Bournemouth School hosts Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
On Sunday, Bournemouth School was fortunate enough to play host to over 450 riders and motorbikes as part of the charity event The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride.
The event raises money and awareness for men’s mental and physical health issues, with participants donning their finest suits and riding their classic bikes. The Bournemouth Ride Group have so far this year raised over £17,000 for the cause and the worldwide event having raised in total £3.2 million this year, with that number still set to rise.
Mr McLennan, a favourite in the school’s Physics Department, invited the group to finish at the school. Upon arriving at the school a small fair was held with various traders, from Jimmy’s Iced Coffee to a hog roast. With all the stalls giving proceeds to the charity. Whilst the weather suddenly decided to take a turn for the worst, many riders braved the conditions to continue admiring each others machines. Several members of the school, from years 11 to 13, volunteered their time to help out with the event and the atmosphere was no doubt helped with the addition of classic tunes played by the sax trio ‘Saxoquential’!
There was a huge variety of people as well as motorbikes, with classic BSAs, Triumphs and Norton’s interspersed with more modern production but classic style rides. Impressive bikes, even if you don’t have an interest in motorcycles yourself.
A collection of images of the event are below: