Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Busselton

On the weekend, Busselton joined in a global event that linked famous cities such as Paris, New York, London, Sydney and more.

The Busselton Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was just one ride of six hundred that took place in cities all over the world.

This international event, that began in Perth, has in its short history contributed nearly $40 million to cancer research and suicide prevention.

The glorious spring weather last Sunday made for a record turnout of dapper motorcyclists at this years fundraising Busselton Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. 

Visitors to the foreshore were treated to a spectacular sight as the stylish motorcyclists began gathering from around 8.30am for their annual fundraising ride.

Organiser and hostess Suzanne Aston told us it was the biggest ride in Busselton so far, and their fundraising total reflected that. 

There were more than 80 riders registered to take part in the ride, the group rode along the South West coast, through the Tuart Forest, and completde their event with a show and shine at Capel Tavern.

This year the Busselton event has contributed nearly $13,000 to the November Foundation, and just over $30,000 since the event started in 2016.

A formal dinner was also held for the riders at the Goose Restaurant. During the evening a high energy auction of donated goods, and motorcycle related items raised additional funds.

The money raised will be used to provide funding to local support groups, and other mental health activities.

Ms Aston told the group one of their aims was to dispel many of the negative stereotypes of the motorcycle community.

The group of super smart riders were gleaming on their machines smiling and waving to the crowds.