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On May 22nd, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride took place around the world, breaking all previous fundraising records
On May 22nd, 2022, after two years of social distancing and solo riding, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride took place worldwide in its pre-covid format, breaking all previous editions’ fundraising records. On Sunday 5th June, when the fundraising closed, a new global fundraising record for The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was established: 93,456 riders in 802 cities, spread across 104 countries, dressed dapper and rode their classic motorcycles raising close to $6M USD to support prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.
Contributing to this record-breaking year, was an incredible participation and fundraising effort from riders in North America. In the United States and Canada, 14,233 riders from 183 cities raised almost $2.5 million USD. This represents over one third of the donations globally.
Compared to the last pre-covid edition in 2019, the 2022 DGR has raised 4% more, and compared to last year’s event, the fundraising figure is 47% higher. Since its first edition in 2012, the event has gathered more than 400,000 riders of vintage and classic styled motorcycles from 114 countries around the world and raised more than $37 million USD for men’s health.
Triumph has been proudly supporting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for the last nine editions and for 2022 Triumph and Gibson Guitars have joined forces to provide the incredible prizes, among which a one-off T120 Gibson edition that will be assigned to the highest fundraiser, together with a Triumph-customized 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue.
Next year’s edition will mark the 10th anniversary of Triumph supporting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride as the main partner and sponsor, and for the occasion Triumph and DGR fans will have something stunning coming their way.
Paul Stroud – Triumph Chief Commercial Officer: “It is such an honor to be supporting The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and contribute towards this year’s incredible result, supporting prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. Next year will mark Triumph’s 10th anniversary as DGR main sponsor and we are working on something incredibly special to celebrate that milestone.”
Mark Hawwa – DGR Founder “What an incredible return to group riding! There really is nothing better than seeing tens-of-thousands of gentlefolk smiling and waving their way through city streets, in support of prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. It’s something we have missed dearly over the last two years. Our community returned with vigor this year with the top 3 global fundraisers raising more than any previous year, which we have been proud to reward with the support of our global partner, Triumph Motorcycles. The next year will be one to watch, as we celebrate 10 years together with Triumph Motorcycles in spectacularly sartorial style!”