Renos Demetriou and Panayiotis Demetriades, the first being a professional in design and marketing communications and the latter in shoe craftmanship, are two childhood friends who share the same passion for motorcycles and have come together to give life to a long discussed idea: An event that unifies and promotes the true motorcycle culture of vintage, classic and custom-built motorcycles. And all this by serving a noble cause.
To satisfy our passion for motorcycles, we found ourselves participating in many international motorcycle events, taking long motorcycle trips across borders and experiencing other motorcycle cultures. Customizing and building our own motorcycles, we value the work and personal tastes added to every restoration and custom built. That’s why as part of our event, we choose to showcase such craftmanship and give credit to the people behind it.
It’s about gathering the culture and celebrating the openness and the enthusiasm that strike a chord with people, whoever they are and whatever the type of wheels they choose to ride; people who have pure passion or the need to belong in a group that is anything but ordinary; those who want to make a difference by supporting the cause of men’s health. This is a culture of creativity, individuality and freedom.
With live bands and DJs tuning to the sounds of classic rock and blues, the entertainment sets up an atmosphere that connects the passionate crowds, celebrating the two-wheel spirit with inclusiveness, authenticity and enthusiasm. Even if you are not a motorcycle enthusiast but you fancy the tunes and like to join us, come have a drink and party while supporting the cause.
We select and showcase the best and most impressive vintage, classic and customized motorcycles to inspire and motivate motorcycle enthusiasts. The selection is made based on a list of motorcycles that we gather throughout the year. So, if you have something that is worthwhile, let us know and it may earn its place in next year’s showcase. Visitors have the opportunity to vote for the bikes they favor.
As the hosts of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Cyprus, we dedicate the last day of the festival to support and promote the DGR by raising funds and awareness about the prostate cancer and men’s mental health. The DGR takes place in more than ninety countries around the world on that day to support the cause. If you wish to donate to the cause, please visit the DGR website on gentlemansride.com