Even though the pandemic has forced the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to go solo this year, Triumph Motorcycle is back on board as the major sponsor.
DGR operations manager Ramsey Sayed says the event will still go ahead on 27 September 2020 around the globe, but as a “ride solo, together” event.
Riders who register online, fundraise at least US200 for Movember, dress-up, and ride as individuals and/or with a pillion will be in the running to win one of three Triumph motorcycles.
One random winner will get a Bonneville T120 and the three highest fundraisers globally will also win Triumph motorcycles.
The top fundraiser gets a Triumph Thruxton RS, a Hedon DGR Kingpin helmet and $US2000 worth of Belstaff apparel.
Second and third fundraisers get a Triumph Scrambler 1200 and Speed Twin as well as the Hedon helmet and Belstaff gear.
There will also be Belstaff and Hedon prizes for the top 50 fundraisers, while those who raise $US200 or more get a 2020 DGR patch.
DGR founder Mark Hawwa says that despite the solo format, “we will still unite and ride dapper”.
“We will still do everything we can to help men stop dying too young, alongside our charity partner, Movember,” he says.
“We invite riders to ride solo, but remain socially connected and united for the cause.
“For those riders that have previously considered taking part but never had a ride nearby, you can this year. There’s no better reason and no better time to be part of DGR.”
Riders are encouraged to engage on all social media channels and showcase their efforts on the DGR website: gentlemansride.com
Many DGR fans may not like the virtual DGR idea but it will be a real test of the commitment of participants and whether they are doing it for the benefit of others and in the spirit of the event, or just for pleasure.