I'm Riding for Men's Health Once AgainFriday 18th
On Sunday the 27th of September, I'm riding solo 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.
Increasingly, men would rather die than live in the modern world.That’s not melodrama, overstatement or embellishment on my part – it’s a cold, hard, depressing fact.New data published on Tuesday by the Office for National Statistics found that male suicide has soared to a 20-year record high.Men accounted for three quarters of these – 4,303, compared with 1,388 women. And this is all before COVID had us locked down with our torments – and sometimes, our tormentors.
The typical discourse of men being "to themseleves" and "not sharing their feelings" is missing a much bigger factor in men's mental state - the constant, nagging anti-male sentiment that now dominates modern culture, everywhere from classrooms to courthouses. This is the narrative that’s been building steadily over the past few decades. And it’s no coincidence that male suicide has grown alongside it.
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.