DGR Report

by Simon Whittaker
Distinguished Gentlemans Ride
The 2017 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, held on Sept 24th had about 200 riders participating and many from the VVCMCC came along to enjoy the day. gathering at Joe's motorcycles in Fyshwick for coffee and breakfast before heading off around the lake , arboretum,  yarralumla , old parliament house for a photo on the steps before continuing through the new one up to Red Hill for a lap and back through Red Hill past the shops before heading back to the Kingston hotel...perfect weather and just the one breakdown everyone was in good spirits as Simons major raffle draw took place..A custom DGR toolbox donated by GASWELD in Fyshwick was the main prize won by Ian Stevens along with several vouchers from CMC and CPC powdercoaters along with Gentleman Jack Bourbon donated by the kingston hotel..

The following week another major raffle was held at octobers vvcmcc meeting and over $800 was raised towards Simons fundraising efforts which helped him reach $8,100 + total, getting him in the top 100 fundraisers (22nd) worldwide...The Canberra DGR ride raised in excess of $46K towards a global total of $4.8 million! Simon would like to thank all members of the VVCMCC and the committee for allowing him to take over the raffle and for all your continued support...Especially Peter Dunster, Stan Bakker, Steve Farmer, Bill Dobie, Lou Baljak, John Somerville, Gary Compton, Bill Lewis, Peter Byatt, Shane Mcmahon, Terry McMinn, who also sponsored Simon online too...

All the funds raised from the DGR go to prostate cancer research and men's health programs around the world overseen by The Movember foundation..
Pics by treena white, david pang, will guthrie, leo khoo, karan khanna
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