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Bikers set off in vintage clothing to raise money for men’s health

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Bikers from across Britain, including astronaut Tim Peake, donned their finest clothes on Sunday to raise money for men’s health.

More than 50 cities took part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, as motorcycling enthusiasts rode vintage and classic-style motorcycles in places like London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Edinburgh.

Riders at the start of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in London to raise money and awareness for men’s health charity Movember (James Mileham/PA)

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The event aims to raise awareness of suicide and prostate cancer among men, with funds being raised on behalf of men’s health charity Movember, which aims to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25% by 2030 .

Waistcoats, patterned helmets, jackets and vintage goggles were all seen, as was the occasional well-groomed beard.

Mr Peake was one of the participants and described the money raised as “necessary funds”.

He tweeted: “I’m riding this beauty of a Bobber Gold Line on the @gentlemansride today thanks to @UKTriumph.

“A big thank you to everyone who has supported Team Triumph and helped raise important funds for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health @MovemberUK.”

The first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was established in Australia and took place in 2012, attracting 115 countries and raising US$31.6 million (£25 million).

People in more than 50 cities took part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (James Mileham/PA)

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“Today we are united by tweed as gentlemen around the world dress up smart and preppy as The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride returns in full force,” tweeted Movember UK.

“Today we drive together all over the world. For men’s health.”

Visit uk.movember.com/get-involved/distinguished-gentlemans-ride for more information.

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Bobby Allyn

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