Gentlemen ride into town

One of the oldest bikes on show, with owner Mick Thair.14LASEP28a-8 PPP-140928-180357006
One of the oldest bikes on show, with owner Mick Thair.14LASEP28a-8 PPP-140928-180357006
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DISTINGUISHED gentleman rode into Bognor Regis – all in the name of a good cause.

Forget white horses, the chosen modes of transport were a whole host of classic, custom and modern motorbikes and scooters when the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride stopped for a breather at the pier on September 27.

Arriving at the gentlemen's ride for prostate cancer research charity,14LASEP28a-3 PPP-140928-175929006

Arriving at the gentlemen's ride for prostate cancer research charity,14LASEP28a-3 PPP-140928-175929006

The event, which started in 2012, has seen riders from across the globe take part to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds for prostate cancer research.

Honorary chap for the day Simon Fisher, of Nyetimber Lane, said: “It has been a lot of fun joining in.

“Riders take a real sense of pride in their bikes and there is something special about seeing this many bikes in one place, especially when it is all for a good cause.”

The abundance of bikes created quite a stir among those enjoying a walk along the front too.

Martn Soloman and Gary Keen.14LASEP28a-2 PPP-140928-180039006

Martn Soloman and Gary Keen.14LASEP28a-2 PPP-140928-180039006

“It is not really what you would expect to see on a Sunday morning,” said Val Higgins, of Chichester Road.

“But it is brilliant. It is a good way to attract attention and I hope they collect plenty of money for the cause.”

This year, there are 
some 258 rides across 57 countries.

For more information visit www.gentlemansride.com.

Oliver Mulliss and Robert Williams alongside their bikes smoking their pipes.14LASEP28a-1 PPP-140928-175850006

Oliver Mulliss and Robert Williams alongside their bikes smoking their pipes.14LASEP28a-1 PPP-140928-175850006

Gary Keen 14LASEP28a-9 PPP-140928-180023006

Gary Keen 14LASEP28a-9 PPP-140928-180023006

Bob Lock and his  tach join his fellow chaps. 14LASEP28a-7 PPP-140928-180316006

Bob Lock and his tach join his fellow chaps. 14LASEP28a-7 PPP-140928-180316006