It's basically a ride where you ride a weird old bike, get dressed up and get people to sponsor you for doing it. All the money goes to prostate cancer or something. I'm just doing it for a good time. I don't see the money in either case! Donate or don't!
I'm currently in the middle of making an 82 goldwing i bought safe for the road. Got it not running for 500 bucks, spent 50 bucks on it and did the work myself, now it runs and has suspension. Just need to unstick the back brake and i'm on the road. Then over the winter i'm gonna chop it the fuck up.
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ft-mChnDvM]Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2013 London. Setting off. - YouTube[/VIDEO]
Before I got further along and had only read "weird old bike," I was imagining a bunch of people riding penny-farthings for charity, which would also be awesome.