On Sunday 24th September, our very own Jodie Devaney, Lead Compliance Administrator, completed her third Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR).
Hailing from our Sheffield office, Jodie completed the Sheffield ride, raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. Supporting the Movember foundation, DGR is a global fundraising event that encourages men and women alike to don their finest attire, sit astride their classic and vintage styled motorcycles, and raise funds and awareness for issues that affect men worldwide, every day.
Jodie was one of 92,618 registered riders, 165 of which completed the Sheffield race. Sheffield as a whole has so far raised £8,000!
This is the third year Jodie has taken part in the DGR and said: “I look forward to this event each year, the ride was lovely, beautiful views with great people! We rode through the Peak District into Glossop and then headed into Holmfirth where we stopped at the Oil Can Café which was great as they had lots of classic cars and bikes outside and everyone was dressed dapper so it looked fantastic!”
510,000 men die from suicide each year. That’s one every minute. By 2030, there’ll be 1.7 million men living with prostate cancer – the second most common cancer in men. Some organisations and projects that DGR and Movember fund include TrueNTH sexual health project, the IRONMAN project, Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry, CRV, The Making Connections Initiative, and creating online mental health tools.
Jodie has individually raised over £250 thus far, but is still hoping to push that figure up. If you’d like to help her reach her target of £562, then please donate via her JustGiving page here.
Jodie started riding when she was 19, initially as a way of commuting, but she fell in love with it so much that she began racing, taking part in ladies speedway racing days at Scunthorpe. Jodie loves touring on her bike and has toured the west coast of California and some of Europe, this year she’s even hoping to do some beach racing at Mablethorpe!