Published on May 24th, 2022 | by Amirul Mukminin0
2022 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Hits KL Streets For Men’s Health
The 2022 edition of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride took place last Sunday (22 May) in over 700 cities in 100 countries around the world to celebrate style, motorcycles and raise awareness for men’s health.
In Kuala Lumpur, the event was organised by Throttle Riot, a community of two-wheeler enthusiasts that is recognised amongst cafe racer, classic bike, and chopper owners. Founded by Raja Susrina in 2014, Throttle Riot has been the official organiser for the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Malaysia since 2015 in Penang, 2016 in Ipoh, 2017 in Johor Bharu, 2018 in Kedah, and 2019 in Kuala Lumpur.
For this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Kuala Lumpur, the participants – donned in dapper outfits – were flagged off from Lalaport Bukit Bintang City Centre and rode in a large convoy to Gasket Alley in Petaling Jaya, where exciting activities such as live band performances, sales booths, lucky draws and the Best Dressed Award ceremony were held. To date, the event has successfully raised RM24,000 for men’s health.
Together with Movember, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is dedicated to bringing communities together to raise awareness of prostate cancer and helping folks around the world make stronger and more meaningful connections.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. It is held globally on a same appointed date. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by Mark Hawwa.
After inspiration from a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage motorcycles, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community and to raise funds for a cause important to every rider.
Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world. To donate or learn more, please visit Movember.com.