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Triumph DGR Ride And Epic Ride Generate Mass Interest And Participation

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Supported by Triumph Motorcycles for the 11th year, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR), took place simultaneously on Sunday 19 May 2024 across the world, with a record breaking 113,000 riders taking part in 959 rides across 105 countries, raising $7.6M USD.

The top global fundraiser, and highest single fundraiser in DGR history, was DGR Brand Ambassador Jaime Camil from the US, who has been rewarded with a piece of motorcycling history, the iconic Thruxton RS Final Edition. Kat Thomsen, another US DGR Brand Ambassador claimed the 2nd spot with Matias Seijo from Edinburgh taking third place. The Gentlefolk prize winner is Jason Etters, who led the Jacksonville ride in the US.

In India, more than 4400+ riders participated in the DGR across 35 cities with the network of showrooms playing a crucial part in facilitating the rides. The unprecedented success of the Speed 400 and the Scrambler 400x in India has allowed a whole new generation of Triumph riders into the community. Staying consistent with the unique aspect of the ride – the riders came out in impressive numbers, dressed dapper on their Modern Classic and Classic motorcycles, to raise funds and increase awareness about prostate cancer research and men’s mental health.

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As part of the DGR’s “Side by Side, Worldwide” campaign, Triumph dealers around the world hosted and participated in rides to help raise awareness and funds for men’s mental health and prostate cancer research, ensuring even more motorcyclists were able to take part. These included 541 riders who chose to raise funds and ride on Modern Classics as part of the official riders group “Team Triumph”. The top five fundraisers in this group have each won a prize package from the DGR & Triumph Clothing Collection.

Riding the new Speed 400 and Scrambler 400 X in London as part of Team Triumph, were 007 stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven, as well as Kieran Clarke, stunt rider for the Mission Impossible franchise, while actor James Phelps, best known for playing Fred Weasley in Harry Potter, rode the Bonneville T120 Stealth Edition in Poole, UK.

In Thailand, social media star Witsarud Panich, rode his Bonneville T100 through the streets of Bangkok, while writer-photographer Eric Hendrikx, led Canada’s Toronto ride on his Thruxton RS. In Spain, actor Pepe Barroso, best known for his role in Gran Turismo, rode a T120 in Madrid, and world record holder Ivan Cervantes rode a Scrambler 1200 XE in Reus. Multi-platinum music producer Tai Jason, rode his Bonneville T100 with more than 600 other riders from the Triumph dealership in Munich, Germany’s largest ride.

007 stunt rider Paul Edmondson said: “This year Triumph and the DGR has achieved their goal to bring even more riders together, in more places around the globe, to raise even more money for men’s mental health and prostate cancer. It is a wonderful event to be part of, with everyone making such an incredible effort to dress dapper and showcase our community in the best possible light.”

Mission Impossible stunt rider Keiran Clarke added: “Riding through the streets of London on a Triumph, surrounded by hundreds of motorcyclists united by a common cause, to raise money to support men’s health, was an amazing experience. The reaction of pedestrians and traffic on route, was simply brilliant.”

Hedon Helmets, ELF Lubricants, and Quad Lock also supported the classic inspired charity event, further rewarding the efforts of the year’s fundraisers.

triumph epic north east ride

Triumph Motorcycles India successfully also wrapped up its highly anticipated Epic Ride – North East Adventure 2024, leaving participants with a treasure trove of memories and a renewed appreciation for the region’s breathtaking landscapes.

22 Triumph owners from across the country embarked on this seven-day, 1200 KM Epic Ride, conquering challenging terrains at altitudes exceeding 15,000 feet. Led by seasoned adventure experts Sachin Chavan and Vijay Parmar, the tour offered a unique blend of stunning scenery, cultural immersion, and the camaraderie of fellow riders.

From the mighty Triumph Rocket 3 – the world’s largest production motorcycle engine, to the versatile Tiger lineup (including the 1200s, the 900s, and the 660 Sport) and the Modern Classics – like the Speed Twin 900, the Scrambler 900, alongside the versatile Scrambler 400x, the tour featured a fascinating mix of motorcycles.

Just like their Triumph motorcycles, the participating riders were just as diverse. Spanning an age group from 20s to well in to their 60s, and with 3 women riders. And for some of the riders, it was their first long distance ride.

From the majestic hills of Assam to the serene landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh, the Northeast Adventure 2024 covered a scenic route. Over 7 days, riders visited many iconic locations, each offering unique challenges and breathtaking views. The destinations included Bumla Pass, Dirang, Tawang, Sangti Valley, Zimithang and several other gems of the region, providing riders with the perfect blend of adventure and striking beauty.

The riders described their experience as a truly transformative encounter. The camaraderie among riders fostered a sense of community and shared passion. Riders tackled everything from winding mountain roads to lush valleys, serene lakes, and scenic sanctuaries, all while enjoying the unparalleled performance and reliability of their Triumph bikes.

Beyond the exhilarating rides, the Northeast Adventure fostered a strong sense of camaraderie among the riders. Sharing stories around campfires, capturing stunning sunrises, and tackling challenging routes together solidified a bond that transcended the experience itself.

Triumph Motorcycles ensured a safe and enriching journey for all participants by providing veteran adventure guides, Sachin Chavan and Vijay Parmar. Their expertise not only helped riders navigate the challenging terrain but also provided invaluable insights into the region’s rich culture and history.

Triumph Epic Ride – North East Adventure 2024 Highlights:

Unforgettable Routes: Experience the meticulously crafted routes that showcase the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the Northeast.
Cultural Immersion: Riders had the opportunity to interact with local communities and experience their traditions and warm hospitality.
A Brush with Nature: Ride through Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, one of the few sanctuaries in India allowing motorcycles on authentic, off-road terrain. Home to over 450 bird species, the riders were accompanied by a dedicated birdwatcher, making this a truly unique experience.

Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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