The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride: Decade of Dapper documents and celebrates 10 years of raising funds and awareness for mens health initiatives with engaging stories and gorgeous photography.
Starting from the simple, joyous act of riding a motorcycle, The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride (DGR) has united hundreds of thousands of smartly dressed gentlefolk around the world on classic and vintage-style motorcycles to raise over $35 million for prostate cancer and mens mental health initiatives. The annual event has attracted the worlds attention and created some truly amazing stories (and thousands of great images) along the way.
The success of the DGR has seen it become so much more than just a charity event. Its now a kind of global moto family thats made up of thousands of incredible stories, characters, cities, and ambassadors that are all wrapped up in a kind of motorcycling fashion renaissance. Its as much about the amazing people that make it happen as it is about the bikes.
The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride is filled with:
As a lasting record of the hundreds of stories of triumph and heartbreak from the DGR family, this book brings to life the positive, global impact that motorcyclists have made on mens health.
The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride unites classic and vintage-style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and mens mental health. The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of a Hollywood celebrity astride a classic bike while wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support the men in our lives.
Charley Boorman is an English television presenter, actor, and travel writer. Boorman is a noted motorbike enthusiast, and is well known for a series of three long-distance motorcycle journeys with friend Ewan McGregor, documented in the films Long Way Round, Long Way Down, and Long Way Up. At a young age, Boorman started acting in films directed by his father John Boorman. His first role was in Deliverance, and he also appeared in Ridley Scotts Alien. A cancer survivor, he has been a long-time supporter of both Movember and The Distinguished Gentlemans Ride. Boorman resides in London, UK.