More than 23,000 people have already registered to take part in this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a world-wide event supported by Zenith watches that raises awareness and money for prostate cancer and men’s mental health charities.
On Sunday September 30th 2018, the organiser expects over 120,000 “distinguished gentlefolk” in over 650 cities worldwide to don their cravats, tustle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride classic and vintage styled motorcycles for the event.
Influenced by the tragedy of losing one of the organaiser’s ride hosts to depression, from 2016 the day has widened its health fundraising goals.
“Now, the funding of men’s mental health programs is a Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride focus, in addition to prostate cancer research through our new official charity partner The Movember Foundation and the support of our title sponsors Triumph Motorcycles and Zenith Watches,” the organiser says.
Zenith is donating five Limited Edition Zenith DGR Ton Up watches as prizes for the fundraiser.
No UK cities have yet been announced for DGR rides, but London has been an active participant in the past and organisers will hope it takes place again.