As some of you may know, The past Sunday 22 of May we attended and participated in the Gentleman Ride Limassol.
The idea behind
Since the charity is focused on gentlemen, the concept of the event was vintage clothing as well as vintage motoring – true gentleman style.
But the event welcomed all sorts of riders with all sorts of vintage styled machinery. I haven’t seen so many types of motorcycles gathered and ridden in one place.
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And it was awesome getting to enjoy so many different types of motorcycles in one place.
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From fully blown out customs, such as this amazing Honda cx from underground customs. All the way to humble Vespas. If it was vintage looking and had a cool owner, it was there.
113 Motorcycles in total graced the pier at the Limassol Marina, which filled an atmosphere full of laughter, the smell of petrol and good-looking fellas and gals.
I appreciated the fact that people went all in for the event, sporting some spectacular suits.
How our day played out.
Well, being based in Larnaca and my Honda CB being in a million pieces right now, the only thing I could ride to the event was my custom Honda cub.The only issue was with 100cc of power available. And a rider that weighs more than the available cc’s driving to the event was out of the question.
Thankfully Toyota stepped in and provided me with transportation for the event. The plus side of having a single-cylinder motorcycle is that I loaded and unloaded this bad boy in under 10 minutes!A few ratchet straps loosen, and I took place. Mandatory picture in front of the media wall-Taken. And off to the parking lot in the designated area.
No one was expecting a custom- military-inspired cub so I had a category on my own behind the sea of Vespas. People from Limassol do enjoy their Vespas that’s for sure.
After taking photos and sipping on some ridiculously-expensive coffee, it was time for a rider briefing for the route, and it was time for my favourite sentence of the day.
Gentlemen start your engines.
The organizers split the parking area into groups. So you had upfront the crème de la crème of the event, the scramblers, café racers, brats and bobbers,
And the noisiest group by far were the choppers, cruisers and American bobbers.
Followed closely by the sea of Vespas and my cub.
Another side goal of the Gentleman Ride is to showcase the city that hosts the event. Thus, the ride went through all the historical monuments of the city, to finally join the main avenue that stretches parallel to the sea side and return to our starting point in the old port.
I would like to congratulate everyone involved in hosting this amazing event in Cyprus. As well as the marshals for an outstanding job of routing everyone safely and closing down intersections so the convoy wouldn’t be interrupted.
Words : Odisseas Sophocleous
Photography : Odisseas Sophocleous @cyprusonwheels
Stephanos Ioannou @stephan focus
Angelos Georgiou @thecarpolarizer
A massive thank you to Stephanos and Angelos for Providing photos for this article.