It started last year as a fun ride for the sake of it and has morphed into a kind of two-wheeled Movember. That is not necessarily a bad thing. It doesn't require the commitment of a month of moustache growing but riding a bike for a day in a suit in the English autumn may indeed be a feat of some endurance.
The global aspect is a nice angle. I like the fact that there is currently one guy in Iraq with $300 pledged who will be out there in his suit on his bike.
I'm hoping to take part, work commitments allowing. Either in Taunton on the Norton or making the motorway slog up to London on the BMW, whichever machine is playing ball at the time.
Distinguished Gentleman's Ride. 29 September 2013.