1. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride

1. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride or better known as DGR is a charity event to create awareness on prostate cancer and mental health among men, as well as to raise funds for needy patients of these ailments.

2. some of the participating bikers

2. some of the participating bikers

 3. ready for flag off

3. ready for flag off

This international programme began in Australia in 2012. Over the years, the event has been gradually adopted by 64 other global cities, including those in Malaysia: Ipoh, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Seremban, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Miri and Labuan.

4. flag off!

4. flag off!

5. off they go

5. off they go

This year’s charity event in Ipoh, organised for the first time in the city in conjunction with Visit Perak Year 2017, attracted about 300 motorcyclists dressed in dapper suits and various fine attire, ride their favourite motorcycles, ranging from vintage Vespas to cruiser bikes.

6. first checkpoint: Gunung Lang

6. first checkpoint: Gunung Lang

7. second checkpoint: Karat Café

7. second checkpoint: Karat Café

Organised by Throttle Riot and the British Silver Classic Motorcycle Club (PBMC), DGR 2017 (Ipoh) managed to raise almost RM15,000 to be donated to The Movember Foundation.

 8. third checkpoint: Ipoh Railway Station

8. third checkpoint: Ipoh Railway Station

9. Ipoh's DGR is the first for the city

9. Ipoh’s DGR is the first for the city

According to programme coordinator Ezzad Elias, DGR 2017 (Ipoh) saw bikers ride in a 23km convoy. The participants were flagged off at Bulatan Amanjaya and made stops at four checkpoints of major landmarks: Gunung Lang, Karat Café, Ipoh Railway Station and final stop, M Roof Hotel & Residences. The convoy was assisted by traffic police and accompanied by the Malaysian Civil Defence Department (JPAM).

 10. the route distance is 23km with four checkpoints

10. the route distance is 23km with four checkpoints

11. the event in Ipoh attracted about 300 bikers

11. the event in Ipoh attracted about 300 bikers

Ezzad said, “In addition to the strong participation by motorcyclists from local and foreign motorcycle clubs, it was heartening to receive support from celebrities such as Wak Doyok, Karl Syafiq and JD Raja Lawak.”

 12. the RM15,000 raised will be donated to The Movember Foundation

12. the RM15,000 raised will be donated to The Movember Foundation

13. Ipoh joins more than 60 global cities to host The Distinguished  Gentleman’s Ride (DGR)

13. Ipoh joins more than 60 global cities to host The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR)

Worldwide, DGR 2017 attracted some 90,000 riders and raised a total of USD4,285,236 (RM17.9 million). Major sponsors of the event were Triumph Motorcycles, Zenith Watches and Hedon Helmets.

Image credit: Zarul Omar

Event: The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (Ipoh)
Venue: Bulatan Amanjaya – Gunung Lang – Karat Café – Ipoh Railway Station – M Roof Hotel & Residences (Ipoh)
Date: 24th Sept, 2017
Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm

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