Bournemouth's Distinguished Gentlemen Ride Raises £25,000 for Charity

Celebrating at the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen
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Celebrating at the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen, The Bournemouth Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride has announced that this year they have raised nearly £25,000 for charity.

Welcoming back the 500 plus retro themed and custom motorbike riders who participated in this year’s Bournemouth Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride (DGR), the Southbourne Brewhouse and Kitchen has hosted a celebratory after party. The event included a movie premiere, featuring video footage from the day. Rounding up the charity fundraising, the event also revealed that the Bournemouth ride has successfully raised close to £25,000 for charity.

An annual event, the DGR is an international campaign to raise money and awareness for men’s health, specifically, prostate cancer research and suicide prevention charities. Riding from Poole Quay to the Brewhouse & Kitchen in Southbourne, motorbike enthusiasts from across Dorset and further afield joined in with the Bournemouth event. Local sponsors include Legacy 85, Mirus 55 and Three Cross motorcycles. This year the DGR also linked with Bournemouth School for Boys, with students raising nearly £1,400 for the charity campaign.

Celebrating their achievements at the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen, riders enjoyed video footage of their procession, with pints of the DGR’s charity ale on tap. Proceeds from the sale of the ale were then donated to the total sum raised. Following the charity roundup, the winner of the HEDON X Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride limited edition helmet prize competition was also announced.

Michael de Ruiter, General Manager of the Southbourne Brewhouse & Kitchen, said: “We were thrilled to host an electric afterparty for the hugely successful DGR charity event. The Bournemouth DGR is the largest UK ride outside of London, so we had a huge number of riders in attendance. With craft beer and food available, all the gentlemen involved had a great opportunity to celebrate."

James Page of Pasttracks.co.uk and the Organiser of the Bournemouth DGR, said: "We are absolutely delighted to have raised nearly £25,000 for men’s health charities. I would like to thank everyone who took part and the Brewhouse & Kitchen for hosting an amazing afterparty!’’

If you would like to find out more about the international Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride, or to register for UK events, please visit www.gentlemansride.com. 

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