RAISE THE BAR
For 10 years, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has been bringing niche motorcycle enthusiasts together around the world, to raise money for a great cause. And the most fun part? Riders are required to dress dapper for the occasion. Founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa, the annual ride raises funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health through DGR’s charity partner, the Movember Foundation. It’s a noble goal, and one that has proven incredibly successful, raising $2.5 million to date and uniting 50,000 participants from 100+ countries around the globe.
The idea for the ride came from an image of Mad Men’s Don Draper wearing a sharp suit astride a vintage motorcycle, and participants today are required to enter with a classic or vintage styled bike, wearing their sharpest garments – whether that’s classic tailoring or elevated outerwear. While men in suits were not the typical Belstaff audience back in the day, we have a long history of dressing daring moto enthusiasts for races and rides, and are dedicated to producing quality clothing that works in the real world. As such, we have a natural affinity with the mission of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, and a strong desire to give back to the community it serves.
Last year, we partnered with the event, in support of the solo rides that were required as a result of the pandemic. This year, to celebrate the event’s 10th birthday, everyone will thankfully be back together (distanced of course) and decked out in their finest for rides across the globe – and Belstaff is proud to once again be waving the flag as the official Motorcycle Outfitter. We will be gifting exclusive prizes to the winning fundraisers, and raising funds ourselves through the sale of our exclusive, co-branded silk bandanas and pins.
Finesse your look with a curated collection of Belstaff pieces inspired by the dapper style of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. As well as some of our most refined pieces, you’ll discover the statement silk bandana and pin which you can buy to show your support. Or, why not sign up and ride in style yourself? Be sure to share pictures from the day with the #MyBelstaff tag, and we’ll see you on the road.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
As well as purchasing our exclusive accessories, you can show your support by joining Team Belstaff to make a donation, or fundraise for your own ride. Every penny you donate will go towards vital initiatives carried out by DGR’s charity partner, the Movember Foundation. Join Team Belstaff, captained by Dan Bradley – who heads up Belstaff’s moto division – and be in with the chance of winning a Belstaff clothing voucher worth $1,000 USD, which will be gifted to our team’s top fundraiser. Visit the Team Belstaff page below on the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride website for more information and terms and conditions.