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Featured Distinguished Gentlemans Ride 2018

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by Repooh, Aug 3, 2018.

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  1. Repooh

    Repooh When nothing goes right, go left
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    So I’m all registered for the DGR are 2018.

    I first saw the distinguished gentleman‘s ride shortly after my brother died way too young of prostate cancer last year.

    It was this that motivated me to get a motorbike license buy a Triumph and participate in this years event to raise money.

    I shall be riding in the Exeter event as my brother moved from London to Exmouth a few years before he passed away. With only 200 miles riding distance done so far, the 190 miles ride to get to the event will be a useful learning curve

    I look forward to meeting any other forum members who may also be taking part in this event and good luck to those participating in any other event accross the globe

    As my wonderful brother would say “ Fuck You Cancer”
     
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  2. dirty big hands

    Aug 4, 2017
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    I also signed up just the other day, for the Sussex ride.
    A similar situation lead me to motorbikes, enjoy the ride, somehow it helps.
     
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  3. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions Walk a mile in my shoes
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    Jul 26, 2018
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    I remember doing RTTW back in 2010 & as the crowds were over the bridges on the M6 waving the Union Jack i was in floods of tears - can't wipe them away wearing a full face!

    Enjoy the ride, do what makes you remember.
     
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  4. Andreas_CH

    Andreas_CH Member

    Apr 11, 2018
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    Switzerland, Rapperswil
    I‘m in as well, my second time. Will be riding in Zurich.
     
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  5. DJS

    DJS Member

    Jun 30, 2018
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    13
    Switzerland
    Hi

    I will also paeticipate this year in Zurich. It is not only about riding but to increase the awareness of prostata cancer. I hope many if you can also join!
     
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  6. Arnie

    Arnie Member

    Nov 3, 2015
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    Blackpool
    Is there one near blackpool?
     
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  7. BB3Lions

    BB3Lions Walk a mile in my shoes
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    Jul 26, 2018
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  8. 100thmonkey

    100thmonkey Member
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    Jun 17, 2018
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    SW1A 1AA
    I most certainly am
     
  9. alfie

    alfie New Member
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    Jan 27, 2018
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    #9 alfie, Aug 5, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
    I’m down for the Bristol ride. Hope to see loads of supporters there.
     
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  10. Rich Bryce

    Rich Bryce Dead Eye Dick
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    Sep 18, 2015
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    Bedford England
    Thanks for the reminder. It looks like Kevin has forgotten to register Northampton for this year. I'll call him Monday to get it organised.
     
  11. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    May 12, 2014
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    I'm in for the Solent one - fifth time, love it!
     
  12. crispey

    crispey crispey creme de la creme

    Nov 6, 2014
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    I’ve registered, put down Guildford, had to put something down to register, but can’t find anything about the ride as the link on the website doesn’t work. Anybody know anything about the routes? Guildford, West Sussex, Solent?
     
  13. Johnjo

    Johnjo Well-Known Member

    May 29, 2017
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    Birmingham
    No ride out from Birmingham this year since the last triumph dealership in the county shut up shop. :(

    Signed up to the next nearest at Tamworth. Not too far away. :)
     
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  14. Help me Obi Wan...

    Help me Obi Wan... Well-Known Member

    Johannesburg. I will be there.
    I have cancer and the scars to prove it.
    Its not what cancer does to you, but to friends and family. I, and I alone, carry this burden by myself. The nurse who treats me, says she has never in all years of treating people such as myself, meet anyone apart from me who goes through the treatment with such strength of mind and still turns up for the treatment, (believe me its crap and makes you feel like crap) with such a defiant attitude to cancer. As my favorite poem by Dylan Thomas starts with.

    Do not go gentle into that good night...….
     
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  15. Jim 100

    Jim 100 New Member

    Apr 27, 2018
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    Cheam, Surrey
    I'm giving it a go for the first time, doing the London one
     
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  16. DJS

    DJS Member

    Jun 30, 2018
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    13
    Switzerland
    See you there...
     
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  17. Dave Caddy

    Dave Caddy New Member

    May 19, 2018
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    3
    Somerset
    Signed up for the Bristol ride.
    Diagnosed with prostrate cancer earlier this year and hoping that the treatment and effects will allow me to participate
     
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  18. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    May 12, 2014
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    Here's the Solent one - starts in Winchester so handy for me!
    I can't see any other ride details as it only lets you see the ride that you registered for.
     
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  19. Steve Tanton

    Steve Tanton New Member

    Jul 22, 2018
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    Calgary Canada
    I just signed up for the Calgary AB Canada ride. A great cause and I am glad to support it with some time and some cash. Plus it is always nice to meet up with some new riders.
     
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  20. Jerican68

    Jerican68 Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2017
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    Victoria BC
    I’m also taking part again this year, this time in Victoria, Vancouver island, where I live. There wasn’t a ride here last year so I took part in the Vancouver ride, on the mainland, which was amazing. I’m proud to say I was the highest fundraiser for Vancouver last year and also got a DGR Hedon helmet, which I’ll be wearing on this years ride. My father died because of prostate cancer, my cousin, here, lost his battle just a few weeks ago and he was my main riding buddy, so it’s going to be an emotional day. Fuck cancer.
     
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