to support the research in the field of prostate cancer; The ride was supported by Triumph Motorcycles India
New Delhi, 27th September, 2015: Magnificent men on their flying machines gathered today for a global celebration of motorcycling, style, friendship and banter all in aid of giving a two wheel salute to prostate cancer. Groups of Triumph-ant riders, all makes and models dressed dapper and toured the towns in line with the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride, a global phenomenon founded by a bunch of Australian friends in 2012. The flurry of elegant riders on their Triumph’s made for a pleasant sight on the Sunday morning, with an aim to create awareness on prostate cancer and raise money to support the research in the field of this fatal disease.
Triumph Motorcycles, had supported the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in 2014 and is proud to have played its part in accelerating the global growth of such a fantastic initiative this year as well. It’s all about the scramblers, café racers, classic styled bikes and bobbers, and the dapper chaps that own them – regardless of brand. What’s important is having a great ride and raising awareness and as much money as possible to combat a disease that kills one gentlemen every hour somewhere in the world.
This years’ The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’15 took place on Sunday 27th September across the country. Delhi saw the largest participation from the riders’ group with as many as many as 350+ riders; all suited up, converged at Vintage 31, Bistro & Cafe by Navya, 31- Mehar Chand Market, Lodhi Road, New Delhi and hit the road in style at 9AM to reach Crowne Plaza, Greater Noida. The ride in Delhi was organized by Royal Mavericks – a New Delhi based riders group. The event also recognized the efforts people put into dressing up so early in the morning by announcing titles like Most Distinguished Bike/Ride; Most Distinguished Couple; Most Distinguished Gentleman; Most Distinguished Lady; Most Distinguished Motorcycling Group; Most Distinguished Mustache or Beard and the Senior Most Rider.
Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd commented “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a brilliant initiative which not only successfully establish and strengthens the bond amongst fellow motorcyclists, but also aimed at promoting a social cause. We, at Triumph Motorcycles India, are very happy to have collaborated with the DGR for the second time in a row in India, which gives us just the right platform provide our esteemed customers and brand patrons with a complete riding experience. The entire process of following a dress code and riding in harmony with fellow bikers was quite an enthralling experience and also helped with breaking the stereotypes the society associates with men on bikes whilst raising funds for men’s health issues.”
The concept of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride began with a picture of Don Draper from television’s Mad Men. This picture inspired the café racer aficionado Mark Hawwa to thinking about a Suit Ride in Perth. The idea quickly took off, starting in just a one city and then quickly growing into the global event we know today. A credible global partner who could provide the springboard and infrastructure to deliver the event on an ever growing worldwide basis was the need to hour and resulted in a partnership with Triumph Motorcycles.