On the 25th September, tens of thousands of motorcyclists grabbed their bow ties, threw on their tweed jackets and pulled on their open face lids to take part in the fourth Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
Cities across the globe were flocked too by these rather dapper looking bikers in a fun event with a serious purpose. The DGR brings people together to raise awareness and funding for research into prostate cancer and the Movember Foundation, both committed to helping men live healthier, longer and happier lives.
In total, 56,514 riders took part across 90 countries and managed to raise a phenomenal US $3,297,989; though funding is up massively on the $2.2million it raised last year, donations are still open. Check out the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride website for more information.
Starting with 2500 riders in 2012 and growing to 56,000 riders four years later is an astonishing growth in the participation of this event.
In the UK, 4647 riders took part up and down the country raising a total of £408,581 for the associated charities. With the London ride featuring the largest number of riders of any around the globe, a total of 1061 perfectly dressed gentleman took to the capital attracting passers-by to admire the weird and wonderful riders in full swing.