THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

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Sunday May 22

Since the 2012 inaugural ride the DGR has raised an amazing $31.6 MILLION in support of the “Movember” foundation, raising awareness of Prostate Cancer and Mental Health charities.

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (affectionately known as the DGR) runs this year on Sunday 22nd May.  It is, simply, a mass ride-out for classic, vintage and modern retro motorcycles with riders dressed in ‘dapper’ fashion, all in the name of men’s health.

Founded in Sydney back in 2012, the last ‘big ride’ in 2019 (before Covid struck) brought together a total of 116,000 riders in 678 cities throughout 104 countries – and the 2022 DGR is looking to pick up from where it left off. If you want to get involved, there are rides taking place in Barnstaple, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Brooklands (in London), Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Derbyshire, Doncaster, Evesham, Exeter, Furness, Guildford, Hayle, Hull, the Isle of Wight, Lancashire, Leeds, Leicester, London, Maidstone, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, North Yorkshire, Northampton, Norwich, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Salisbury, Solent, Southend, Stoke, West Sussex and Winchester.

Distinguished Gentleman's ride 2022

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For more information on how to get involved, visit: www.gentlemansride.com

Regular contributor Bob Pickett is taking part in the 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.  He explains why, what he’s doing it on and how you can help.

“I will be taking part in the London run, aboard a 1983 Moto Morini Sport. ‘Dapper’ is a challenge, but I’m going for “Country Gentleman”; open-face helmet, waxed jacket, trousers, leather gloves and boots.

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Distinguished Gentleman's ride 2022
Distinguished Gentleman’s ride 2022 – Bob Pickett

In 2018 I lost one of my oldest and dearest friends, Martin Gelder, to cancer. In his will, he left his 6 bikes to 6 friends. Long story short, I inherited his Morini.  It was in a very sorry condition, but after many hours and a considerable amount of effort by a number of people it is running.  This is my tribute to my friend. ‘Boy’ and bike are a combined 100 years old, that’s never going to happen again!

I also have another friend who was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Thankfully he was given the all-clear. And finally, many years ago I suffered mental health issues, with panic attacks and depression – though these have now been under control for years.

The great charities the DGR support are for causes that have directly impacted my life.  If I can give a little back to all that helped me, my friend, and raise awareness so others never go through these experiences, it’s all worthwhile.

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Distinguished Gentleman's ride 2022

And this is where I would like to ask for your help.  I know this comes off the back of some difficult years, but if you can donate even the smallest amount it goes a long way to helping the DGR (and Movember) raise awareness of treatable conditions that take many lives each year.

To contribute to Bob’s DGR, visit: https://gfolk.me/RobertPickett431463

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