This Sunday (September 29) marks the return of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to the Algarve. This is an international charity event that “unites classic and vintage-style motorcycle riders all over the world to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health”.
Around 130,000 riders take part in the event in over 700 cities in 110 countries.
Every year, the Algarve hosts its own ride in support of the initiative.
But as organisers explain: “Ride details are not hosted publicly to ensure all participants are registered. This is a part of our safety protocols to ensure all riders are accounted for.”
So if you’re interested in taking part, you can visit the event’s website and register.
Alternatively, you can visit Mar Shopping in Loulé, which is hosting a series of events in support of the initiative including free prostate cancer screenings through blood tests carried out at the shopping centre’s HPA clinic until October 20.
The centre is also hosting a photo exhibition of last year’s event as well as an exhibition of classic and vintage motorbikes.
But the highlight will be on Sunday when thousands of bikers who have embarked on the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will stop at the shopping centre in a bid to raise money for the cause and awareness about male health.
To sign yourself up for the Algarve ride, visit https://www.gentlemansride.com/rides/portugal/algarve