Gedinne, a charming little village at the borders of a nice paddock. On the edge of that pastoral paddock a beautiful road that climbs and descends, turning left and right, and which, forced by the logics of bending and sweeping in all kinds of directions, ends up where it first started. Which turns out to be very practical when you want to lap that road on your motorcycle. Lapping this road several consecutive times you end up having a race, a beautiful race, a hot race! As everybody wants the chequered flag first all ends up in the heat of the fight. And because of that heat they get thirsty, so some of them decide to mount a tent, put some tables and chairs in it, and a bar, of course.
Needless to say that those guys were Belgian adepts of classic racing motorcycles. So they founded a club they named CRMB (Classic Racing Motorcycles Belgium). An English name yes, because as good Belgians they thought it sounds better that way.
We’d like you to know that the races are open to all pre 1972 motorcycles and that you can take a one-off licence for this event, so there’s no excuse not to come and join us in the most beautiful race of the year at the most beautiful Belgian racetrack . Pass the message and see you all in Gedinne!
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride – The Ride in Genoa, Italy
In Genoa the event was organized by Café Racer Genova and Greaser Garage.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a global custom motorcycle event that is helping say ‘toodle-loo!’ to prostate cancer.
On Sunday 28 September 2014 around 20,000 smartly-dressed gentlefolk in over 260 cities have straddled the saddles of their café racers, bobbers, scramblers and other marvellous custom motorcycles to raise awareness of, and help fund a cure for, prostate cancer.
In genteel, organised and polite groups, dapper gents and chic gals have rode through their communities along dedicated routes, spreading merriment, raising awareness of men’s health and providing an inclusive, theatrical spectacle for all who attend this most unique event. Grandads have cheered. Babies have cooed. Women have swooned. And spirits have been raised.
This year The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride raised over $1 million for The Prostate Cancer Foundation.
The charming folks you see on the video are “genuine” Italian blokes and represent the best spirit of our city: they ride for fun, they ride for a good cause!