Where: Central London
£: Tickets to take part cost £25. Free to watch
What is it?
The Tweed Run is returning to the streets of London on Saturday 18th April 2015. This will be the 7th annual event, which promises to be the largest and most stylishly elegant to date.
The Tweed Run is a spectacular public bicycle ride through London’s historic streets, with a prerequisite that Ladies and Gentlemen wear their best 1920s and 1930s cycling attire. Sharply dressed individuals in plus-fours, Harris Tweed jackets and bow ties will saunter on two wheels alongside stylishly shod cyclists sporting Merino wool team jerseys, silk cravats and flat caps. Participants can expect a leisurely day cycling with intermittent breaks for a spot of tea, a picnic in the park and finally a good old knees-up in a beautiful Art-Deco ballroom.
From penny-farthings to customized vintage two-wheelers and contemporary pedal-powered contraptions, the event encompasses a diverse range of participants, with stylishness being the common trait for all. Prizes are on offer throughout the day for the best moustaches and for being the most impeccably dressed. There will also be prizes for those with the finest vintage and best decorated bicycles.
This year’s London route will begin at Trafalgar Square, with breaks at some of the city’s finest landmarks and hidden gems, before ending up at one of the most stylish venues in the West End for a glass of bubbly.
Tickets to the Tweed Run are £25, which includes a £5 donation to The London Cycling Campaign, and this year there are also some lovely extra options available. Participants can choose to start their morning at the Tweed Run Brunch, hosted by Pol Roger Champagne at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, for an extra £25.
Guests can also reserve a carefully put together gourmet hamper (vegetarian option available) for the picnic break. Each hamper serves two, costs £30 and contains picnic classics such as scotch eggs, smoked salmon and an English cheese platter.
More info: www.tweedrun.com