Two Stonehaven couples took part in the first Aberdeen run of an international charity event last weekend, raising over £3000 for Prostate Cancer UK and Men’s Mental Health.
Hugh Diack, Diane Diack, Suzette Webster and Lenny Webster participated in the Distinguished Gentelman’s Ride on Sunday (September 25) as part of a team of 10, who named themselves the Aberdeen Cafe Bike Scene.
The team joined another 40 participants for the event, in which people dress in cravats and tweed and ride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles to raise funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer research and suicide prevention.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Mark Hawwa. It was inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit. Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of men on motorcycles, whilst connecting niche motorcycle communities together.
That first ride in 2012 brought together over 2500 riders across 64 cities. The success of the event encouraged the founder to consider how it could be used to support a worthy cause. It was brought to Aberdeen this year for the first time, and the team drove their motorcycles from Aberdeen beach to Alford. The team had a fundraising target of £1155, which they smashed with their amount raised now sitting at £3004. For more information visit www.gentlemansride.com/team/AberdeenCafeBikeScene