Nattily attired gentlemen and women took on to the
roads again in Mumbai and Pune recently with their classic motorcycles for a
global celebration of motorcycling, style, friendship and banter all in aid of
giving a two-wheel salute to prostate cancer. Groups of smartly attired Triumph
riders, along with other makes and models toured their respective cities in
this stylish fundraising event. Close to 210 riders registered in both cities
for the ride. Bikers in Mumbai started their ride at 8 am and made their first
stop at the iconic Gateway of India and ended at Social in Lower Parel. The
Pune ride was flagged of from the Triumph dealership in Pashan and ended at a
The Distinguished Gentlemen’s
Ride is a global phenomenon founded by a bunch of Australian friends in 2012
and supported by Triumph Motorcycles. The flurry of elegant riders on
their Triumph’s made for a pleasant sight on the Sunday morning, with an aim to
create awareness on prostate cancer and raise money to support the research in
the field of this fatal disease.
At least 50,000 riders in over
500 cities across 90 countries have taken part and united for the world’s
largest motorcycling charity event upon their classic & vintage styled
motorcycles. The numbers in India are also extremely encouraging with over 500
Triumph Motorcycles customers taking part in this unique celebration for a
cause. This has been a popular event over the years with the Indian motorcyclist
that has seen more than 1800 registered riders and raised over 5 lakh rupees
Triumph Motorcycles has
supported the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in 2014 & 2015 and has played
its part in accelerating the global growth of such a fantastic initiative this
year as well. Apart from the well-dressed folks it is also the vintage style of
the motorcycles regardless of brand that brings the essence and flavour of the
event. Folks will be riding on Cafe'
Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic,
Sidecar, Classic Scooter, Brat Styled motorcycles.
The ride has a focus on
raising awareness and as much money as possible to combat a disease that kills
one gentlemen every hour somewhere in the world.
Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director,
Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd commented “The Distinguished Gentleman’s
Ride is a brilliant initiative which not only successfully establishes and
strengthens the bond amongst fellow motorcyclists, but also is aimed at
promoting a social cause. We, at Triumph
Motorcycles India, are very happy to have collaborated with the DGR for the
third time in a row in India, which gives us just the right platform to provide
our esteemed customers and brand patrons with a complete riding experience.”
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