On 27 September 2015, motorcyclists from across the Bristol area will join together and give a two-wheeled ‘salute’ to prostate cancer. As part of a global movement, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) encourages bikers from the region to join more than 30,000 other riders from 400 cities across the world by donning their finest attire and riding beautiful bikes on a tour through Bristol.
Founded in Australia, 2012, the event has grown rapidly in popularity, as it aims to shake off the sometimes negative reputation of biker meets, while also raising money for an extremely important cause. The global event is sponsored by Triumph Motorcycles, Britain’s biggest manufacturer of large capacity motorbikes.
Bristol’s ride is being actively supported by local motorcycle dealership, Fowlers, and will see riders meet at Gordano Services on the M5, (junction 19) and travel across Bristol dressed in tweed, suits, bow ties and sporting eccentric facial hair!
Rick Cawley, UK general manager at Triumph, said: “The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a fantastic event that brings together like-minded people in a fun environment. It’s great to see a global event showcasing the pleasurable aspects of biking and the camaraderie that comes with owning a motorcycle.
“In addition to being a fun and inclusive event, the DGR raises valuable funds to fight prostate cancer. The most common type of cancer found in men within the UK. Prostate cancer kills one man every hour, 10,500 every year so, we’re happy to do our bit in that respect too.
‘Bristol’s ride will be an excellent day – bringing together loads of riders from across the region for what’s sure to be a memorable occasion. If last year’s outfits are anything to go by, it will certainly be a spectacle for anyone who happens to pass, so keep your eyes out, although they’ll be hard to miss!”
To find out more about The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride or to register for details about your local event, please visit www.gentlemansride.com or visit your participating dealer’s website www.fowlers.co.uk.
For further information, please contact Faye Callaghan or Ed Willmott at Prova Public Relations on 01926 776 900 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes which perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance. Building around 56,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world.
At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride. The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 60s has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 litre Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple and the TT and Daytona 200 winning SuperSports Daytona 675.
Triumph currently employs around 2,300 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux, Brazil, India and Indonesia as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.