Wollongong will host a Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride for the Movember Foundation

​Rob Rossi with his red 1954 MV Agusta Disco Volante and fellow motorbike enthusiasts at Mount Keira lookout ahead of Wollongong's first Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on September 24. Picture: Adam McLean

​Rob Rossi with his red 1954 MV Agusta Disco Volante and fellow motorbike enthusiasts at Mount Keira lookout ahead of Wollongong's first Distinguished Gentleman's Ride on September 24. Picture: Adam McLean

Wollongong has joined the cavalcade of dapper men and women worldwide who will ride their vintage and custom motorcycles in procession on September 24 for men’s health.

It will be the first time the city will host a Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (organised by City Coast Motorcycles) to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer and suicide prevention while supporting the Movember Foundation.

However only those who register will know the exact route the ride will take, leaving avenues of surprise for the general public.

Already the event has 70,000 registered riders in 600 cities across 95 countries with the aim to raise US$5 million for charity.

The ride was was founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa after the Sydney resident was inspired by an image of TV character Don Draper of Mad Men sitting upon a classic Matchless Motorcycle.

It’s focused on cafe racers, trackers, scramblers, classics, bobbers, vintage scooters, old school choppers, bratstyle, sider cars and modern classics.

The gentleman’s ride coincides with the arrival of Sir Elton John for his sold out concert at WIN Stadium and the Taste Orange food and wine festival at Wollongong’s Lang Park.

To register for the ride visit: www.gentlemansride.com/register 

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