Riders have embraced the first-ever solo edition of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday, 27 September. Over 55,000 riders dressed dapper, rode their classic & vintage style motorcycles solo and raised over $3.6 million for Movember, the men’s health charity.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Founder, Mark Hawwa –  “This year was a strange one. We took an event that was driven by community engagement and connectedness, and reformed it to make it work in this crazy COVID world! Not knowing what to expect, we gave it our all and brought the global DGR community together at a distance for DGR 2020. With over 55,000 participants raising over $3.6 million AUD, the socially-distanced DGR proved a huge success.



Riders across Australia were encouraged to connect digitally by joining Team Shannons on the DGR website, to help bring classic and vintage enthusiasts together around the country. The team did amazingly, ending up at 7th place globally. With the huge support we’ve had this year, we have no doubt that 2021 will be our biggest year yet as we celebrate 10 years of DGR! We can’t wait for it, and we’re excited to be able to share that with the team at Shannons!”



Shannons were proud supporters of DGR across Australia and the incredible people in the Shannons Team raised the bar and went above and beyond, spreading awareness and raising $26,903 for the Movember Foundation.

Congratulations to Shannons Top 10 fundraisers listed below, who have each won a Bowden’s Own detailing pack and the top three will also receive a custom Shannons garage sign…

  • SIMON WHITTAKER – $5,811
  • RON ROSS- $4,029
  • MATTHEW SALT- $3,000
  • JOHN AUST- $2,174
  • GREG LOUIS – $1,728
  • GARY WRIGHT- $1,522
  • CRAIG IRELAND – $1,060
  • BRADLEY BEDWELL – $964
  • DARREN SHARMAN – $890
  • PIERS HOLDSWORTH – $719

Shannons latest episode of DRIVEN features The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Founder, Mark Hawwa. Discover his passion for motorcycles, and his mission to bring people together by breaking the typical stereotypes of who a motorcycle rider should be and what they look like.


Shannons DRIVEN Ep 21 Featuring Mark Hawwa, DGR Founder


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