DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN'S RIDE
Official Maidstone - East Kent Ride
Join us on Sunday 29th September as we host the official 'Maidstone - East Kent' ride out for the 2019 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men's mental health.
All riders MUST register to take part in this ride.
If you would like to sponsor our official "Maidstone - East Kent" ride, please CLICK HERE to make a dontation!
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together. That first ride in 2012 brought together over 2,500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause.
Dress Dapper: Get out your tweed jackets, vests, crisp shirts, stylish hats and polished brogues!
Ride Classic Style: Ride your classic or vintage style motorcycle! Click here to check the style guide for more information.
Register & Fundraise: Scroll down to sign up for the ride details; donate and encourage friends and family to do the same, for men's health!
We endeavour to make the ride as safe as possible for our participants and those around us. The most important points are:
- To follow instructions
- Ride behind the lead leader
- No overtaking
- Follow the speed of the ride. It’s not a race!
- Ensure low speed limits while riding dapper
- Helmets are mandatory
- Obey signs and streetlights
- Strictly no burnouts! We are Gentlefolk!