Where: Central London – cycle begins in Clerkenwell
£: Tickets to take part cost £25 (plus booking fee). Free to watch
What is it?
The Tweed Run is returning to the streets of London on Saturday 6th May. This will be the 9th 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 and taking in London’s finest landmarks, with intermittent breaks for a spot of tea and a picnic in the park, finishing off with a glass of bubbly and 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.
There are usually prizes for participants, 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.
More info: www.tweedrun.com