Sunday morning September 25th, the classic motorcycle riders of this world geared up to kick start their day the best way they know how.
A classic bike, dapper clothing, tidy moustache and a cheerio are the basic requirements for the DGR (extra points for a smokers pipe).
This is the worlds biggest fund raising ride and I’m showing you how Sydney did it.
Sydney started outside the quadrangle at Sydney University surrounded by perfectly manicured lawns and sandstone facade as a backdrop for 750 classic bikes it was certainly a sight to be seen.
The quad was a sea of chrome, polished paint and patina.
The girls of the ride were like rockstars, some even sported fake moustaches.
The roads and paths filled up with bikes and gentlefolk.
Conversations getting around sounded a bit like:
Chap 1: Beautiful bike,
Chap 2: It wasn’t beautiful half an hour ago. She didn’t want to start.
Before too long it was time to hit the road.
Hundreds of bikes flowed through Sydney streets from Newtown, through the city, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and back again stopping multiple times along the way for photo opportunities.
There was nothing but good vibes from riders and bystanders.
The Sydney ride raised $443,371 USD. Globally, the 2016 DGR and Movember has raised a total of $3,574,548 USD, the record amount for the event. All funds go towards research of prostate cancer and mental health programs as part of the mission to support men’s health globally.