The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa founded
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Sydney, Australia in 2012 with 2500 registered riders.
Inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit.
Last year alone there were 94,000 riders from 92 countries raising $4.85m for charitable
Triumph Motorcycles started their support for the DGR in 2014 and have continued their
support to this day. Over 1500 Triumph Motorcycle owners across cities during early morning
hours of Sunday-30 th September donned their cravats, straightened their ties, pressed their
tweed, and sat astride their favourite classic styled motorcycle to celebrate the 5th edition of
Triumph Distinguished Gentlemen’s ride. These Triumph riders were riding to raise funds and
awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men's mental health.
Leading the ride from Mumbai- Mr. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager Triumph Motorcycles India
said- “Prostate cancer affects many around the world. By supporting this prestigious annual ride
event, we raise awareness and funds for research to save million lives across the globe. We are
delighted to be able to support and participate in such an extraordinary and wonderful event,
for such a powerful cause for good. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a brilliant initiative
which not only successfully establishes and strengthens the bond amongst fellow motorcyclists
but also is aimed at promoting a noble cause. “
The funds raised will support prostate cancer research and mental health programmes on
behalf of The Movember Foundation, who are the world’s largest men’s health organisation.
Mr. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager Triumph Motorcycles
The Distinguished Gentleman
Triumph owners gearing up for the DGR 2018 ride