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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (2022 DGR) Smashes Global Funding Record

Almost $6 Million USD Raised in Sartorial Style

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. Sydney, Australia - James Clarke

Ah, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (or DGR)

The world’s most debonair, donation-based riding organization, devoted to raising money for prostate cancer awareness and mens’ mental health. 

This year’s post-pandemic corps d’elite was impressive, to say the least – and we have a source showing that, when it comes to the figure for funds raised, DGR yoiked it out of the park…quite literally. 

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. London, UK – Frederick Dobbs

A beauty of an article courtesy of Motorcycle.com states that 2022’s ride succeeded in raising close to $6 million USD this year, punting previous records out of the proverbial water (and beating last year’s donation amount by a clear 47%). 

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. Belgrade, Serbia – Bobislav Bob Bobisavljevic

“On Sunday 5th June, when the fundraising closed, a new global fundraising record for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was established,” celebrates Motorcycle.com

“93,456 riders in 802 cities, spread across 104 countries, dressed dapper and rode their classic motorcycles raising close to $6M USD to support prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.”

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. Scott Hopkins, Sydney, Australia

“In the United States and Canada, 14,233 riders from 183 cities raised almost $2.5 million USD. This represents over one third of the donations globally.”

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of any media chosen. Auckland, New Zealand, Elias Moraga

The fantastic news comes alongside a small hint of what’s to come next year; with 2023 purportedly celebrating ten glorious years of Triumph supporting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride as the main partner and sponsor, we’re anticipating a trim, well-dressed, sleek beastie to join Triumph’s ranks. 

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. Hanoi, Viet Nam – Le Quang Huy

With such a prolific brand as their sponsor, we look forward to seeing the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride continue to inspire, educate and fund future improvements to cancer research and mens mental health. 

A view of the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, 2021's iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR's media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen.
A view of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, 2021’s iteration. Photo courtesy of The DGR’s media gallery, with a request to honour the photographers of media chosen. Belgrade, Serbia – Miloš Muškinja

For other stories like this, be sure to chack back at our shiny new webpage. Fancy joining the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for 2023? Hit up DGR’s webpage and get ready to register; who knows – you might even see us on the road.

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*Media sourced from the DGR’s media gallery of 2021, which included contributions from the cameras of Amy Shore, Miloš Muškinja, Elias Moraga, Wrexer Productions, Dobbie Lambert, and more. Find their contributions in the above media gallery, all rights reserved.*

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  1. I can be a preppy good-looking fellow myself, and I love the style of Distinguishing Motorcyclist Rider’s. However, in the Florida Summer I don’t think so. — Too F-ing Hot!!! — I first heard about you guys back in 2013, I believe, please let me know if there’s a chapter here near Bradenton Florida, which is next to Sarasota, and near Tampa. I may change my mind. Cheer’s!