Johannesburg - The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride event that took place last weekend was a great success, according to organisers, with some 120 000 riders turning out (and impeccably turned-out at that) in 650 cities worldwide.
The Johannesburg event was particularly well-attended, with an estimated 1500 gentlemen and ladies present.
This year’s route began at the Vintage and Veteran Club Johannesburg before the parade turned heads as they proceeded through the leafy streets to Constitution Hill for a group shot. They then swept up Munro Drive before finishing at the Victoria Yards renewal project where participants could enjoy great refreshment, delicious food, interesting stores and entertaining buskers.
The majority of riders had gone to great lengths to remain true to the vision of founder Mark Hawwa in terms of dressing the part and riding classic motorcycles, but also by going the extra mile to raise funds for important men’s health issues.
“We are honoured to have sponsored this event which was not only an exciting experience for the riders and spectators, but also helped raise awareness of important health issues,” says Mercia Jansen, Motul Area Manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. “We’re proud to have been able to do our bit for an immensely enjoyable event that also gets a serious message across”.