‘Dapper’ bikers aim to create awareness on prostate cancer

By Jude Toyat
judetoyat@theborneopost.com
@judetbpseeds

 

Dressed dapper in their most distinguished gentleman’s style, some 63 motorcycle enthusiasts from around Sarawak rolled out of Plaza Merdeka as part of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), a charity motorcycle ride held around the world on September 27.

According to Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) Kuching 2015 ride admin and organiser, Tuah Brahim, 32, the event aims to raise awareness on prostate cancer.

“Here in Malaysia, prostate cancer has claimed the least attention compared to childhood cancer and breast cancer. Not many people are aware of how important it is and that it can be as significant as breast cancer,” he said, explaining that prostate cancer has become the leading cause of cancer death among men globally. “Therefore, the event is held to give awareness about prostate cancer.”

 

Tuah Brahim giving brief introduction on the progam before the participants embarked on their journey for the DGR program.

Participants getting briefed on the programme before embarking on their journey.

 

This is the second time Kuching has participated in the international cause with the aim to raise money and awareness of the disease, specifically among men and the general public.

The event saw a collection of splendid two-wheeled café racers, bobbers, classics, trackers, customs, and scooters.

Riders gathered at Plaza Merdeka as early as 9.30am then followed a route past various landmarks in the city to Damai Central past for a gathering and photoshoot.

“Next year, we will try to get more involvement from the government, GLCs, sponsors and volunteers for the event,” he added.

 

Well dressed bikers posing with their classic machines.

Well-dressed bikers posing with their classic machines.

 

DGR was inspired by an image of a smartly-attired gentleman on a classic motorcycle. The first ride began in Australia in 2012 and it was all about having a bit of fun with like-minded dapper souls.

It captured the imagination of custom classic motorcycle riders everywhere, and was held in 64 cities around the world. The massive success of that first event inspired the organisers to use that goodwill to raise money for research into men’s health.

For more information on Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, log on to www.gentlemansride.com.

 

Tuah Brahim (third left) with other bikers.

Tuah Brahim (third left) with other bikers.

Tuah on his bike.

Tuah on his bike.

A group photo of the participants at the end of their ride.

A group photo of the participants at the end of their ride.

Big bikers appeared with styles.

Big bikers appearing in style.

A foreigner tried out one of the machines at the gathering.

A tourist trying out one of the machines at the gathering.

Gentleman from Kuching and Sibu gathered around at Plaza Merdeka to create awareness against prostate cancer.

Gentleman from Kuching and Sibu gathered around at Plaza Merdeka to create awareness about prostate cancer.

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