Where: Central London
£: Free to watch
What is it?
The Tweed Run is returning to the streets of London on Saturday 14th May 2016. This will be the 8th 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 spend a leisurely day cycling with intermittent breaks for a spot of tea, a picnic in the park and finally a good old-fashioned knees-up.
Spectators will be able to see dozens of dapper chaps on a range of cycles. From penny-farthings to customised vintage two-wheelers and contemporary pedal-powered contraptions, the event encompasses a diverse range of participants, with stylishness being the common trait for all.
Participants will be competing for prizes including the best moustache, the finest vintage cycle and best decorated bicycle. So expect to see plenty of expertly manicured moustaches and beautifully turned out vintage machines.
There will also be a Tweed Run after party (tickets cost £11.50) where you can cheer the riders whilst enjoying a BBQ and cocktails in the park.