Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride record year Brisbane

Record year for Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has had a record year, raising $US5.8m (about $8.2m) for men’s cancer research and mental health issues. This is just short of the target of $US6m ($8.4m), but still a record year and almost half of the $US13m  ($18.2m) raised since the DGR started in 2012. Fund raising ends on October …

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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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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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Henry Crew Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled youngest person to ride around the world young

Bid for youngest global ride heads to Australia

Henry Crew, 23, is heading to Australia on his bid to become the youngest person to ride around the world – all in the name of mental health. The Brit is undertaking the epic ride to challenge himself, while speaking out about his own experiences with depression and anxiety and the friends he has lost …

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Riders have been invited to attend the funeral cortege and celebration of the life and works of well-respected and loved rider John JC Curran.

Riders invited to honour John JC Curran

Riders have been invited to attend the funeral cortege and celebration of the life and works of well-respected and loved rider John Anthony JC Curran. JC passed away on Saturday, 4 August, 2018, after a long battle with prostate cancer, aged 65. Riders who remember JC are asked to say “ride free” and join the …

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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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Black Dog Ride to Darwin

Bookings open for Black Dog Ride to Darwin

Bookings are now open for the annual Black Dog Ride, this time heading to Darwin for the first time. The Top End ride leaves each state at varied times around August 9, arrives on Friday, August 17 and finishes on the Saturday. Riders will be able to take part in the complete event or just …

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Black Dog Ride 1 Dayer charity ride register agenda

Black Dog Ride sets big 2018 agenda

A World Superbikes tour, a visit to the Top End and heaps more One Dayer events are scheduled for the 2018 Black Dog Ride agenda. All rides raise funds and awareness for mental health issues. Black Dog Ride’s new CEO David Peach says “awareness is the best catalyst for promoting help seeking behaviour and preventing …

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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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