Join Triumph For The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 10th Anniversary Edition

Celebrating a decade of riding for a cause, Triumph and The Distinguished
Gentleman’s Ride join forces for the 8th consecutive year of bringing classic and vintage
style motorcyclists together on May 23, 2021. This year’s event marks its 10th
Anniversary and has raised $27.45M USD since its first edition.


Triumph Motorcycles have been proudly supporting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
for the last 8 years, which has brought together over 300,000 classic motorcycle
enthusiasts to help raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer and men’s mental
health.


As homage to The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’s 10th year anniversary, a one-off
Triumph Thruxton RS will be built and revealed before the event. The prize will be
reserved for the Gentlefolk Competition Winner for 2021. In order to be eligible to win,
participants need to register at www.gentlemansride.com where more info is available
on how to be eligible for the Gentlefolk competition.

Who Founded This?

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by
Mark Hawwa. After inspiration from a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage
motorcycles, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-
negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community and
to raise funds for a cause important to every rider.


The event has been attracting an increasing number of participants around the world
every year since 2012. Since then, it has raised a total of $27.45M USD and brought
together over 300,000 riders. This year, the motorcycling fundraising event looks to
reach the milestone of raising over $30M USD on its 10th year anniversary, to continue
funding research and programs with Movember such as the Social Connections
Challenge and the Veteran’s and First Responders Challenge.

Riding events: 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 www.gentlemansride.com. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
encourages all participants to operate within COVID-safe best-practices, and maintain
appropriate social distancing measures.

Triumph and DGR: Triumph is proud to once again partner with The Distinguished
Gentleman’s Ride to support this incredible event and to encourage every Triumph fan
to support the event by dressing dapper, riding and donating, while observing clear
social distancing regulations that each country has in place.


In addition, Triumph is donating four brand new motorcycles from its Modern Classic
range to 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.
The Triumph Modern Classic motorcycle family represents the quintessence of the
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride spirit: elegant, iconic, characterful, and built for the ride.
Triumph social media channels will also be following the hashtags #DGR2021.

Paul Stroud, Triumph’s Chief Commercial Officer: “We at Triumph are proud to be
the main partner for the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride for the 8th consecutive year
and are also delighted to be celebrating the 10th-year Anniversary of the initiative
overall. Our relationship with the DGR is an incredibly important partnership – raising
funds and awareness to fight prostate cancer and support men’s mental health is
important to both Triumph and riders. As ever, progress to raise awareness and support
is even more effective when it’s a lasting partnership where we can improve and evolve
our collective activity year on year.”


Mark Hawwa, Founder & Director of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride: “It’s hard
to believe that 10 years ago, a few dapper men and women mounted their classic bikes
and rode in the first ever Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. We’ve made so many
incredible connections and met so many inspiring people over the last decade; and one
of the connections that we’re most proud of is with Triumph Motorcycles. Since 2014,
our partnership has paved the way for classic and vintage styled riders to mount their
steeds, look distinguished, and ride for men’s health. This year, we are not only
celebrating 10 years of DGR, but 8 years of our partnership with Triumph Motorcycles.
We look forward to collectively raising over $30m USD since the event began, and riding
dapper for men’s health – whether that’s in a COVID-safe event, or solo – we’re in this
together!”


To learn more about Triumph and DGR, visit: –
https://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/triumph-world/distinguished-gentlemans-ride