EVENTS

TRIUMPH FOR DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMEN'S RIDE

DAPPER DOINGS AROUND THE GLOBE


A couple of weekends ago more than 11,000 motorcyclists from 250 countries around the world give a two-wheeled salute to prostate cancer. Raising more than $1.4 million for charity, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) showed just how generous and stylish motorcycling can be.

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More than 700 motorcyclists attended the UK’s main event in Borough Market, London, which brought the city to a standstill as hundreds of riders on scramblers, café racers, classics and bobbers took to the road; all dressed in tweed, suits, bowties and sporting eccentric facial hair.

A global phenomenon sponsored by Triumph Motorcycles, the annual event saw riders support events across 13 cities in the UK; including York, Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford and Newcastle. Aiming to increase awareness of prostate cancer, each eccentric event raised much-needed funds to tackle the illness.

This year’s London ride-out was led by award-winning comedian and Triumph aficionado Rufus Hound, who took riders on a tour of the city for a day of camaraderie, fun and impeccable old school style. With over £85,000 raised for Prostate Cancer UK on the London ride alone, this year’s DGR has already been crowned a huge success; attracting more interest and raising more money than ever before.

For more information about The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride visit http://www.gentlemansride.com.
Posted by Lucy England
for Wemoto News on 14 October 2014 in Events

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