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  1. Rich Bryce

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    #1 Rich Bryce, Aug 6, 2019
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    DGR.jpg Registration for the annual Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is now open. Sunday 29th September in a town near you.

    Register for a ride, or donate to a group or to someone you know here https://www.gentlemansride.com

    Triumph have their own worldwide riders group too https://www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/triumphdgr

    I'm organising the inaugural Milton Keynes to Bedford Ride.

    All in aid of prostate cancer and men's mental health charities via the Movember foundation.

    It's somewhat poignant for me this year having had two friends recently affected. Our Sales Manager at Woburn was five years all clear from prostate cancer in December last, before being devastated by a fresh diagnose in February. Thankfully following treatment and more surgery he has another all clear. And tragically a good friend, ex-Royal Marines Commando and fellow founding member of our MK owners club branch, very recently took his own life after many years of struggling with those awful daemons that affect so many ex-armed services personnel. His partner is helping me organise the MK DGR Ride.

    For your uncles, your brothers, your fathers and friends. Donate what you can, for their lives need not end.
     
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  2. Wassers

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    I'm signed up for the Brooklands event, which I did last year too. That group raised almost 30k last year. Hope to see loads of supporters there and fingers crossed the weather gods are (like last year) kind to all those taking part in the DGR on the 29th Sep.
     
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  3. PhillyDra

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    I've signed up for the Bury st Edmunds event first one for me.
     
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  4. MadMrB

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    I'm signed up for the Northampton ride, last year there were about 170 bikes and its a nice way to spend a Sunday morning.

    Some of the bikes at Northampton DGR 2018...
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  5. steve lovatt

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    This will be the sixth one for me.
    Going for the Salisbury ride this time. :cool:
     
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  6. Cornelii

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    I'm signed up for the Doncaster ride.
    It's my first event and I've decided to ride a vintage Triumph rather than a modern Bonnie, so I'm hoping I won't slow the rest of the riders down too much..
     
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  7. Rich Bryce

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    There were 15 of us in 2016, 115 in 2017, and Kev reckons 164 last year, but I counted 187. The ride from Wellingborough to to the official start is good too.
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  8. MadMrB

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    That's very impressive, from 15 to that number in two years. On arriving last year I was amazed by the number of bikes, and more kept turning up. It was a very well organised event too, a credit to those who were responsible.
     
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  9. Rich Bryce

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    All done last minute. Here's another 2016 participant Max in his Morgan Three-Wheeler.jpg

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  10. DaveD

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  11. DaveD

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    Also, do many people turn out to watch the ride? Doesn't seem to advertised anywhere locally or in the papers.
     
  12. Helmut Visor

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    Was going to do the Bristol run but my daughters have decided that's the weekend they want to visit :confused::confused:
    As good as it would be, never going to turn away my girls :cool::cool:
     
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  13. Sandi T.

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  14. Sandi T.

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    This is a terrific worldwide event and for a terrific cause. I did it last year as part of the Tucson DGR group. We had 100 riders and I was the high fundraiser. I was highly motivated--the older of my two little brothers was diagnosed with prostate cancer about two months prior to the ride. He's doing great, BTW. Elected to have surgery which was very successful.

    I still had my 2016 Triumph Thruxton R when I did the ride which was perfect! I'm not registered yet for this year's event but it's on my to do list. I've traded my Thruxton for a Speed Triple which is not quite as fitting for the event. But, hey, it's for a good cause! A couple of pics from 2018.

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  15. DaveD

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    Cheers Sandi,
    I will be in the charity stores this weekend looking for some tweed gear.
     
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  16. crispey

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    When 100 or so bikes cruise down a high street and the riders are dressed as twats you do get a lot of spectators. It's a great day out, I did the Guildford one last year and had a blast. as said hit the charity shops and look for tweed.
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  17. steve lovatt

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    I have to agree - I've done five so far and there seems to have been no attempt at advertising or further attempts to raise funds at the start of the event. They really do seem to be missing a trick - I've been asked loads of times whether there was anyone collecting as people seem happy to donate! :cool:
     
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  18. steve lovatt

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    That's how you normally dress! :D:D
     
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    Just so crispey doesn't feel a twat by himself! :cool:
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