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Distinguished gentlemen raise thousands for prostate cancer research

Local motorbike enthusiasts raised over $10,000 for research into prostate cancer last weekend as part of an internationally run campaign called ‘The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’.

Over 56,000 people have registered for rides in over 500 cities across the globe. According to the DGR this is the world’s largest motorcycling charity event and the funds will be donated to prostate cancer research.

The riders met last Sunday at Ocean Village and then rode around the Rock. This marked the first time Gibraltar has participated in the DGR. The international event has so far raised over $3million but falls short of its $5million target.

Gibraltar is now ranked 23rd out of 100 countries, raising more money than countries such as Portugal, Austria and Mexico.

“As it was the first year, we expected it to go well but the result surpassed our expectations. 55 dapper motorbike riders attended with their classic and custom bikes and we were able to raise over $10,000 which will all go to prostate cancer research and suicide prevention programmes,” said co-organiser Dale Moreno.

“Andy Watts, myself and Motorcycle Club Gibraltar would like to say a massive thank you to all who participated in the event. It looks like this great event is going to become a yearly event and we look forward to organizing it again next year.”

Prizes for Most Dapper Rider and Best Bike were given by event presenter and fellow motorbike enthusiast Patrick Francis.

Donations can still be made via www.gentlemansride.com.