Topic: Health

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride traverses Aotearoa for prostate cancer

By Wepiha Te Kanawa

The 'Distinguished Gentleman's Ride' is an international prostate cancer fundraising event with 240 rides across 56 countries aiming to raise money for research into prostate cancer helping to find a cure.

According to rider Rhys Lawrey, “My mission is to ride around the world in a motor bike, become the youngest person to ride around the world and then breaking the Guinness Book of records for the most consecutive capital cities, so two world records.”

Rhys Lawrey has already done 35,000km on his bike so far and when he is finished he would have done 80,000km. 

Rhys believes out of the 21 countries he has visited, the West Coast of NZ has been his best experience yet.

The next adventure on the cards for Rhys will begin in South America which he says will be his most anticipated ride.