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Distinguished Gentlemans Ride - Cambridge
Johnnie will be leading as he has earned his showmanship stripes on the previous ride. https://www.gentlemansride.com/rider/clarkybravo Bishops Stortford Bikers on last years ride. A spiffing good time was had by all. These are pictures of in London for 2016/2017. A great day had by all. Mind blowing fun - hussar! TENS OF THOUSANDS OF DISTINGUISHED GENTLEFOLK IN HUNDREDS OF CITIES WORLDWIDE WILL DON THEIR CRAVATS, TWEAK THEIR MOUSTACHES, PRESS THEIR TWEED AND SIT ASTRIDE THEIR CLASSIC AND VINTAGE STYLED MOTORCYCLES TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR MEN’S HEALTH, SPECIFICALLY PROSTATE CANCER RESEARCH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION. If you have a classic, vintage or retro styled motorbike and like to dress up this is a must. Over 800 bikers went to the event in London last year and 37,000 worldwide raising $2.3M for prostate cancer research. I have not seen many bikes in our group that qualify for the ride - even my Bonneville America is just passable for this but if you have a lovely classic or unusual bike in the garage this is the event to show it off. Riding Dapper for a Cause: Where we’ve come from and where we’re headed The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark 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 in 2012 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. • In 2013, over 11,000 participants in 145 cities around the world raised over $277k (US) for prostate cancer research. • In 2014, over 20,000 participants in 257 cities in 58 countries raised over $1.5M (US) for prostate cancer research. • In 2015, over 37,000 participants in 410 cities in 79 countries raised over $2.3M (US) for prostate cancer research. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a celebration of the art of being dapper and classic custom motorcycles. What does that mean, you ask? Think: Monocles, jaunty trimmed moustaches, silk vests, crisp shirts and tailored suits. Ride: Cafe' Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Sidecar, Classic Scooter, Brat Styled motorcycles. Visit our style guide to check out the bikes that make The Distinguished Gentleman’s the unique event that it is. Do: Bring your finest manners, neatest facial foliage, a sense of fun and a smile. Pay: The ride is free however we encourage those riding to make a donation to the cause as well as consider helping reach our fundraising goals by getting friends, family and colleagues to donate via your personal fundraising page. Plan is to ride into Cambridge and join the 100s of other dapper chappies to be snapped and ogled by Chinese tourists who say "This only appen in Englandshire". Suggest late registration as any sign of rain is a no-no in a suit or tweeds.

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London Rd, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3LA · Bishop's Stortford

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A very friendly club with hundreds of members who enjoy the social side of biking. This is one of the closest bike clubs to London that has the best roads available for pleasure seeking two-wheelers. Anyone from 125s upwards is welcome and we structure most rides to allow faster riders at the front and slower ones at the back - using our corner marking system everyone will meet up eventually at the next cafe stop. That said, we do not encourage road racing and reckless disregard for speed limits. There is enough fun to be had at legal speed limits if you do it properly.

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"Thanks Debs for reminding us of the mindful elements of a ride like this. We concentrate on the road surface, gravel, sleepy drivers, rider in front etc, but at our pace today we had time to see all the stuff around us. The Kites and the blue flax made it for me. I saw the de Havilande Rapide biplane from Duxford and a Hurricane today. And, clouds that dumped on me!"
Ton-up Tony from Eddie Fazers Finchingfield ride on 23rd July 2017

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