One of our Timaru staff members, Mark Stephens, has recently signed up to take part in the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride. This is a charity motorcycle ride to raise money for men’s health – particularly prostate cancer treatment and suicide prevention. You can view the links below to can see what it’s all about.

It’s a worldwide event for classic, vintage and custom motorcycle riders. All riders are required to wear their “Sunday best”, go for a ride, drink coffee and talk about bikes and blokey stuff! The event has been running for a few years now but this is the first year that it’s been run in Timaru.

So far there are more than 24,000 riders taking part worldwide.

If you would like to donate, you can do so through Mark’s weblink ( no matter how small, all donations gratefully received.