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The Distinguished Gentlemen's convoy pose for a group photo in Sibu. - NSTP/HARUN YAHYA

SIBU: With their well-coiffed hair and smart attire, more than 100 motorcyclists attracted attention in a special convoy here.

They were participants of the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride to raise awareness about prostate cancer and mental health among men.

Rebel Angel Motorcycle Club Sibu vice-chairman Azlan Mohamad said the programme began in Sydney, Australia six years ago and was now organised around the world.

This is the first time it is being held in Sibu, and Azlan has already planned to hold another

event next year.

“We are used to seeing men in leather jackets, jeans and boots riding motorcycles. But this time, we are doing something different as we are dressing up stylishly like real men should.

“By dressing up to the nines, it could debunk the negative stereotype often associated to bike riders. It is also a good opportunity to gather all motorcycle enthusiasts in the community,” he told the NSTP.

Azlan said he distributed pamplets on prostate cancer awareness to the participants and guests.

“Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. At the same time, three out of four suicide cases in the world involve men.

“This event is a platform that could disseminate knowledge about this form of cancer and about mental health as well.”

The convoy travelled from Bintulu, Miri, Saratok, Sarikei and several other districts.

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