Motorcycle symphony for Distinguished Gentlemen

Motorcycle symphony for Distinguished Gentlemen

We know motorcycles are music to our ears and now Dutch musician Dominic Seldis has proven it by producing a special motorcycle symphony to promote this Sunday’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam musician has recreated Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss using only a range of different motorcycle exhausts. Symphony bikes Interestingly, a couple …

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Riders ‘risk cancer from autonomous cars positive

Riders ‘risk cancer’ from autonomous cars

Riders could be exposed to an increased cancer risk caused by microwave radiation from autonomous cars (self-driving), according to a British engineer. Mark Steele, chief technology officer at Reevu Helmets, says they have avoided problems of radiation with their upcoming Head-Up Display (HUD) helmet. However, he says authorities around the world are turning a blind …

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Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride founder Mark Hawwa

Five more countries become Distinguished

Albania, Kuwait, Monaco, Nicaragua, and Ukraine join the line-up of distinguished countries involved in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride which this year. The 2017 DGR on September 24 is expected to involve more than 600 cities, about 70,000 riders and 95 countries and raise an expected $US 5 million for cancer research, says spokesman Stephen Broholm. …

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MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl Freya

MotoGP auction aids Sydney girl

MotoGP superstars such as Valentino Rossi will help a five-year-old Sydney girl with a rare children’s cancer when 102 personal items are auctioned online this month. In January this year, a Sydney single mother of three was told her five-year-old daughter, Freyja, had a rare, aggressive and incurable form of cancer. Read more about Freya here. …

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Josh and Annabelle brain cancer

Riding with brain cancer to Harley Heaven

We recently met brain cancer patient Joshua Chalmers on a ride to celebrate the 100th anniversary for Harley-Davidson Australia. Josh and his wife Annabelle (pictured above) had been invited on the ride as part of the company’s donation to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Together with Harley Heaven in Melbourne they also donated $100,000 and …

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Lap Australia for cancer research Around Australia Ride

Around Australia Ride for cancer research

Riders who want to tick off a lap of Australia on their bucket list while raising funds for cancer research are invited to participate in the third Around Australia Ride. The first ARR was held in 2010, the second in 2013 and the third begins on May 11, 2018, in Sydney, returning on June 12. …

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Josh, Nici and Paul brain cancer research

Harley donates $100k to brain cancer

Harley-Davidson Australia has invited two brain cancer patients on its 100th anniversary ride with Harley “royalty” and is donating $100,000 to the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Brain cancer patients Paul McLean and Josh Chalmers are accompanying Bill Davidson, great grandson of a company founder, on the anniversary ride from Sydney to Melbourne. And when they …

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Camp Quality Convoy Victoria 2016

Motorcycles and trucks convoy for kids

The third annual Camp Quality Victory Convoy of motorcycles and trucks on April 30 hopes to raise $150,000 to give 150 Victorian kids the opportunity to attend camp. Camp Quality Victoria spokeswoman Jo McKeown says the event started in 2015 with 252 participants and grew to 374 trucks and 40 motorcycles last year, raising more than …

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Barefoot bowls follows charity ride

Riders can celebrate the 15th annual Bras n Bikes Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ride with a round of barefoot bowls at the Yandina AFL Club after the ride on October 23, 2016. The charity ride is organised by Sunshine Coast women’s riding group, Girl Torque. Group leader Judy Noakes says there were  510 riders and 100 pillions …

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Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride

Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride success

Organisers of the inaugural Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride at Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland expected 12 riders, but ended up with almost 100, such is the success of this global phenomenon. The Noosa ride on September 27, 2015, was one of 131 new rides added to the list of cities around the world participating in the DGR this year, bringing the number …

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