The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride braaap blog

Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Nick Spohn

braaap is offering half price servicing from its flagship stores to anyone raising money and taking part in the 2016 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride from now until September 24th, 2016. Call 1300 braaap for details, or contact the braaap flagship stores in your area direct.

Tas 
braaap Hobart +613 6234 4851
braaap Launceston +613 6331 9284

Vic
braaap Frankston +613 9770 0525

Riding for a cause

The DGR is a charitable event raising awareness and funds for the Movember Foundation's men's health programs. The subjects Movember and DGR combat are listed below. More detailed information can be found here.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men (after skin cancer). In some western countries, more men die of it than women die of breast cancer. The Movember Foundation is the largest organization supporting programs against this scourge, both educational and combative, in the world.

Know the risk factors:

Prostate cancer only affects men, as women do not have a prostate gland. Risk factors for developing the disease include:

Age - The older a man, the more likely he is to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Family History - A man with a father or brother who developed prostate cancer is twice as likely to develop the disease.

Ethnicity - Increased occurrence in black African and Afro-Caribbean males.

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health

Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-39. 75% of suicides are male. Worldwide, over half a million men die from suicide, this is a rate of one every minute. A horrifying statistic.

There’s no shame in checking in your own mental wellbeing, and those close to around you, nor should there be. The Movember Foundation has produced some handy guides to help anyone in broaching the subject:

For a guide on how to help your mates with the big things in life, click here
For a guide on how to speak to a mate who isn’t doing so well, click here
For a guide on how to try and move beyond feeling down yourself, click here
For a guide on how to support colleagues in your workplace who you don’t think are doing so well mentally, click here

Together, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and the Movember Foundation are breaking down these barriers that exist in men, but they need your help.

How you can help

You can register to take part in this year's Distinguished Gentleman's Ride here.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a niche charity event held on the last Sunday in September with smart-suited gentlefolk riding their Cafe' Racer, Bobber, Classic, Tracker, Scrambler, Old School Chopper, Modern Classic, Sidecar, Classic Scooter or Brat Styled motorcycles.

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