If you’re anything like me, you usually only wear a suit and tie to weddings, funerals and the odd court appearance  – it has been a while since the last one. So it’s great to add another occasion to the list. Yes, it’s that time of year again when the most dapper motorcyclists from around the world dust off their suits, polish their shoes, trim the beard, clean granddad’s smoking pipe, splash on a liberal amount of Old Spice and google the words ‘how to tie a tie’.

Last year there were 60 cities with over 2500 participants and it looks like there will be thousands more in 2013, with 115 cities in 33 countries joining the September 29th ride. This year the DGR will help a charitable cause, as gentlemen should, raising funds (already at $78,000) to support worldwide medical research into cancer. The focus for 2013 and 2014 will be Prostate Cancer research and awareness programs that focus on preventative measures.

So if you ride a café racer, bobber, classic, flat tracker, classic scooter, side-cart, monkey bike or anything that stands out from the crowd make sure you check out the DGR website to find your closest ride or to register. We look forward to seeing the footage and photos from each city – make sure you use up those memory cards.

So which city will you be joining in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride?

[Photos by Peter Greig]

[Video from the 2012 DGR in Singapore]