Join The Tweed Run in London

Charlotte Maxwell

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The Tweed Run, a one of a kind world renowned bicycle ride, is returning to the streets of London on 14 May 2016, for its eighth annual event.

Journey through London’s historic streets, with a prerequisite that attendees wear their best tweed 1920s and 30s cycling attire. Hailed as ‘the metropolitan bicycle ride that brought sartorial elegance back to the bicycle’, The Tweed Run has gained international success.

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. 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 to the most perfectly dressed, the best moustaches, the finest vintage and the best decorated bicycles.

This year’s scenic 12-mile route will begin in Clerkenwell, with breaks at some of the city’s finest landmarks and hidden gems. Participants can expect a leisurely day cycling with intermittent breaks for a spot of tea and a bite to eat, finishing up with some bubbly to celebrate.

Tickets to the Tweed Run are £25, which includes a £5 donation to The London Cycling Campaign. Participants can choose to start their morning at the Tweed Run Brunch, hosted at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, for an extra £25.

Guests can also reserve a carefully put together Gourmet Hamper for the Picnic Break. Each hamper serves two, costs £30 and contains some British picnic classics such as scotch eggs, smoked salmon and a cheese platter.

The day of cycling will come to an end in one of London’s many beautiful green spaces with some exciting announcements and a chance to whet whistles and celebrate the day

To book or for more information, visit thetweedrun.com.

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