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  • Writer's pictureDanny Joyce | Editor

The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Returns To Unite Riders for Men’s Health

Mark your calendars as the world-renowned Distinguished Gentleman's Ride (DGR) is set to make a triumphant return on Sunday May 19th, 2024 in Barberstown Castle Co. Kildare and also Clonmel, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Tullamore and Westport. The nationwide event is gearing up to bring together classic and vintage motorcycle enthusiasts from around Ireland and further afield for a charitable cause like no other. 

DGR - the world's largest motorcycling charity event -is not just about bikes; it's a Ride Draper style celebration of a bygone era's fashion and fun - all in support of men's health.


Event organiser for Kildare DRG Austin O’Callaghan commented : “DGR is more than just a motorcycle ride; it's a movement that transcends borders, bringing together all types of distinguished bike enthusiasts in a common mission to raise awareness and support men's health."


Austin noted: "The event for the Kildare DRG will begin in style with the 2nd Cavalry Squadron motorcycle ceremonial Squadron attending and taking part. They will be in full uniform and riding military motorcycles as part of the lead group. Lets get behind the men and women that support us! First responders and military veterans are at greater risk for both poor mental health and suicide. DGR has provided support for community-based programs for military veterans and first responders across Ireland with the funds they have raised”


O’Callaghan added:  “On May 19th, 2024, tens of thousands of riders worldwide will don their cravats ,put on their best suits’ tweak their moustaches and ride their classic and vintage motorcycles to shine a light on prostate cancer and men's mental health programsWe are calling on all Irish riders to register and join us at Barberstown Castle in Co Kildare”

Building upon the success of previous years, the Kildare event enters its second edition with ambitious goals to exceed 100 registered riders, embodying the spirit of camaraderie and compassion that defines the DGR community. Over 90,000 riders from more than 900 cities across 120 countries are expected to participate, showcasing the global reach and impact of this noble initiative.


Funds raised through the ride will be directed towards both local and global prostate cancer research and men's mental health programs, in collaboration with the official charity partner, Movember.


But that’s not all! To reward registered riders and their supporters for their fundraising efforts, the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Kildare has announced an exciting prize opportunity to secure two tickets to the ‘AC/DC Power Up Tour Concert’ at Croke Park on Saturday, August 17th 2024, along with an overnight stay at The Dean Hotel Dublin.


Every registered rider in the Kildare DGR will automatically be entered into the draw. Additionally, anyone who sponsors a registered DGR Kildare rider with a donation of over €20 will also be entered. This enticing prize aims to encourage participation and generate donations for this worthy cause.


Already registered riders and those who have donated €20 or more to any rider are in the running for the prize. The draw will take place on Sunday June 7th, providing an additional incentive for participants to rally support and raise funds leading up to the event. Donations received before this date will also be included in the draw, offering a two-week extension after the ride.


The Kildare DGR will also have  some fantastic prizes for the following “Best Dressed Gentleman Rider” – “Best Dressed Gentlewoman Rider” – “Best Dressed Motorbike” and more.


Music, Refreshments, Coffee, Tea, changing area and even a Barber will be available on the day to help our registered riders look and feel their best while they “Ride Dapper” for a cause.


Representatives from “Movember” will be there on the day to offer advice and help to our riders.


This incredible opportunity not only adds excitement to the DGR Kildare campaign but also underscores the generosity and support of the community in championing men's health. Get ready to rev up your engines, ride in style, and make a difference!


The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride invites individuals from across Ireland to join the movement, embrace classic style and make a meaningful difference in the lives of men around the world.

Riders are encouraged to sign up, support, or donate on gentlemansride.com/rides/ireland/kildare to join the cause and be part of something truly special.


Registered riders have the chance to win some fantastic prizes (including a brand new Triumph motorbike) more details on the main DGR prizes site gentlemansride.com


Slán go fóill.

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