A DECISION by organisers to postpone the Perth run of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride charity event paid off handsomely, when the Spring sun came out to shine on a wonderful assortment of machines (and some terrible clothing choices) on the banks of the Swan River today.
More than 600 riders registered for the Perth event and raised, at last count, more than $90,000 towards the global total of more than $US4.6million.
Perth’s biggest individual fundraiser was Grant Hasler with more than $14,000, placing him second nationally, while the Perth Cafe Racers were the biggest fund-raising group in WA with a touch over $16,000.
Australian riders raised more than $1 million, finishing second behind the USA’s $1.7m.
The event, now in its sixth year, raised funds to help the world cope better with men’s mental health issues and prostate cancer.
The glorious sunshine enabled participants to bring out their dapperest kit, both in the clothing and machinery departments.