THE GENTLEMEN OF SOUTH AFRICA
RIDING DAPPER FOR A CAUSE
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia by Mark Hawwa.
It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper a side a classic bike and wearing his finest suit.
The morning started off cloudy with threats of drizzle.
Needless to say, it did not hinder the excitement of the day ahead.
At 7:00am, RACE! Cliental met for a quick cappuccino, their choice of vegetarian or chicken croissants with good company.
15 EAGER RIDERS SET OFF AT 7:30am
tailed by the RACE! Truck
All RACE! family and friends headed out with AGV Legends Helmets, Dianese designer riding jackets and our matching tweed waist coats.
MEETING THE 700 RIDERS FROM ALL OVER JHB
WAS CHAOS. THE RACE! TRUCK GOT PUSHED
INTO THE CENTRE OF ALL THE CLASSICS FOR ALL TO SEE.
FITTING RIGHT IN WITH THE RUSTIC PAINT WORK, KILLER WHEEL SET AND BAGGED OUT STANCE.
MEETING UP WITH ALL THE RIDERS THAT GOT STRETCHED OUT FROM THE SHOP TO MEETING POINT, WE ALL HUDLED TOGETHER AND LISTENED IN ON THE DRIVERS BRIEFING.
After a good briefing, the roar of classic pipes, whistling, gargling and some spluttering
finally making its way to life, started.
WITH ALL THE BIKES TAKING TO THE ROAD, MARSHALS BLOCKING TRAFFIC, THE RIDERS HEADED THROUGH GREENSIDE, MELVILLE AND JEPPESTOWN.
Finally heading through to Victoria Yards where all the riders found themselves enjoying an
ice cold beer with great food and company.
Raised So far (USD): $5,739,239
Riders registered: 112,615