When: 5th May 2018, from 9am
Where: Central London – a 12 mile cycle along canal towpaths and streets, ending in Clerkenwell at the Cycle Revolution Festival
£: Join the waiting list or simply watch for free. Admission to the Cycle Revolution Festival is free and suitable for all ages
What is it?
The Tweed Run is returning to the streets of London on Saturday 5th May for its 10th Anniversary Special. This year’s event will take in some of London’s favourite landmarks, as well as give participants the chance to show off their finest attire and enjoy a spot of tea.
The Tweed Run is a spectacular public bicycle ride through London’s historic streets, with this year’s route taking in some of the Capital’s canal towpaths.
The Tweed Run is so-called because there is 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 will 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, before finishing up at Clerkenwell’s Cycle Revolution Festival for a stiff drink and some merriment.
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 at this year’s event.
Those who wish to check out the Cycle Revolution Festival, head to Spa Fields Park, where there’ll be a full on celebration of urban cycling. Expect pop up shops, cocktails, bike polo, BMX stunts, live music and street food.