BELSTAFF MAKES IT MARK ON MEN’S HEALTH, PARTNERING WITH THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE AS THE OFFICIAL MOTORCYCLE OUTFITTERS
The global event uniquely brings together the motorcycle community and their passion for classic style bikes to support and raise funds for Movember, the men’s health charity. In 2019, the event brought together 116,000 motorcyclists across 100 countries over a shared love of classic styled bikes and helping others.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride uniquely brings together the motorcycle community and their passion for classic style bikes to support and raise funds for Movember, the men’s health charity. In 2019 there were 116,000 riders uniting in over 100 countries since 2012 over a shared love of classic styled bikes and helping others.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Founder, Mark Hawwa, speaks on the new partnership, and the urgency for its community to continue to ride:
“Since our first year in 2012, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has united riders all over the world, creating a spectacle and a statement from the motorcycle community in support of men’s health. Welcoming Belstaff to the DGR family in 2020 as our official Motorcycle Outfitter has been a special moment for the event. The brand’s focus on making quality apparel designed for style-conscious adventures speaks directly to the ethos of DGR, and it’s a brand we have loved for years. With Belstaff’s support in 2020, we will still ride dapper together, and do everything we can to help men stop dying too young alongside our partners Movember.”
Belstaff will be encouraging DGR’s dapper riders with a generous number of prize packs for the event’s top fundraisers. Click here to see all the incredible prizes are on offer for this year.
Belstaff CEO, Helen Wright, announces Belstaff Partnership with The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride:
“Belstaff has deep ties with British motorcycle culture – we have been outfitting adventurous spirits on and off their bikes since the 1920s. Our kit is technically excellent and beautifully crafted, and will never fail you on a motorbike trial or ride. We look forward to bringing our global moto community together for the first time at the September Distinguished Gentleman’s solo Ride. There are some great Belstaff prizes for these dapper fundraisers! This year, support for Movember is as vital as ever and we look forward to helping raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. Belstaff is proud to be supporting the world’s most stylish motorcycle event.”
With respect to the varying global social distancing measures in place, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 2020 event is encouraging its participants to ride solo or with a pillion on Sunday 27 Sept 2020. Riders will be encouraged to engage socially on all social media channels and the DGR website to showcase their efforts. Without organised mass-participation events, no matter where you are in the world you can dress in-theme, mount your steed, and ride for men’s health!
For more information on how you can Ride Solo, click here.
Funds raised from the 2019 event are being invested in research and mental health programs that will save the lives of men, and we are particularly excited by a new investment that will fund initiatives focussed on supporting first responders, who have worked tirelessly over the last few months.
Belstaff is the essential outfitter for the modern adventurer. For close to a century, it has been making clothes for those who want to push the limits. With a heritage of technical innovation rooted in the north of England, the company started life by kitting out some of the most daring people the world has seen – from aviator Amy Johnson to adventurer T.E. Lawrence.
Belstaff still makes the jackets they wore today, and still fits-out questing individuals in an array of products that combine respect for the past with a hunger for future opportunities. Technically excellent, beautifully crafted British design and know-how lies at the heart of Belstaff, and pieces range from robust, high-performance wear to perfectly judged items for more everyday adventures. Rigorously designed, effortlessly good-looking, Belstaff is simply built for contemporary life.
About The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is the world’s most stylish motorcycle charity event. Since 2012, it has connected hundreds-of-thousands in over 700 cities to dress dapper and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles each year, raising funds and awareness for men’s health. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. Inspired by a photo of a striking besuited gentleman, standing beside a classic bike, the themed event was formed to combat the often-negative stereotype of men in motorcycling. Since its first ride in 2012, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has united a passionate and caring global community that shares a love of classic and vintage motorcycles and a connection to a worthy cause.