Narooma’s first DGR for Men’s Health

Support Narooma’s men’s health fundraiser ride

Our Club is organising Narooma’s first ever Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), a global fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Research and Men’s Mental Health on Sunday 19 May. All Rotarians are urged to please assist including staffing the food van, marshalls, whatever. This will be organised at this Thursday’s Club Assembly (9 May).

Anyone on the far south coast with a motorbike, particularly classic or vintage styled, is invited to ‘dress dapper’ and join others on a leisurely ride from NATA Oval (behind the Visitors Centre) to Dalmeny and back. The DGR is an annual international charity event celebrating these bikes and the ‘gentlefolk’ that ride them.

As of Monday, we had 19 bikes registered and have raised over $5,000 for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health via Movember. Three riders have raised over $3,000 between them. If you wont be riding, please consider sponsoring some of our riders.

Assembly by 10.30am on NATA Oval. The 21km ride leaves at 11am, returning to NATA Oval. David McInnes is also organising a market on NATA Oval from 12 to 2pm for various community organisations and sporting groups to promote their groups. Contact details below. Our van will serve breakfast and lunch. Drinks will be available.

Narooma organiser Françoise Cleret says riders all over the world unite on this day to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health. Research shows one in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their life; in Eurobodalla Shire it is apparently more like two in three.  Globally, one man is lost every minute to suicide.

“While the cause couldn’t be more serious, the way the ride raises funds and creates awareness is by having fun in style,” she said.

All riders must register online for Narooma’ ride at before the day. Riders are encouraged to dress suitably dapper.

Should you wish to donate, please go online and support one or more registered riders. 

For Narooma DGR inquiries, please phone Françoise Cleret 0402 967 494. For DGR Community Market inquiries, please phone David McInnes 0419 863 303.

Some of the ‘gentlefolk’ taking part in Narooma’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on Sunday 19 May, organised by Narooma Rotary.