Another Bournemouth Distinguished Gentleman's Ride has been and gone and a great day out it was too. Bournemouth is now the second biggest ride in the country after London with more than 450 registered riders. A fantastic and eclectic mix of machines and people and all in a good cause. The ride is urban and can be a bit of a drag on an older machine but getting out there and being seen is what it is all about, smile and wave, smile and wave. Fantastic to see so many families outside their houses watching it all go by and enjoying the whole scene, spreading a little joy, can't ask for more than that. If you haven't ridden the DGR get out and do it next year, loads of money raised for prostate cancer charities, a massive boon for awareness and a day out with like minded folks on interesting bikes. You just can't lose.
Might be that Bournemouth is such a popular ride because we are one of the sunniest places in the UK. I've seen some pictures from the Glasgow ride, not saying that those guys didn't have a great day but riding in sun beats a soaking any day. Here's some pictures from the day. No captions, they speak for themselves.