The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Over $3.6 Million
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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Raises Over $3.6 Million

By Shannons - 12 October 2020
Riders have embraced the first-ever solo edition of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday, 27 September. Over 55,000 riders dressed dapper, rode their classic & vintage style motorcycles solo and raised over $3.6 million for Movember, the men’s health charity.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Founder, Mark Hawwa -  "This year was a strange one. We took an event that was driven by community engagement and connectedness, and reformed it to make it work in this crazy COVID world! Not knowing what to expect, we gave it our all and brought the global DGR community together at a distance for DGR 2020. With over 55,000 participants raising over $3.6 million AUD, the socially-distanced DGR proved a huge success. Riders across Australia were encouraged to connect digitally by joining Team Shannons on the DGR website, to help bring classic and vintage enthusiasts together around the country. The team did amazingly, ending up at 7th place globally. With the huge support we've had this year, we have no doubt that 2021 will be our biggest year yet as we celebrate 10 years of DGR! We can't wait for it, and we're excited to be able to share that with the team at Shannons!"
Mark Hawwa, the founder of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride 
Shannons were proud supporters of DGR across Australia and the incredible people in the Shannons Team raised the bar and went above and beyond, spreading awareness and raising $26,903 for the Movember Foundation. Congratulations to our top ten fundraisers, who have each won a Bowden's Own Motorbike Detailing Intro Pack. And our top 3 fundraisers will also receive a custom Shannons Garage Sign. 

RON ROSS- $4,029
JOHN AUST- $2,174
GREG LOUIS - $1,728
GARY WRIGHT- $1,522 


Shannons latest episode of DRIVEN features The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Founder, Mark Hawwa. Discover his passion for motorcycles, and his mission to bring people together by breaking the typical stereotypes of who a motorcycle rider should be and what they look like. Find out how the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s ride was born, as we ride with Mark on one of his favourite bikes, a custom 2014 Triumph Scrambler.
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