Seeing hundreds of gorgeous custom and classic bikes being ridden by ladies and gents in dapper gear was always going to be a treat, but what I love most about the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is that it’s a celebration of all that is great about bikers and biking.

Dutch Von Shed
I’ve had my vintage Suzuki GS750 cafe-racer for about a year, but the number of motorcycle meets I’ve attended till this point has been limited to a couple of small cafes, which is pathetic. So it was with great excitement that I signed up to take part in the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride here in London.

The DGR started in 2012, inspired by a photo from the television series Mad Men, showing Don Draper on a classic bike wearing a suit. Motorcycle culture often gets a bad rap, so they figured this themed ride might do a lot to combat that.


The ride was such a success they wanted to use this idea to help a worthy cause, and in 2013 they used it to raise around $227,000 for prostate cancer research.  In 2014 it has expanded to a ride taking place in 220 cities and has raised $891,000 so far, with a goal of one million. The London leg has raised almost $90,000 with over 500 riders taking place.

It was an absolute blast and was quite the event in which to enjoy my first big group ride in London. I can’t wait to do it next year, I hope you enjoy the photographs from this amazing event. If you would like to learn more about this great event and cause, follow this link!

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