Gentleman’s Ride raises $18,871 men’s health

Adam and Evelyn set off on the ride. Photos: Max Lesser.

The Castlemaine Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday was a roaring success with a whopping 81 riders taking part. 

The riders joined the global DGR community in coming together to celebrate in trademark dapper fashion, and the local group raised an impressive $18,871 for men’s health. 

Organiser Brian Rix said it was the second highest fundraising effort in the state after Melbourne. 

“Of the 891 rides around the world, on the fundraising stakes we came in at 142, even beating Paris!” he said. 

The huge crowd of riders gathered outside the Castlemaine RSL before setting off on the ride.

“I have to say thank you to Dr Ali Clark-Hakimi of Goldfields Medical Group who came along and spoke about how important funding for research into men’s health is, particularly prostate cancer and mental health. 

“We had bikes, scooters, electric bikes, old bikes, men dressed up in period costume and garb, and we had a few women riders come along too to support their men, which was wonderful. 

“We travelled from Castlemaine, Maldon, Newstead, Guildford, Vaughan, Fryerstown and to Campbells Creek, where Paul at the Five Flags Hotel put on a great lunch for us. 

“Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and hopefully we can do the same next year or better!” 

Brian said another big thank you was owed to the Castlemaine RSL for helping out with a PA system and support, and Castlemaine and Maldon Police for helping the ride run smoothly. 

Youngsters Hunter, Will, Ross and Kelly and Adam are pictured with Evelyn and their Vincent Motorcycle.
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