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THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE PRESS RELEASE

ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2019

Over 125,000 classic and vintage styled motorcyclists around the world will suit-up in their smartest attire and unite in the annual The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, with the aim of raising $7 Million USD for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health initiatives on behalf of official charity partner, the Movember Foundation.

The Movember Foundation are the leading charity dedicated to helping men lead happier and healthier lives. Together with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, they are dedicated to addressing some of the largest health issues faced by men around the world.

Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised over $18.5M USD for men’s health, with a goal of raising a further $7M USD to the cause in 2019.

With over 1 million men losing their lives annually to suicide and prostate cancer, this event is calling on the global classic and vintage style motorcycling community to stop men dying too young. This year, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will parade through the hearts of over 700 cities across 110 countries on Sunday the 29th of September, 2019.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride website, www.gentlemansride.com, is a peer-to-peer fundraising platform allowing fundraisers to register, personalise, and share their online profiles. Riders must register upon the website to take part and view their local ride details.

Fundraising rewards include motorcycles from global partner Triumph Motorcycles, and an array of tempting rewards from various prize partners.

This goal is made possible with the support of long standing global partners Triumph Motorcycles, Lubricant Partner ELF Lubricants, Helmet partner Hedon Workshop and Safety Partner REV’IT!

With major cities such as Sydney, London, New York City, Los Angeles and Milan topping in excess of over 1,000+ motorcyclists per ride, the event is a site to behold and not to be missed. See below for a taste of what to expect at your nearest Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.


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ABOUT THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION

The Movember Foundation is the leading men’s health charity, funding over 1,200 projects in 21 countries worldwide – focused on men’s mental health, suicide prevention, testicular and prostate cancer research, and support. To date, Movember has raised over $800 million worldwide to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programs that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives.


A WORD FROM THE FOUNDERS

"We are in awe that The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has become the biggest motorcycle fundraising event in the world. This achievement is thanks to our incredible ride hosts and fundraisers, who have really taken this concept and elevated it to the next level. We are also fortunate enough to have incredible support from the motorcycle community including Triumph Motorcycles and our wider family of partners, who have been instrumental in DGR’s growth. We stand united behind our cause to stop me dying to young, working in partnership with the Movember Foundation. 2019 aims to be out biggest and most successful ride to date, so come and join us in whatever city, town or state you’re in, and ride dapper."

"We are incredibly thankful for the support from the entire DGR community who have raised millions to fund initiatives and research targeting prostate cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Right now men all over the world are dying too young and we need to change that. Working with DGR we are not just raising important funds, but the event is bringing men together, which is key to building social connections and getting men to have important conversations. Simply spending time and checking in with your mates can have a huge impact, and DGR allows men to do this. Enjoy the ride!"


CONTACT

For all media and press enquiries please contact Gaz Aldafai

gaz@gentlemansride.com

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