What is The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride?

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is an annual motorcycle charity event that fundraises for Movember. Movember is the leading global charity changing the face of men’s health through prostate cancer research and men’s mental health initiatives. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride looks to connect all riders around the world who own and ride classic and custom style motorcycles and scooters, to dress dapper and unite in a parade through the heart of their city to raise funds and awareness for men’s health.

Each ride is organised by volunteer ride hosts, and each city is limited to one ride. To find out if there’s a ride in your city, or a city near you, visit our rides page.

If you don’t have a suitable vehicle but are passionate about our event, you can still sponsor a participant or donate to the event, which will contribute towards our charitable goals and benefit all men around the world.

Is The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride opened to all genders?

Yes, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is opened to everyone.

Can I still ride if I don't have a classic-inspired motorcycle?

DGR is about the classic styled motorcycling community, consisting of motorcycles that are either classic in age or in style. If you don't have a motorcycle that fits within the DGR Style Guide, you can borrow or rent a suitable motorcycle. If this is not possible and you’d still like to support the event, you can volunteer your time to help your local host, or make a donation.

I understand the ride is for classic-styled motorcycles, but why can’t we open it up to all?

DGR is a classic themed event, so modern-designed motorcycles, sports motorcycles, dirt/adventure motorcycles and cruiser motorcycles that do not fit within the classic style are not eligible to participate with.

We aim to keep events manageable for our volunteer ride hosts, and to ensure the safety of all participants that take part in each event. Many of our key events expect over 1,000 participants throughout city centres, and significant growth in numbers will increase the risk of incidents and road closures, which will have a negative effect on the success of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.

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I can’t seem to find a DGR in my area. Who do I contact to start one?

Click here to the ‘Host a Ride’ form to fill in the details and we will aim to have you hosting as soon as possible.


How do I sign up?

To sign up, click here to go to the Registration Page. Follow the registration process to select the city you will participate in. Please ensure all details are correct, including your address, as you may find yourself being the lucky winner of one of our many rewards, so we’ll need to know where to reach you!

How do I find my DGR ride city details?

The local details will be made available after you register. These details must be kept private to ensure that only registered participants have access to important event information. If these details are shared publicly, it can put the event at risk of being shut down. All participants must be registered in order to take part.

You can check out any updated city details from within your Dashboard.

Do I have to pay to participate?

Some cities may have a required minimum donation amount for participants to take part. This will be highlighted to you during the first step of registration and give you the option to continue if you wish to make a minimum donation. The amount will vary for each city, and will be applied to your profile as a donation.


Do I have to fundraise money to take part?

While The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a charitable event it is not compulsory to fundraise or donate unless you are taking part in a city with a required minimum donation.

Can we donate to another charity?

Movember is the sole beneficiary to DGR, and donating to other charities through DGR is not possible or permitted.

We have deliberately partnered with Movember as they are the leading global charity committed to changing the face of men's health and therefore are uniquely positioned to take action and spend the funds strategically.

Movember finances a diverse range of global and local initiatives, ensuring that the knowledge gained is shared. They utilise research findings to inform policies, programs and practice, and improve health outcomes for men around the world.

Can I make a cash or cheque donation?

Cash contributions or donations are not accepted on event day unless there are representatives from Movember present. We will alert the participants at the event beforehand if this is taking place. These funds will not count towards your online total, so it is best you donate to yourself online.

If you are being asked by anyone who is not from Movember to make a cash donation, please contact us immediately via our contact page.

If you wish to make a cheque donation, click here to find the form, fill in the fields, and mail it to the relevant address. Movember will inform DGR once a cheque has cleared and we will update accordingly.

Will I receive a tax-deductible receipt?

Through Movember's charitable status the countries where you can receive a tax-deductible receipt include:

USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden.

For all other enquiries please contact: [email protected]

Where does my fundraising go?

Movember invests funds donated by the participants of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride into approved programs in line with the founding principles of both parties.

100% of funds donated go directly to Movember. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is then reimbursed for costs relating to the delivery and running of the actual event. These costs relate to a maximum of 20% of total fundraising. Our priority will always be to run a safe event and ensure its delivery on a global level for all participants involved.

Funds donated in 2024 will be invested in prostate cancer clinical research, prostate cancer health services and men’s mental health and suicide prevention projects.

Find out more about Movember's investment with The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride here.

Why have you chosen to support Movember?

Movember is the world’s largest men’s health organisation. As an organisation, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride strives to select health partners that are focused on universal, game-changing and realistic outcomes, so Movember and their strategic goal of men living happier, healthier & longer lives is a perfect fit for what we are trying to achieve.

With an official presence in over 10 countries and a truly global community, Movember has already funded over 1000 men’s health programs with a unique focus on global collaboration, some of which have been supported by The Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride in the past.

More needs to be done to tackle the specific issues that affect men's health. As the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health, Movember is uniquely positioned to take action.


What happens if it rains?

Safety is always the priority. If a city is experiencing extreme conditions, we will postpone the event if necessary and as decided by the Ride City Host.

The local host of your registered city will send an email alert including an SMS or WhatsApp regarding events that are postponed or cancelled.

Is it unsafe to wear dapper clothing on a motorcycle?

Riding a motorcycle is a risky exercise, regardless of what you are wearing.

Our event is always low speed and takes place through the slowest streets of each city. This is a safety feature of our event to minimize the risk to our participants. 

Any participants concerned about safety are encouraged to wear armor underneath their suits for added protection.

Information regarding safety for all events can be viewed through our Safety Information page.


What do I get for participating?

All registered participants that fundraise over $250 USD receive a commemorative patch, exclusive to 2024, which can be only be earned, not purchased. Fundraising over $250 USD also gives you an opportunity to take part in a global competition to win amazing prizes, including a brand new Triumph motorcycle.

For those who fundraise over $1000 USD, a limited edition Pin Pack will be sent through. This can only be earned.

To view all prizes on offer for DGR 2024, visit our prize page.

Where is my sticker or fundraising reward?

Movember will be managing the distribution of these globally.

Stickers - The Movember x DGR Sticker purchased during registration or through your dashboard is sent weekly (Monday - Friday) from set Movember offices and postal services. Please allow up to 4 weeks to receive these, however, we have experienced significant delays in postage so please be patient.

Patches - The $250 USD Commemorative patches are sent weekly. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your patch to arrive.

Pin Pack - The $1000 USD Pin Packs are sent weekly. Please allow up to 4 weeks for your pin pack to arrive.

If you feel the postman may have misplaced your package, please contact us at the below email address: [email protected]

Shipping Estimate: All items will begin shipping at the end of March.