Record Breaking Attendance at DGR 2024

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  • 113,000 riders took part in 959 rides across 105 countries in the 2024 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
  • 541 riders in Team Triumph rode ‘side by side, worldwide’
  • Top three global fundraisers and Gentlefolk Winner rewarded with Triumph Modern Classics

ATLANTA, GA – June 17, 2024 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Supported by Triumph Motorcycles for the 11th year, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), took place simultaneously on Sunday 19 May 2024 across the world, with a record breaking 113,000 riders taking part in 959 rides across 105 countries, raising $7.6M USD.

The top global fundraiser, and highest single fundraiser in DGR history, was DGR Brand Ambassador Jaime Camil from the US, who has been rewarded with a piece of motorcycling history, the iconic Thruxton RS Final Edition. Kat Thomsen, another US DGR Brand Ambassador claimed the 2nd spot with Matias Seijo from Edinburgh taking third place. The Gentlefolk prize winner is Jason Etters, who led the Jacksonville ride in the US.

As part of the DGR’s “Side by Side, Worldwide” campaign, Triumph dealers around the world hosted and participated in rides to help raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and prostate cancer research, ensuring even more motorcyclists were able to take part. These included 541 riders who chose to raise funds and ride on Modern Classics as part of the official riders group “Team Triumph”. The top five fundraisers in this group have each won a prize package from the DGR & Triumph Clothing Collection.

Riding the new Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in London as part of Team Triumph, were 007 stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven, as well as Kieran Clarke, stunt rider for the Mission Impossible franchise, while actor James Phelps, best known for playing Fred Weasley in Harry Potter, rode the Bonneville T120 Stealth Edition in Poole, UK.

In Thailand, social media star Witsarud Panich, rode his Bonneville T100 through the streets of Bangkok, while writer-photographer Eric Hendrikx, led Canada’s Toronto ride on his Thruxton RS. In Spain, actor Pepe Barroso, best known for his role in Gran Turismo, rode a T120 in Madrid, and world record holder Ivan Cervantes rode a Scrambler 1200 XE in Reus. Multi-platinum music producer Tai Jason, rode his Bonneville T100 with more than 600 other riders from the Triumph dealership in Munich, Germany’s largest ride.

007 stunt rider Paul Edmondson said: “This year Triumph and the DGR has achieved their goal to bring even more riders together, in more places around the globe, to raise even more money for men’s mental health and prostate cancer. It is a wonderful event to be part of, with everyone making such an incredible effort to dress dapper and showcase our community in the best possible light.”

Mission Impossible stunt rider Keiran Clarke added: “Riding through the streets of London on a Triumph, surrounded by hundreds of motorcyclists united by a common cause, to raise money to support men’s health, was an amazing experience. The reaction of pedestrians and traffic on route, was simply brilliant.”

Hedon Helmets, ELF Lubricants, and Quad Lock also supported the classic inspired charity event, further rewarding the efforts of the year’s fundraisers.

Click here for more information about Triumph’s Modern Classic range.

ABOUT THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN’S RIDE

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride unites classic and vintage style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was founded in Sydney, Australia in 2012 by Mark Hawwa. After inspiration from a photograph featuring classic suits and vintage motorcycles, Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way to combat the often-negative stereotype of motorcyclists and connect the global motorcycling community and to raise funds for a cause important to every rider. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has raised over US$45M for prostate cancer research and men’s health since 2012.

For more information, visit www.gentlemansride.com.

ABOUT MOVEMBER

Movember is the leading charity changing the face of men’s health on a global scale, focusing on mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

The charity raises funds to deliver innovative, breakthrough research and support programmes that enable men to live happier, healthier and longer lives. Committed to disrupting the status quo, millions have joined the movement, helping fund over 1,250 projects around the world. In addition to tackling key health issues faced by men, Movember is working to encourage men to stay healthy in all areas of their life, with a focus on men staying socially connected and becoming more open to discussing their health and significant moments in their lives. The charity’s vision is to have an everlasting impact on the face of men’s health.

To donate or learn more, please visit movember.com.

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For further information contact:
Lisa Jones, Global PR, and Events Manager at lisa.jones@triumph.co.uk

Notes to Editors

ABOUT TRIUMPH

  • First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 120 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2022. For more than three decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconicbikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma, and performance.

A GLOBAL BRITISH SUCCESS STORY

  • With more than 84,985 motorcycles delivered in calendar year 2023, and more than 800 dealers across the world in 2024, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer.
  • Triumph currently employs around 3,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, China, and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.

A WORLD-CLASS RANGE

  • With a laser-sharp focus on what riders across the world are looking for, a passion to deliver the perfect ride for every customer, and attention to detail that delivers the highest quality motorcycles, Triumph offers a growing range of category-leading motorcycles spanning Modern Classics, Roadsters and Adventure bikes. From the accessible Speed 400cc TR series to the Rocket 3 Storm with its record-breaking 2500cc engine, every model exemplifies Triumph’s iconic style, quality and performance.
  • Delivering a fun, agile and confidence-inspiring ride for riders of all ages and experience levels, the Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X launched in 2023 with a brand-new single engine platform (TR Series), representing incredible value for money and bringing Triumph to a whole new generation of riders.
  • The Modern Classics feature Triumph’s legendary Bonneville twin engine. Famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA, the Bonneville was the original British superbike and a race-winner straight out of the crate, chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its handling, style, and character. Now, the Bonneville family has evolved, with rider-focused technology and cool custom style. The range includes the Bonneville Bobber, Speedmaster, Thruxton RS, Speed Twin 900, Speed Twin 1200, Scrambler 900, Scrambler 1200 and the iconic Bonneville T120 and T100.
  • The Roadsters start with the agile and popular Trident 660 and sporty Daytona 660 then the Street Triple 765, and finally the Speed Triple 1200 RS and RR.
  • For adventure riders, Triumph has a complete line-up of epic Tigers, starting with the Tiger Sport 660, moving up to the Tiger 850 Sport and Tiger 900 range, and finally to the Tiger 1200 range.
  • In 2023 Triumph officially claimed the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for ‘The greatest distance travelled on a motorcycle in 24 hours (individual)’. Riding a factory-specification Tiger 1200 GT Explorer on the High-Speed Ring at the Nardò Technical Center in Italy, 5x Enduro World Champion and Triumph Global Ambassador Iván Cervantes travelled more than 4012km in a 24-hour period, beating the previous record of 3406km by a huge margin of more than 600km.

TRIUMPH RACING

  • Triumph has a glorious racing history, competing in and winning races in almost every class and field of motorcycle sporting achievement. From winning the second ever Isle of Man TT in 1908, through to 1960s road and track success in Europe and America, right up to contemporary racing achievements with the Triumph triple powered 2014 and 2015 SuperSport titles and World SuperSport racing, Isle of Man SuperSport TT wins in 2014 and 2019, courtesy of Gary Johnson and Peter Hickman, plus an average speed of over 130mph 2023 by Peter Hickman on his Triumph STR765, and a thrilling last-lap victory at the legendary Daytona 200 by Brandon Paasch on the Street Triple 765 in 2022.
  • Triumph’s racing legend continues as the exclusive engine supplier to the FIM Moto2™ World Championship since the start of the 2019 season. Triumph Motorcycles provides all the teams with race-tuned 765cc triples, each of which is based on the class-leading Street Triple RS powerplant. Redefining the class, Triumph broke record after record in the inaugural year, including the first ever +300km/h Moto2™ top speed. Reflecting these great successes, the wonderful feedback, and partnerships that Triumph have had with the riders and their teams, and the incredible response from Triumph fans across the world, Triumph and Dorna, decided to extend the relationship in 2021 and again in 2023, signing a new contract for another five years of racing: 2025 – 2029.
  • Thierry Chizat-Suzzoni, one of MX’s most experienced and successful team owners, fields two of Triumph’s all-new 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 MX2 class and will add an entry into the 450cc MXGP class in 2025. Team Principal Bobby Hewitt and Team Manager Stephen ‘Scuba’ Westfall field the all-new Triumph 250cc 4-stroke MX bikes in the 2024 Supermotocross World Championship, which is comprised of the Monster Energy Supercross World Championship, and the Pro Motocross Championship, with three season-ending Supermotocross rounds.  For the 2025 season Triumph will additionally field its new 450cc bike in the Supermotocross World Championship.

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