King’s Ely Junior pupil Syrah raises almost £1,000 for charity by joining her father Edward at the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
PUBLISHED: 14:16 04 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:16 04 October 2018
A King’s Ely Junior pupil has raised almost £1,000 for charity by completing the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride with her father.
Syrah Simcock-Stow, 11, and her dad, Edward, were among hundreds of people who took part in the quirky, annual fundraising event in Cambridge on September 30.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a global motorcycle fundraiser to raise awareness of prostate cancer and male suicide prevention. Syrah and Edward raised the money through sponsorship, on behalf of The Movember Foundation.
The ride was founded in 2012 by Mark Hawwa in Sydney, Australia, and inspired by a photo of Mad Men’s Don Draper on a classic bike in a fine suit.
Richard Whymark, head of King’s Ely Junior, said: “Syrah’s involvement with this exciting and fun-filled charity event was wonderful to celebrate at school.
By raising the profiles of these two important issues amongst the school community, Syrah has played an important role in promoting engagement by others.
“We congratulate Syrah and her father on their success.”
Riders wore dapper clothing, silk vests and tweed suits, and motorcycles that took part in the themed ride included café racers, bobbers, classics, modern classics, flat trackers, scramblers, old school choppers, brat styled, classic scooters and classic sidecars.
Around 120,000 people across the world supported the campaign this year, and in Cambridge 400 people took part, raising more than £38,000 – making it the 14th biggest ride in the world from 634 participating cities.
To donate visit www.gentlemansride.com/fundraiser/SyrahS-S