It would look sweet, in the seat, of a bike built for … someone like you!
True, with the temperatures of the rivers of the North cooling significantly at the end, this weekend you have the perfect excuse to take out your Sunday Best, walk elegantly through a landscape backed by hills and valleys impregnated with sun and collect money for a good cause: research on prostate cancer and male mental health.
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“It’s only expected fivemm of rain for Sunday,” Taylor said Friday, “not even enough to wash my bike.”
Taylor said last year that he and his partner celebrated fundraising on bikes in a real style: “cross-dressing.”
“I went like the old TV character Aunty Jack while wearing a (male) suit,” Mr. Taylor said, “but this year I’m going to wear a suit.”
The DGR will take place on the North Rivers while cyclists from the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Greece, Italy and France celebrate the same event, with all money raised distributed to relevant groups through the Distinguished Gentlemans Trust Fund.
About forty Northern Rivers riders raised about $ 15,000 last year, Taylor said.
Donations can be made through the event website.
Sunday’s DGR begins in Lismore at 8:30 a.m., where drivers will gather on Brewster Street at the McDonalds fast food store, with the goal of getting off the road at 9:30 p.m.
Participants will be able to join when the first pilots arrive in Byron via Bangalow: they are at the Caltex gas station on the left side of Shirley Street, leaving Byron Bay.
The journey must continue through Brunswick Heads before stopping at Mooball for lunch at the cafe or pub there.
Other towns that will receive distinguished drivers on Sundays include Murwillumbah, Uki and Kyogle before the group travels back to Lismore and ends up in Ballina for a small barbecue at Rogers Automotive, with welcome donations.
Remember: the DGR is NOT a race! Lots of time to slow down, admire the sunflowers next to the roads and show your dresses to pedestrians.
Taylor said that despite the name of the event, riders of any gender can participate.