Swapping leathers for bow ties and three-piece suits: Hundreds of bikers hit the road on their vintage motorcycles for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise money for prostate cancer research

  • The event is a worldwide ride with thousands of bikers in 650 cities raising awareness of men’s health issues
  • This year’s ride sees hundreds of bikers in London and 40 other UK locations including Edinburgh and Cardiff 
  • Vintage motorbike riders have raised more than $31.6 million (£25.3 million) so far for the Movember foundation

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Hundreds of dashing riders took to the streets all over the UK in stylish suits and vintage motorbikes to raise money for the Movember foundation.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. 

This year’s event saw riders in London and other locations in the UK take part, including Manchester, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Bikers arrived to take part in the Oxford event for 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – leaving from Premier Bikes in Boars Hill ending up at Marston. 

As well as the UK events, there are cities all over the world that are marking this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

According to the event’s official website, today’s event will see thousands of people don their cravats, tustle their ties, press their tweed, and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world

Bikers arrived to take part in the Oxford event for 2022 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - leaving from Premier Bikes in Boars Hill ending up at Marston

Bikers arrived to take part in the Oxford event for 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – leaving from Premier Bikes in Boars Hill ending up at Marston

The annual ride intends to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men's mental health

The annual ride intends to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa

The idea for the ride was inspired by a photo of TV Show Mad Men's Don Draper astride a classic bike, wearing his finest suit.

The idea for the ride was inspired by a photo of TV Show Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike, wearing his finest suit.

Vintage motorbike riders have raised more than $31.6 million (£25.3 million) so far for the Movember foundation

Vintage motorbike riders have raised more than $31.6 million (£25.3 million) so far for the Movember foundation

Hundreds of dashing riders took to the streets all over the UK in stylish suits and vintage motorbikes to raise money for the Movember foundation

Hundreds of dashing riders took to the streets all over the UK in stylish suits and vintage motorbikes to raise money for the Movember foundation

Bikers leave Premier Bikes in Boars Hill enroute to Marston for the 2022 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

Bikers leave Premier Bikes in Boars Hill enroute to Marston for the 2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

Thousands were present for the ride at the Oxford event alone - with many dressed to the nines for the occasion

Thousands were present for the ride at the Oxford event alone – with many dressed to the nines for the occasion

Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support the men in our lives

Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support the men in our lives

The biggest fundraiser so far is San Francisco based Ron Krietemeyer who has raised £45,891 for the charities

The biggest fundraiser so far is San Francisco based Ron Krietemeyer who has raised £45,891 for the charities

The riders had the weather for it -as the sunshine beat down on the procession of do-gooders

The riders had the weather for it -as the sunshine beat down on the procession of do-gooders

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