As September draws to a close, yesterday saw my third charity event in as many weeks taking part in the “Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride” #DGR. The DGR is an international event with participants worldwide dressing Dapper and riding motorcycles in aid of male issues. It started off as a prostate cancer awareness fundraiser and has rapidly grown to a point where it is the largest worldwide charity for mens matters and so this year has expanded to include male suicide awareness. The Bournemouth ride has for the last few years been superbly arranged by James and this year saw well over 200 motorcyclists congregate on Poole quay for a 9:30am start. What a sight it was as we left the quay. The group was cheered and waved at by bystanders throughout the journey. At the time of writing it is also suggested that the Bournemouth ride alone has raised around £13k.
I’ve had a great September busy with this kind of thing and also pretty manic work wise but now its done its time to start thinking about what might be the challenge for 2017. It needs to be something that I will have to work for, no point doing something easy. Matt (my cycle buddy from L2B) has already suggested a longer cycle with the working title of the Poole to Paris Pedal, which might be an option, little Bro has started making triathlon sounding noises, or theres possibly the Spinnaker tower abseil. Thinking cap on watch this space!