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Distinguished Gentlemans Ride #535246
01/10/18 03:02 PM
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I had a lovely day yesterday, taking part in the local Distinguished Gentlemans Ride.

For those who've probably never heard of this global event, it's themed co-ordinated charity highlighter and fundraiser for mens health issues in particular prostate cancer. Only men have a prostate gland, and those of us over the 50 year old mark have a greater risk of developing this cancer.

I know it's a motorbike event, but I know many of the M3W crowd also take part and so it's as relevant to them as it is to everyone on here.

Here in Northamptonshire I've had a hand in developing the event, and after having just half a dozen turn up on the event three years ago, yesterday saw over 160 turn up in their finery mounted on an amazing array for custom and vintage machinery.

Triumph have got on board with the event in a big way, as the Classic range of Bonnevilles & Thruxton's fit the image so well, and as my youngest works for them it was a real joy to be able take part alongside him.

I didn't have too much time to take photo's but I managed a few. We'd organised a finish point at one of my two locals (good skills I thought..) as it was their Oktober Bierfest with food & live music.. When everyone landed at the finish, I popped home, dropped the bike off & walked down with Mrs SBM for a sup of Germanic loony juice.

I must confess to getting left there by Mrs SBM as she'd got things to do, so I wobbled home several hours later..

It's such an important subject, though. Here's a few pics not only of my day, but something to think of too..

[video:youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=54&v=yrPptSdULbM[/video]



This Thruxton was a joint collaboration between Hedon the helmet people and Down & Out Motorcycles.. Very trick, which probably doesn't come across in the snapshot, but all the electrics and battery are under the sump guard..!



The obligatory 'Selfie'..



And me & me boy..



Finally, this..



Steve
Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #535258
01/10/18 04:16 PM
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Toronto, ON, Canada
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Great photos, SBM! A good friend of mine, now living in California, posted some very similar images on Facebook of a gathering in, I think, Newport Beach south of LA. Many variations on your cravat/Norfolk combination, and one rather splendid (and awesomely rotund) gent in a charcoal grey pinstripe 3-piece.


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Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #535281
01/10/18 05:43 PM
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Begijnendijk, Belgium
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It's a long time ago but in september 1995 I took part in a Motor Ride for MS (Multiple Sclerose). It was the fifth (and last) time it was organised and the turn out was 10300+ bikers (never seen in Belgium before and never again!). They raised about 100,000.00 euros.





Dirk

1993 Morgan +4 (Connaught Green)
2009 Mini Cooper D
2008 BMW 320d
1994 Ford Motorhome
Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: DirkM] #535289
01/10/18 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted By DirkM
It's a long time ago but in september 1995 I took part in a Motor Ride for MS (Multiple Sclerose).


I will thank you on behalf of my wife. (It's Sclerosis BTW)


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #535296
01/10/18 07:01 PM
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Great pix SBM...especially the one with your son.


" I LOVE THE SOUND OF THROTTLE BODIES IN THE MORNING " (ROBERT DUVAL IN "APOCOLYPSE NOW " )
Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: KEVFITZ] #535297
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Originally Posted By KEVFITZ
Great pix SBM...especially the one with your son.


+1. A fine pair of chaps.


Tim H.
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #535301
01/10/18 07:20 PM
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Costock, South Nottinghamshire...
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Thanks for posting. Excellent initiative. Particularly relevant as my Father in Law died of Prostrate Cancer.

Love the pictures and the outfits.


Paul
Costock, UK
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: BobtheTrain] #535305
01/10/18 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By DirkM
It's a long time ago but in september 1995 I took part in a Motor Ride for MS (Multiple Sclerose).


I will thank you on behalf of my wife. (It's Sclerosis BTW)


Not in Belgium.


Jays
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Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: Jays] #535309
01/10/18 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted By Jays
Not in Belgium.


Sorry, I didn't know. I wasn't trying to be nasty, just thanking him.


Best Regards
Lang may yer lum reek
Re: Distinguished Gentlemans Ride [Re: BobtheTrain] #535319
01/10/18 09:20 PM
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Begijnendijk, Belgium
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Originally Posted By BobtheTrain
Originally Posted By Jays
Not in Belgium.


Sorry, I didn't know. I wasn't trying to be nasty, just thanking him.


It's ok Bob, you don't have to apologize. It isn't always easy, me not being a native speaker.


Dirk

1993 Morgan +4 (Connaught Green)
2009 Mini Cooper D
2008 BMW 320d
1994 Ford Motorhome
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