I’m in the process of preparing my 1956 Triumph for regular use. It is however unlikely to be ready for the Distinguished Gentlemans Ride.

Taking part in something like this gives me the chance to turn a deeply unpleasant and disturbing personal experience into a positive, fun, and rewarding activity.

Cancer robs us of everything that is precious in life, people, time, resources, and of course the quality of existence.

A 2009 Gartner Group study concluded that Motorcycling is a staggering 375% more fun than Proctology, and an incredible 948% more fun than studying for Proctology exams. I’ve only known a couple of Proctologists, and unfortunately it was a professional relationship. Both of them could have done with a bit of two wheeled joy in their lives but trying to convince them of that was a challenge. Its very difficult to look them in the eye most of the time and when you get chance they very often don’t want to discuss just how good the new Indian is.

I’d like to live in a world where Prostate Cancer is elminated, and the only time you need to hear the snapping of a latex glove, whilst you wait patiently with your pants round your ankles is if really you want to 🙂

Over 1,300 men a day die of prostate cancer worldwide, and that’s something we aim to stop. I’m hopefully fixed now, but as with my running efforts last year, I’m keen on putting something back……

So on Sunday the 27th of September, I am going to don my second finest threads, climb aboard a Triumph  and join in the 2015 Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to help find a cure for prostate cancer.