The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride celebrates 10 years
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is calling on riders all over the world to celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Sunday, 23rd of May, 2021. Put on that suit and helmet, jump on your bike and head out for a ride to support a great cause that has been going for a decade!
2021 marks a historic year for the global motorcycling event, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR). This is the first year running on the new annual date in May. Since 2012, the event has connected hundreds-of-thousands of classic and vintage style motorcyclists from over 100 countries around the world and to-date has raised $27.45M USD for men’s health.
Founder of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, Mark Hawwa, reflects on 10 years of the event, on the new date, and why 2021 is so important for riders to register for this year’s event:
“It’s unfathomable to think that 10 years ago, an idea to bring a few dapper men and women together on classic bikes to change the stereotypes of motorcyclists went viral. Since then, we’ve made so many incredible connections and met so many inspiring people; all while raising a huge amount of funds and awareness for men’s health, on behalf of Movember.” Said Hawwa.
Since 2012, the event has connected hundreds-of-thousands of classic and vintage style motorcyclists from over 100 countries around the world and to-date has raised $27.45M USD for men’s health…
“This year is a little different to most. Similarly to last year, with so many cities still under restrictions, we need to consider the safety of our global community. We look to organise COVID-safe events where possible, and for those who can’t, we encourage you to connect digitally and ride solo for men’s health. To help in that excitement, we have some incredible prizes on offer for including a custom 1-of-1 DGR x Triumph motorcycle.”
The event for 2021 boasts some of the most amazing prizes yet, with four brand new motorcycles from major partner Triumph Motorcycles. One of these motorcycles will be a custom, 1-of-1 DGR x Triumph motorcycle, made only for the winner of the 2021 Gentlefolk Competition. Adding to the incredible Triumph prizes, are custom top 50 fundraiser helmets courtesy of Hedon helmets with a very special design to commemorate the event’s 10th year anniversary.
They have also offered up 10x hedonist helmets, which will be custom-painted by 10 well-renowned artists and auctioned off during the campaign. Returning in 2021 are Belstaff, taking the mantle of the event’s motorcycle outfitter partner, providing classic motorcycle outfits for top fundraiser and sprint prizes for event fundraisers, and ELF lubricants as the official lubricant partner of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
Funds raised from the previous events are being invested by Movember in prostate cancer research and mental health programs that will save the lives of men. DGR say they are particularly excited by our continued investment into initiatives focussed on supporting social connections of men in motorcycling, and the first responders who have worked tirelessly to keep their communities safe.
To register, fundraise, and support the wonderful work that DGR do, head over to DGR website and celebrate 10 years of riding dapper in the world’s most stylish motorcycle event!