DAPPER MOTORCYCLISTS SAVE LIVES GLOBALLY
Founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, inspired by the photo of a rider in fine suit on a classic bike, held the first Destinguished Gentleman’s Ride – a themed event to fight the often negative man on a motorcycle stereotype.
Bringing together 2500 riders in 64 cities, the event’s success pushed Mark and allied to use it to supporting something worthy. Since that time “The Destinguished Gentleman’s Ride” is a world known campaign raising funds to support awareness of prostate cancer and male mental health charities.
This year, on Sunday, september 29th, the “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” will parade through the hearts of over 700 cities across 110 countries, with over 125.000 classic and vintage styled motorcyclists will suit-up in their smartest attire and unite in the annual 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. The event has raised over $18.5M USD for men’s health. 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.
The 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.
We, the Free Spirits Team, will be present on the Vicenza DGR2019, with our partners Triumph Triplebike Vicenza and Virex by McRacing, supporting this amazing event with our community and brotherhood.
For more information about the Vicenza Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride visit www.gentlemansride.com/vicenza. Visit www.gentlemansride.com for more general information.
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.