A MANAGER from Ascot was dressed to impress as he joined hundreds of fellow motorbike enthusiasts on the streets of London to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. 

Looking the part in a smart tweed jacket, the Bovis Homes land manager  roared off to London aboard his Indian Scout for the ‘Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride’ with a group of friends. 

The charity event, which took place simultaneously at towns and cities around the world on Sunday, September 24, helps fund research into prostate cancer and mental health programmes. 

It is linked to the Movember Foundation, which encourages men to grow moustaches during November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. 

Mike said: “It was great to be part of such an important global event that funds so much important work and helps save lives. 

“Officially, 1,000 riders signed up to take part, but it seemed like double that number were there on the day. 

“After meeting at the Olympic Park, we had an opportunity to take a look at the many classic and vintage-styled motorbikes that were involved. 

“Then, everyone jumped on their own bikes and rode off in convoy past the major sites around London. 

“Considering how many riders were wearing pressed tweed suits, cravats and tweaked moustaches, it must have been a spectacular sight to onlookers."

Mike added: “Most importantly, it’s all for a great cause – our group raised £500 – but it’s also a fabulous excuse to ride round London and dress up in tweed!”