DGR Receives The FIM Fair Play Award

Posted 7 months ago

We are humbled to share the exciting news that The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride has been honored with the esteemed Fair Play award by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). This prestigious recognition underscores our commitment to promoting motorcycling culture and advancing the cause of men’s health. The 2023 FIM Awards Night was held on Saturday the 2nd of December for the first-ever time in Great Britain at the striking ACC Liverpool in the heart of the historic city. This evening was not just a celebration of speed and skill; it was a night where the DGR’s community spirit and commitment to a noble cause were recognized and honored.

As the evening unfolded, we found ourselves standing on that illustrious stage as recipients of the coveted Fair Play Award, accepted by our founder Mark Hawwa. To be acknowledged by the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) for our commitment to sportsmanship and goodwill is truly a humbling and awe-inspiring experience.

The Fair Play Award, an integral part of the FIM Awards, goes beyond the checkered flags and lap times. It is a recognition of the values that define true sportsmanship in the world of motorcycling. This accolade is bestowed upon individuals, teams, or events that have demonstrated exceptional fairness, respect, and integrity on and off the track. It goes beyond the pursuit of victory and recognizes those who embody the spirit of camaraderie and uphold the principles that make motorcycling a sport for all.

For us at the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, every year is a journey marked by the passion for riding, the camaraderie of fellow enthusiasts, and the commitment to raising awareness and funds for men’s health issues. It’s more than a ride. Our distinctive event, where dapper riders on classic and vintage motorcycles take to the streets, transcends the ordinary. It is a global movement that combines the joy of riding with a noble cause.

Receiving the Fair Play Award is such an honor for all of us involved in The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. It is our opportunity to have the genuine warmth and camaraderie that our riders bring to the table recognized at a global scale. It’s not just about the elegance of our suits or the roar of our engines; it’s about the heart we put into making a positive impact on the lives of others.

To the FIM, we extend our heartfelt thanks for recognizing our commitment to fair play and sportsmanship. Your acknowledgment motivates us to continue promoting the values that make The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride more than just an event—it’s a global community united by a love for motorcycles and a shared vision of a better, healthier world.

To our riders, volunteers, and supporters around the world, this award belongs to you. Your dedication, generosity, and passion have made The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride the incredible success it is today.

As we reflect on this remarkable night, we are filled with gratitude, excitement, and an overflowing sense of purpose. The Fair Play Award is not just an accolade but a reminder that, in the world of motorcycles, true victory lies in the hearts we touch and the positive change we inspire.

Here’s to the dapper riders, the compassionate supporters, and the incredible journey that lies ahead. Onward, with style and purpose!