For the first time in 2019, the Southern Gold Coast will host the city’s Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride on Sunday 29 September, as hundreds of distinguished gentlefolk don their cravats, tweak their moustaches, press their tweed and sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.
The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride has grown to 120,000 riders throughout 650 cities in 95 countries around the world, making it the world’s largest charity motorcycle ride on a single day.
Organised locally by Thomas Gilroy, this year’s Gold Coast leg will take over the Southern Gold Coast with hundreds of riders starting from a secret location and taking a picturesque route through Coolangatta, riding north through Currumbin and Burleigh and finishing at Miami Marketta.
Think: Monocles, jaunty trimmed moustaches, silk vests, crisp shirts and tailored suits.
Ride: Café Racers, Bobbers, Classics, Flat Trackers, Scramblers and quirky, undefinable two-wheeled machines.
Do: Bring your finest manners, neatest beards and a sense of fun and adventure.
It’s all in the name of raising funds for prostate cancer research and men's mental health programs in partnership with the Movember Foundation. While it is free to register and ride, the aim of the event is to fundraise for these important causes, with last year’s Gold Coast leg raising over $55,000 and attracting nearly 550 riders.
All participants must be registered to ensure all riders are accounted for, and only registered participants will be advised of the start location of the ride on the day. Spectators will be able to view the riders from the top of Duranbah Hill and along Marine Parade, Coolangatta from 11am to 11.30am on the Sunday.
The after party will be hosted at Miami Marketta which is a public and family friendly event from 12pm.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses interested in getting behind the ride. Contact Organiser Tom Gilroy at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details and to register, visit www.gentlemansride.com