A group of eight motorcyclists from Australia plus several from other countries will join a 200km journey in Russian-made Ural sidecars from Hanoi to Pu Luong nature reserve in central Thanh Hoa province on September 28.

The tour operator, Glenn Phillips, said on September 19 that the journey, the 2014 Distinguished Gentleman's Ride, is being held to raise funds for prostate cancer research.

Participants hope to raise 1 million USD, including some of it donated themselves. Each sponsor is expected to contribute 200 USD to the ride.

Participants can visit www.gentlemansride.com/rider/glennoi or www.gentlemansride.com to learn more.-VNA