Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride through Rotherham this weekend for men's health charities

By David Parker | 26/09/2019

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride through Rotherham this weekend for men's health charities
Paul Keeton (pictured) will be riding his custom motorcycle to raise hundreds of pounds for the Movember foundation

A DAPPER ride-out which raises funds and awareness for men’s health charities will be travelling through Rotherham on Sunday.

The Doncaster Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will be one of hundreds of motorcycle rides taking place across the globe to raise money for causes supporting men’s mental and physical health.

The Doncaster ride, which has 53 participants, will set off from Conisbrough Railway Station at 10am and will make its way along the A630 to Mushroom Roundabout.

The riders will then travel to Stag roundabout, Whiston crossroads and along Moorgate.

They have so far raised £2,694 for the Movember foundation which supports prostate cancer and men’s mental health charities.

The ride’s leading fundraiser is Paul Keeton, who has so far raised £584 and is hoping to have reached £600 by Saturday.

Paul will be taking part in the ride on his Kawasaki KZ 440 bike which has been customised in the style of science fantasy fashion trend steampunk.

The idea behind the ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa in 2012, who was inspired by a photo of TV show Mad Men’s, Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. 

Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support men.

Dapper ladies and gentlemen also don their best vintage looks for the gathering. For more information visit www.gentlemansride.com