The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride to raise funds and awareness for men's health

70,000 Riders Take to the Streets in Support of Men’s Health
Date and Location
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 5:30pm
The Morrison Hotel
640 Stanley St
Wooloongabba QLD 4102

In over 600 cities worldwide, including Brisbane, more than 70,000 dapper men and women will hit the road on classic and vintage styled motorcycles on Sunday 24 September in an effort to raise funds for men’s health in this years Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.


Founded in 2012 by Sydneysider Mark Hawwa, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is now celebrating its fifth year and has raised over $8M USD to date. Inspired by the likes of Mad Men’s Don Draper, this incredible charity event now unites tens of thousands of people across the globe to raise awareness for prostate cancer research and male suicide prevention.


Your Local Ride Details


On Sunday 24 September, participants will don stunning vintage clothing and take to the streets on their classic motorcycles - the streets of Brisbane will be humming with the tune of a united front against killers of men. Riders will make their way through the heart of the city before taking the scenic route through Mount Coot-tha towards their final destination - The Morrison Hotel - where there’ll be an after party with live entertainment and a naked whiskey bar!


This year in particular, the lead up to the ride has been an emotional journey. Following the news that a volunteer event host took his own life, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has doubled their commitment to aid the funding on men’s mental health programs.


"It's an important year for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. What was already a personal event for many has taken on a new meaning, especially after losing one of our own. We ride this year for the men of the world who struggle with mental health and for the families and individuals whose lives are affected by prostate cancer” — Mark Hawwa.


In partnership with the Movember Foundation, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride are continuing to commit 80% of total funds raised to prostate cancer research, with the remainder to go towards male suicide prevention.


To do your part, visit and sponsor a rider near you.


Click here to see ‘Survivor’, the story of Mark Atkinson and his family - a must see for anyone experiencing depression, whether it be oneself or that of someone that you know. If Mark’s story resonates with you, reach out and talk, ask, listen. For further information and services supporting mental health and suicide prevention, visit


Visit the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’s Facebook page to view their incredible call to arms.


For more information please contact Jeff Gough at the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, on 0412 745 902

Contact Details
Contact Person: 
Jeff Gough
0412 745 902