Riding your Harley Davidson through Breda dressed in a smart suit and patent leather shoes is not something you do everyday. Hans van Gils, lecturer at the Avans School of International Studies (ASIS), will do just that on Sunday 30 September. He’s one of the participants of the Gentleman’s Ride, a global event held to raise money for prostate cancer research.
“We’ll do a tour of about 30 to 40 kilometres”, Van Gils says. “All riders will be on their bikes dressed in their smartest suit. Gentleman’s Ride participants must adhere to a style guide.”
The first edition of the Gentleman’s Ride was held in Australia in 2012. After that, the phenomenon spread to other countries. Last year, 94,000 bikers around the world participated in the event, raising $5 million.
“It really is a fun event to be a part of”, Van Gils says. “Everyone turns out in their most stylish outfits. At the same time, you can make a difference for other people.”
You can make a donation via Hans van Gils’s profile page until Sunday. On that day you can enjoy the sight of fabulous bikes and stylish riders touring Breda.