Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies mental health

DGR shifts funds toward mental health

The seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 will double their allocation of funding toward mental health. Founder Mark Hawwa of Sydney says they have increased their allocation of funding toward mental health from 20% to 40% for The Movember Foundation. That means 60%, rather than 80%, will go toward prostate research. However, there should …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride ladies

DGR not just for gentlemen but ladies, too

Even though the seventh annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on 30 September 2018 shines an “extra strong” spotlight on men’s health issues, the event is also eagerly supported by many ladies. Ladies take charge ‘In fact, almost 30 of the rides planned this year in more than 650 cities across 95 countries are organised by ladies, says …

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Distinguished Gentleman's Ride DGR founder Mark Hawwa launches Ride Sunday hipsters Ride Sunday

Win one of three bikes on Ride Sunday

The second annual Ride Sunday (June 3, 2018) offers three motorcycles as prizes to the top three fundraisers at this year’s motorcycle charity event. Ride Sunday is different to most other charity events because it allows riders to organise their own events and nominate their own beneficiary from 55 listed charities. The ride is open …

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Video focusses on rider mental health for 2017 DGR Distinguished gentleman's Ride

Video focusses on rider mental health

A video that focusses on the mental health issue of a rider and his family is being promoted to highlight the 2017 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR). DGR has this year doubles its funds in support of men’s mental health on behalf of the Movember Foundation.   The above video, called Survivor, tells the story of BMW …

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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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Ride Sunday

Ride Sunday charity event returns in 2018

Organisers of the inaugural Ride Sunday charity motorcycle event have declared it a success, defended their cut of the funds raised and vowed to return in 2018. The July 2, 2017, event attracted 1883 riders in 62 countries and raised more than $US65,000 for 55 charities. It was initiated by Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride founder Mark …

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DGR founder launches Ride Sunday

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride founder Mark Hawwa (pictured) of Sydney has launched another international charitable motorcycle ride event called Ride Sunday for July 2, 2017. Mark tells us he has been working on the project for three years to provide riders with a wide variety of charities to support when they register online for the ride. …

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DGR is back, bigger and hairier

The fifth annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) is on again worldwide on September 25 2016 and for the first time the chosen charity is the Movember Foundation. DGR has set a fundraising goal of $US5 million to be invested by the Foundation in local and global prostate cancer research and suicide prevention programs. Last year, DGR …

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THrottle Roll Street Party 2016

Throttle Roll Street Party returns in 2017

Despite nearly not happening, the recent Throttle Roll Street Party in Sydney was such a success, the organisers have confirmed it will return in 2017. Spokesman Stephen Broholm says they were concerned about the Throttle Roll event running at a loss, but they broke even so they are already “in full swing” on planning next …

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