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Napiers Distinguished Gentlemans Ride: A rev-up and ride for mens health [Video]

About 70 motorcycles with dapper riders atop throttled up for a men’s health “rev-up” in Art Deco City on Sunday.

The global Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride movement had enthusiasts worldwide hit the road on May 19 in suits and ties on vintage motorcycles to fundraise for men’s mental health and prostate cancer awareness.

Riders joined Hawke’s Bay organiser Ross Arthur, who encouraged the group to do a “rev-up” for mental health inside the Soundshell.

“We need to get out there and start making a noise.”

Arthur had hosted the ride for the past seven years and was pleased with this year’s event.

He said public interaction with the riders who made their way from the Soundshell along Marine Parade, Emerson St, past the port and along West Quay, was great.

“They all loved it, we were getting horns tooted, and people waving — it was quite a spectacle.”

The 52-year-old had …

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