DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE
We are delighted to confirm that once again Triumph are the lead sponsor of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride in its 10th-Year Anniversary, marking our 8th year of helping raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and men's mental health.
WHAT IS THE DGR?
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 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. Triumph decided that the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride captures everything to be celebrated about motorcycling, and has supported the event for a number of years, seeing DGR grow 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. This year it will look a little different as we ‘Ride Solo Together’, socially distanced but globally connected. Get on your bike either on your own or with a pillion, and ride through the heart of your city for men's health. Due to the ever-changing level of restrictions in place in each city and country, the format of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for 2021 will vary depending on the location in which each ride will take place. It will contain a mixture of COVID-safe, Route Only, or Ride Solo events. For information on how rides near you will be conducted, visit the DGR Website.
How are Triumph involved?
Aside from supporting the ride through engaging with the global community of Triumph modern classic fans and riders, we are donating four brand new motorcycles from its Modern Classic rangeto be gifted to the three highest fundraisers worldwide and to the winner of the Gentlefolk Competition. One of these four bikes will be a unique piece custom-Thruxton RS that will celebrate the 10th-Year anniversary of the initiative.
JOINING THE TRIUMPH TEAM
This year we will once again have an official Triumph riding team. The 'Triumph DGR Riding Group' is for any Triumph modern classic rider to enter and the top five fundraisers in each of these teams will win a high-value clothing prize from Triumph.
There are several ways you can join the 'Triumph DGR Riding Group'
1. When people first register and go to their Ride Dashboard a main section on that page shows them the key links to join one of the Featured Teams.
2. In the main 'About DGR' drop down menu riders can select 'featured teams' which takes them to a section on the leading teams with a link to join.
3. When a rider is on their dashboard page they can choose to 'create/join a team' link, which takes them to a section where they can create their own team or search for one to join.
HOW DO I TAKE PART?
If you want to put on your Sunday best and take part in the next Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, you can get more information or sign up to start fundraising by visiting the DGR Website.
Don’t worry if you can’t ride on the day. From Lahore to London and onto Los Angeles, you can get updates and images of Triumph riders taking part across globe via the official Triumph social media channels.