Gentlemans Ride

img_1137-1Sunday morning September 25th, the classic motorcycle riders of this world geared up to kick start their day the best way they know how.

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A classic bike, dapper clothing, tidy moustache and a cheerio are the basic requirements for the DGR (extra points for a smokers pipe).
 
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This is the worlds biggest fund raising ride and I’m showing you how Sydney did it.
 
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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.
 
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The quad was a sea of chrome, polished paint and patina.
 
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The girls of the ride were like rockstars, some even sported fake moustaches.
 
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The roads and paths filled up with bikes and gentlefolk.
 
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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.

 

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Before too long it was time to hit the road.
 
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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.
 
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There was nothing but good vibes from riders and bystanders.
 
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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.
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