I am delighted to support The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride helping raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health and I encourage you to do too.
WHAT IS THE DGR?
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) creates themed rideouts across the Globe to raise awareness and funds for male charitable causes. Founder Mark Hawwa hit upon the inspiration for the ‘dressing dapper’ theme in 2012, when he saw a photo of Don Draper from TV show Mad Men sitting on a classic bike whilst wearing a suit.
I, like founder Mark Hawwa, feel that the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride captures everything to be celebrated about motorcycling. The DGR has grown to a global event in the process.
WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE?
Since its inception The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride has spread to more countries, cities and towns each year. In 2020, more than 50,000 distinguished gentlefolk took to their classic and vintage motorcycles and rode solo in over 2000 locations across the globe. In 2021 it looked a little different as we ‘Rode Solo Together’, socially distanced but globally connected.
For 2022 get on your bike either on your own or with a pillion, and ride through the heart of your city for men’s health. For information on how rides near you will be conducted, visit the DGR Website.
HOW IS THE MOTELORCYCLE PROJECT INVOLVED?
Aside from supporting the ride through awareness, I am also donating a percentage of proceeds from my book sales and several books globally to reward fundraising efforts.
JOINING THE MOTELORCYCLE TEAM
The ‘Motelorcycle DGR Riding Group’ is for any motorelorcyclist rider to enter and the top five fundraisers on the Motelorcycle DGR Team will win an autographed copy of Sleeping Around in America: Revisiting the Roadside Motel.
Here is how you can join the ‘Motelorcycle DGR Riding Group’. When you are on the DGR dashboard page you can choose the ‘create/join a team’ link. This takes you to a section where you can create your own team or search for one to join. It’s that easy!