DGR raises $20,393

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride participants are pictured at the Castlemaine RSL before heading off on their ride. Photo: Max Lesser.

Eighty nine riders took part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) in Castlemaine last Sunday May 19 and raised an incredible $20,393.

Working with Movember, the DGR unites classic and vintage styled motorcycle riders from all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

Riders ‘Dressed Dapper’ for the occasion and enjoyed a cruise through Guildford, Vaughan Springs, Fryerstown, and Chewton, finishing at the Five Flags Hotel in Campbells Creek where they enjoyed lunch.

DGR co-organiser Brian Rix said they were thrilled with the response.

“The people of Castlemaine and district are extremely generous and this is just another example of that,” he said.

“We aimed to smash the Paris target and we did that. Out of 900 rides across the world we placed 147th overall in fundraising and the Paris ride was 156th,” Brian said.

On the day one rider shared their personal prostate cancer journey and the importance of regular health checks which really resonated with fellow riders.

“We’d like to thank all those who came along to show their support and the Castlemaine RSL for hosting us and allowing us to use their PA system,” Brian said.

If you would like to contribute this is fantastic cause you can still donate at https://www.gentlemansride.com/rides/australia/castlemaine

Castlemaine Mail
Your source of independent local news in the Mount Alexander Shire.