The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday, May 22, 2022 broke all previous fundraising records. When the DGR ended, a new world record was set. 93,456 passengers participated in 802 cities in 104 countries. They were elegantly dressed and rode their classic motorcycles. They raised nearly $6 million to support research into prostate cancer and men’s mental health.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride returns to pre-Covid format
Compared to the last DGR before Covid in 2019, the 2022 flight had a 4% increase. Compared to the single ride and social distancing event last year, this year’s fundraising rate is 47% higher.
Since its inaugural release in 2012, DGR has amassed more than 400,000 classic and classic motorcycle riders from 114 countries around the world. Together, these events have raised more than $37 million for Men’s Health.
Cycling with Troy Bayliss on the TT Circuit Assen
Triumph is back as the main supporter of DGR
Triumph has proudly supported The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for the past nine editions. And in 2022, Triumph and Gibson Guitars teamed up to deliver amazing prizes. The T120 Gibson Edition will be a one-time award to the highest collector. There will also be a modified version of the Triumph 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue.
Next year will be 10 years since Triumph backed the distinguished gentleman’s car as its main partner and sponsor. For the occasion, Triumph has something pretty in store.
Paul Stroud – Commercial Director Triumph:
“It is a great honor to support the journey of an outstanding gentleman and to contribute to this year’s incredible achievement in support of research into prostate cancer and men’s mental health. Next year, Triumph will celebrate its 10th anniversary as DGR’s main sponsor, and we are working on something incredibly special to celebrate with this achievement.”
Mark Hawa – Founder of DGR:
“What a great comeback for group riding! There’s really nothing better than watching tens of thousands of friendly motorcyclists smile and wave on city streets in support of prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. It’s something we’ve really missed over the past couple of years. Our community made a strong comeback this year among the Top 3 collectors raising more money than any previous year, which we have proudly rewarded with the support of our global partner, Triumph Motorcycles. Next year will be a year to watch as we celebrate 10 years with Triumph Motorcycles in amazing style!
About the distinguished gentleman ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) brings together hundreds of thousands of classic and vintage motorcyclists around the world to raise funds and raise awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawa. Inspired by the image of classic suits and vintage bikes, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to fight the often negative stereotype of bikers and connect the global biker community, as well as raise money for something important to every motorcyclist.
DGR is raising money for its charitable partner Movember, and is committed to raising money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health programs. DGR and Movember have funded significant research and programs to help men bond better with their friends and live happier, healthier lives.
For more information and to join a ride near you, visit GentlemansRide.com†