Tweed Run is noted as a ‘metropolitan ride with a bit of style.’ It was created in 2009 and is a group ride with a twist. Dressing in traditional British attire, cyclists take to the streets of London. Vintage bikes and tweed are highly encouraged!
The Tweed run was created in the name of nostalgia for bygone time and has become very popular meaning only 500 cyclists get the chance to take part every year by purchasing a lottery ticket for a must sought after place. The success of Tweed run, now in its fifth year has seen the event take place in other countries including; Florida, Toronto, Germany and Tokyo.
Each year the route is different and the 2013 Tweed Run took cyclists past some of London’s most well-known areas including; Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square and the houses of Parliament. The event offers many extras, aside from the opportunity to take a trip into the past riders are able to buy a Tweed Run picnic basket, and don their best vintage gear. There are many awards given out throughout the day for the likes of best dressed man and woman, best moustache and the best bicycle. Entries for 2014 event will be opening via the website; people are urged to apply early to avoid disappointment if they wish to take part in the sixth annual Tweed Run.