Triumph Motorcycles recently organised Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) motorcycling event which witnessed participation of over 70,000 men and women through the streets of over 600 cities, across 95 countries, all over the world. The ride, which was organised on Sunday, 24th September, 2017 was aimed to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and suicide prevention. DGR in India has also seen great success with more than 2,000 riders across the country participating in the motoring event.
DGR is a totally unique global motorcycling event that has raised to date around £6million ($8million) for men’s health through the charity Movember, and Triumph is delighted to be the official DGR motorcycle partner for a fifth consecutive year.
Founded by Mark Hawwa in 2012, with a first ride attended by 2,500 dapper ladies and gentlemen, worldwide interest has grown to such an extent that this year with around 70,000 riders registered it will be the biggest yet. And, to reflect the impact and importance of the DGR, Triumph have provided four brand new motorcycles from the Bonneville line-up to be awarded to the highest fundraisers and competition winners.
To celebrate this year’s historic ride Triumph have built a special one-off version of the modern classic Bonneville T100 called ‘The Dapper Bonnie DGR100’. Designed in partnership with Harris Tweed, this exclusive custom feature a unique bronze tank and Triumph Harris Tweed saddle, a version of which is up for grabs to win by the top 10 ‘Team Triumph’ fundraisers on the DGR website.
Prostate cancer is a cancer which develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. The disease is said to be slow growing, however, sometimes it grow relatively fast. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes.