A sunny Sunday ride in Luxembourg helped raise thousands for charity while giving dapper gents a chance to show off their style and end the stigma on talking about men’s health.
Photo: Nader Ghavami
The second edition of the Luxembourg Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride saw some 95 riders dressed in tweed and sharp suits, on classic or retro bikes hit the road en-masse on Sunday afternoon. The ride ended at Paname in the Gare district of Luxembourg City.
“It was a great success and we had really wonderful weather,” co-organiser Mark Kitchell told Delano on Monday, adding: “We raised €13,500. Considering we raised €5,000 last year, this was a big success.”
The proceeds go to the Movember Foundation, fighting prostate cancer and preventing male suicide.
Part of a global initiative, the ride is inspired by a photo of the character Don Draper from the television series “Mad Men”, pictured in a suit on a bike. Kitchell last week told Delano that Draper epitomises the kind of man who would have benefited from being able to talk about his problems.