Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was started in 2012 with only 25 participant when it was first held in Malaysia, simultaneity in Sydney.
Retro Lambretta and Vespa
Wak Doyok and Gentleman gather for photo shoot before the ride
Classic & customed
On Sunday September 27th 2015, more than 1000 smartly-dressed gentlefolk in 4 cities in Malaysia joins over 30,000 bikers around the world in 410 cities straddle the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers, vespa, lambretta and other marvellous custom motorcycles to raise awareness and help fund the cure for prostate cancer.
In grand style, dapper gents and elegant ladies rides their steeds spreading merriment and joy throughout their communities whilst raising awareness for men’s health. This years fundraising goal for 2015 is $3 million (USD) for prostate cancer fund.
In Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, which we participated for the 1st time, we started as early as 7am to the first “rendezvous point” at the TUDM Muzium in Sg Besi. The crowed gathered in groups and time of departing 9.30am to next “RV point” at KL Garage, a container style bistro in the heart of Ampang KL and 10.45am to Pavilion KL where Pavilion Azrerro hosted the venue for the lucky draws and award the best dress gentleman.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in 2012 in Sydney Australia, inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. It was decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together. That first ride brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause. And the rest, as they say, is eloquently attired history.