This year is the 10th year for the DGR, but my 3rd. I can say without a doubt, this is the most important ride I do every season.
In 2019, I did the ride to honour my lost friend Russell, who left us in the winter of 2018. The ride was daunting. See, it was my first large group ride I'd ever participated in. But I was proud and supported by so many of you. Raising $864!
In 2020, I was devastated to add my friend Dom, to the reasons I ride, and the men I carry with me. He left us in the summer of 2020. A fresh wound on my heart, It was ever more difficult as we had to Ride Solo, with a global pandemic looming over us all. I was inspired to take this opportunity to push myself as a rider and as a advocate. Promising to ride dollar per km, aiming for what seemed an ambitious $1000. I had NO idea the incredible response I would get! So, as promised, I planned a route, to Ottawa and back over a weekend, aiming for atleast 1350km (that was my admitted cutoff point when route planning). I was honoured to receive continued support and raised $1933!!!! I went 1677km. The ride was hard and healing. An experience I will NEVER forget.
This year, some of the world, such as Ontario, is still locked down, and will be riding solo. But the cause has not changed, infact, it may be even MORE important.
I am so grateful to the community that supports and sponsors and encourages me... without you, this would be nowhere near as powerful.
I thank you for your donation and I thank you for the motivation.
On Sunday the 23rd of May, I'm riding in The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride with fellow men and women across the globe to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men's mental health on behalf of Movember.
Men die on average 6 years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons. The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that. So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I'm asking you to join me in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.
Thank-you Laura. And have a great ride!!!!
Way to go Laura! Enjoy the ride. ❤
Wishing you another safe and inspiring ride for such an important cause.
Thanks for all you do
Good Luck on the Ride this year!! Rich and Jeff
Thank you for doing this!
Cheers to a great ride - and to fundraising for men's health! Stay safe ❤ Love Nikki + Aria xo
Hi Laura. Have a safe and enjoyable ride. Very pleased to support you.
Enjoy the ride stay safe and we are so happy to be supporting you in this 💕💕
Get it girlfriend!
Happy to support you and this great cause supporting Men’s health. Enjoy your ride!
You’re an absolute rockstar! Hope To ride with you this season 🤍
Good luck Laura!
Wonderful! Thank you for including us in your mission Laura
So behind this effort. More to come!
Enjoy the ride! 😊
Pops says: Go get 'em! Be safe!
Amazing cause Laura! Enjoy the ride!
Your a great inspiration Laura! Thank you for being You! 🤗❤️
Stay safe,ride well
Wishing you beautiful weather and a fabulous ride! I think it's fantastic that you do this every year!
Have a great trip Laura!
Love you girl