The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, was founded in 2012 in Sydney Australia, inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together. That first ride brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause.
In 2013, over 11,000 participants in 145 cities around the world raised over $277,000 for prostate cancer research.
In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5 million (USD) for prostate cancer research. Our fundraising goal for 2015 is $3 million (USD).
On Sunday September 27th 2015, more than 30,000 smartly-dressed gentlefolk in over 400 cities will straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvellous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.
“As we celebrate Singapore’s Golden Jubilee this year, we will be aligning the route with our the country’s heritage. We are expecting a turn out of approx. 300 riders, dressed in suit and ties, riding to raise funds for Prostate Cancer Research. This is our third run in Singapore and we are proud to say that it is one of the top 4 cities in the world in terms of contributions, participation and media exposure.” Says Leeyan from Motorwerks.
The event starts at 3pm and riding off at 4pm. The riders will be expected to make 2 stops for water break before arriving at end point at 7pm.
3.00pm: Starting point: Spruce @ Old Bukit Timah Fire Station
4.45pm: First pit stop: Duxton Hill
5.45pm: Second pit stop: Dakota Crescent
6.30pm: End point: Marina Barrage
In the meantime, check out last year’s highlight below. Ride safe, Ride gentle…