1,000 Dandies On Motorbikes Will Ride Through London This May

Last Updated 06 March 2024

1,000 Dandies On Motorbikes Will Ride Through London This May
Motorcyclists in ties and jackets ride through a central London street
The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride raises funds for/awareness of prostate cancer. Ivo Ivanov @imagefactorystudio

1,000 dandily-dressed motorcyclists will purr through the streets of London on Sunday 19 May 2024, for the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride*.

Dressed in their dapper best — think tweed jackets, pocket squares, bowties and and stiffly-waxed moustaches — the riders will set out on a 1.5 hour-long ride, starting out from Twickenham, and finishing up at Smithfield Market.

A stream of dapperly dressed motorcyclists cross Tower Bridge
Despite the event's name, it's not just men who take part. Ivo Ivanov @imagefactorystudio

Members of the public are encouraged to line the route, and cheer riders on.

But aside from looking rather dapper with a Triumph between your legs, what's it all in aid of? A very good cause, in fact — to raise money for/awareness of, prostate cancer.

Dapper men and women gather around their bikes and chat
Ivo Ivanov @imagefactorystudio

Here's the riders' route (start and finish locations are where you can get snaps without having to rush too much):

  • Start: The Stoop, Twickenham (arrive at at 8am, set off at 10am)
  • Richmond
  • Over the bridge to Chiswick
  • Hammersmith
  • Kensington
  • Hyde Park
  • Parliament
  • Embankment
  • Finish: Smithfield Market, City of London (approx 11.30am)

More information is available on the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride website.

*Despite its name, it's not just men who take part