It was a great day for Melbourne riders today to participate in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. Each rider collected sponsors covering their ride raising much needed funds towards the cure for Prostrate Cancer. My son and grandson were part of the 452 riders taking part in this very worthy cause, raising around $92,228 in Melbourne alone.
This event takes place in 79 countries and 410 cities, with more than 35,919 smartly-dressed gentlefolk riding cafe racers, scramblers, and many other custom motorcycles.
My son decided to go part way to the meeting point alone and for my grandson to join him a short ride away. My grandson was dressed for the occasion and ready to join in.
All ready to go and join the group at the Exhibition Buildings.
Waiting for all the riders to arrive prior to our final instructions before departure.
There were bikes of all shapes and sizes, and riders dressed in all types of finery.
The restored Honda CB450 bike which took my son many hours of hard work and plenty of money to get ready for this event.
My grandson excited and raring to go!
Hats on, getting prepared to exit the meeting point.
All riders ready to go and excitement is mounting.
Well and truly ready to get on with the ride as the sun starts to appear.
The first stop was Grand Prix Pitt Lane. What a sight with all the bikes together.
After a short ride, the second stop was next to the Yarra River down near the boatshed. Plenty of room to park the bikes and take a well earned breather.
With engines roaring and pulses racing, the riders were ready once again for the next epic section of the planned ride.
What a fantastic event and a fun way to raise money for such a wonderful cause. To date over US$2 million has been raised, they are hoping for this to go to US$3 million.
Congratulations to all riders and event organizers, a spectacular day!