The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017

In celebration of the DGR's fifth anniversary, The Rake joined forces with Rubinacci to raise funds for an honourable cause at this year's event.
The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017
DGR Founder Mark Hawwa's mission statement is simple: to raise as much money as possible in aid of prostate cancer research and suicide prevention, atop a classic motorcycle - be it a café racer, scrambler, bobber or softail - and dressed in your best finery. In true Rake style, this year our team invited friends and fellow riders to join us on the streets of Milan and London. The Rake also teamed up with Neapolitan tailoring house Rubinacci to host an auction in aid of the charity, and succeeded in raising over €44,000, with generous donations from Zenith, Barbanera, Goyard, VBC, Triumph and many more. Read more about the event and how to donate here.

The DGR 2017 - Milan

Founder of the DGR Mark Hawwa and The Rake's Founder Wei Koh. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
Mo Coppoletta, Francis Pourcher, Ahmed Rahman, Wei Koh and Alexander Kraft. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
Riders make preparations before setting off in Milan. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
A rider atop his Husqvarna motorcycle. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
Mo Coppoletta on a Vespa Piaggio. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
A custom South Garage bike. Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
Wei Koh on a Harley Davidson 2018 Fat Bob, wearing a Huntsman jacket (available soon on Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.
Photograph by Stéphane Buttice.

The Auction

Auction lots included a Thruxton R motorcycle with bespoke customisation by South Garage. Photograph by Pietro Baroni.
Huitcinq, Goyard, Hedon, The Bespoke Dudes, Zenith and Barbanera all made generous donations on the night. Photograph by Pietro Baroni.
Rubinacci welcomed guests into their Milan store, and donated a bespoke experience for one lucky winner. Photograph by Pietro Baroni.
Mark Hawwa with guests at the Rubinacci store in Milan. Photograph by Pietro Baroni.
Luca Rubinacci and Alessandro Squarzi. Photograph by Pietro Baroni.
The Rake, Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2017
Mark Hawwa thanks those who made generous contributions to the auction night, including Mo Coppoletta, Simone Ubertino Rosso, Ahmed Rahman, Luca Rubinacci, Julien Tornare, Fabio Attanasio, Federico De Peppo and Sebastiano Barbanera.