It’s one of the largest fundraisers for men’s health worldwide, and for 2021 the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will take place in May instead of its traditional late September running time.
According to DGR founder, Mark Hawwa, the change of dates has in part been in response to Northern Hemisphere riders wanting warmer riding conditions.
Due to popular demand, The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride will now be hosted in May, he wrote. This represents a change to warmer weather for the northern hemisphere and for the south, well - let's keep it real, it's never really that cold. It also means The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive will now be hosted on the last Sunday in September.
While the move puts the event closer to winter than some of us may like, with the majority of competitors being based in the Northern Hemisphere it makes sense from an organisational standpoint for the organisers to follow the will of the people.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was established in Sydney, Australia in 2012 and has since grown into a worldwide affair raising over $35million (NZ) dollars for men's health causes including suicide prevention and prostate cancer awareness.
The tenth running of the DGR will take place on Sunday, 23 May 2021.