More dapper riding to come

If you joined this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), then you’re probably aware that motorcycle brand, Triumph, is one of its proudest supporters. You’ll see more of them in the coming years as Triumph Motorcycles has pledged support for the event for another five years.

From 2022 – 2027, Triumph will continue as main partner and supporter of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR), one of the world’s largest and most stylish charity motorcycle fundraising event.

The DGR unites hundreds of thousands of classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. It was started in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by Mark Hawwa, after seeing a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage motorcycles. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists, connect the global motorcycling community, and to raise funds for a cause important to every rider. DGR raises funds for its charity partner, Movember, and is dedicated to raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men's mental health programs.

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On 28th September 2014 the first Triumph-sponsored DGR took place in 58 countries, 257 cities and it was attended by 20,000 dapper-dressed classic and vintage riders, raising a total of $1.5m. Growing to 79 countries, 410 cities, 37,000 riders and $2.3m raised in 2015, and 90 countries, 57,000 riders and $3.6m in 2016, these numbers have just kept growing and growing – up to the DGR’s record breaking year in 2019, where 116,00 riders raised $6m by riding dapper together in an amazing 104 countries across the world.

Over 8 years, Triumph Motorcycles and the DGR have worked together with the common goal of increasing the profile of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride around the world, to grow this amazing community of riders and ultimately increase the number of people participating and the level of funds raised to support the cause.

The partnership hopes to continue to foster the incredible participation and the riding community it has generated for hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists worldwide.

“With the next 5 years, I know that we can do even more together with the goal of raising funds and awareness of men’s health,” said Mark Hawwa, Founder/Director of The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride.

“From the very beginning we could see the DGR was something truly special that the team at Triumph were incredibly keen to be involved with, both for the cause it represented but also the great day of riding and fun of dressing dapper it delivered,” said Paul Stroud, Triumph Chief Commercial Officer.

The next DGR happens in May 2022 and every indication gives hope and confidence for an amazing ride in 2022 ride, which everyone involved is committed to making the most successful year ever. For more information and to join your local ride, visit