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DGR on course to exceed £4.5m fundraising target

Published: 01 October 2018

Updated: 10 August 2018

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride took place on Sunday, September 30, 2018 and it has already raised almost £4.3 million of its £4.5 million target. London is currently the city with the largest fundraising contribution, which stands at over £215k.

If you’re not familiar with it, the DGR is a global riding initiative that sees riders take to the roads in their finest garb to help raise awareness and money for men’s health-related charities.

Going for six years now, it has raised over £10 million to date. In 2018 more than 112,000 riders in 650 cities across 101 countries headed out, with the target of raising a further £4.5 million in donations.

“The past six years have seen The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride grow far more than I ever could have imagined,” says Mark Hawwa, founder of the event. “Working with the Movember Foundation has allowed us to target key concerns in men’s health, helping us change the lives of men and helping them to live longer and happier lives.”

Tweed jackets are not compulsory at the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

To raise money, the DGR encourages riders to seek sponsorship and offers prizes for the biggest fundraisers including brand new bikes from Triumph and Royal Enfield, as well as clothing from Rev It and Zenith watches.

The Bike Shed at DGR

The Bike Shed crew have been supporting the DGR since the first London ride in 2012.

Back in 2012 there were just 50 people on the London DGR, six years later and it has had to be capped at 1,000! And the guys and girls of The Shed had a great time at the 2018 ride...

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