TPT Meets Patrick Greville-Morris
Playa’s international residents contribute to the culture, strength, and a generosity of spirit and mind. This month, on September 27, Playa will be connected once more to the world with its inaugural chapter of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, a charity event meant to raise awareness and money for prostate cancer research, which last year raised close to $1.5 million dollars. The Maya Riviera’s ambassador of the event is Patrick Greville-Morris.
Route for Playa del Carmen’s
Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
Meet at the Palacio Municipal,
and then ride out along the
The Playa Times: How did you get involved? Patrick Greville-Morris:
Four years ago, I attended Frankfurt’s first Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, we were two riders. The next year we were 20, and the third year we were close to 200.
The Ride itself started in Australia. Every year, all of the Rides across the globe start the same day, same time. So at 10 a.m., everywhere in the world there is a ride starting in over 400 locations. Last year there were over 30,000 riders.
How many riders are you expecting?
It being the first year, these things take time. If we get ten riders, we would be very happy. It is a wonderful event – very peaceful, very friendly, and it is a lot of fun. It’s not every day you see a bunch of guys wearing suits riding around on motorcycles.
What are the qualifications to be a rider?
You must be on a bike and be able to dress smartly! As far as bikes go, anything from big Harleys down to Monkey Bikes, even scooters. Preferably classical, but it doesn’t really matter. The important thing is to have fun and to be able to dress the way one expects to see a gentleman.
The overall goal is to raise money for cancer research.
Right. The important thing is to take part, because to take part raises awareness. I think that every man who thinks, “This could affect my life at some point,” should be aware of it. And if you can afford to donate five dollars, ten dollars, that is a fine thing. The whole thing is done on the website. It is a fun event that is happening in around nine other locations in Mexico, and the Playa event is the only one on the Yucatan Peninsula.
You can also find information and photos on Facebook/Gentlemans Ride. To register for a Ride, go to www.gentlemansride.com, choose a Ride, or sponsor a rider. It is always better if you sponsor someone you know.
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