Tweed Me, Please

29/01/2009 19:03 by Amsterdamize

I’m not particularly interested in these types of bicycles, but when Ashley Hosten e-mailed me from London telling me about the first ever ‘Tweed Run’, I was sitting up straight. As you know, tweed is 100% lycra-free…:-p.

Photo by NoelH

Photo by NoelH

From Hypebeast.com’s post on the Tweed Run:

Photo by NoelH

Photo by NoelH

“The London Fixed-Gear & Single-Speed forum held their first Tweed Run this past Saturday the 24th. The social gathering brought together approximately 150 bike riders from the London area on a cruise around the historic city. The event suggested attire of elegant proportions including Harris tweed & merino wool pieces, flat caps, ties and everything else that keeps a gentlemen looking dapper. Along with various awards in play, including: most dashing dame, most dapper chap and best mustache, the event held a draw for prizes benefiting Bikes4Africa, an organization that refurbishes bicycles and gives them to rural African schools so that students who live far away can attend class.”

Many more beautiful pictures of this inspiring event were taken (and you’ll also find more ‘normal’ but vintage English bicycles), so I’ll leave you with two slideshows to enjoy.

Thanks for sending me this, Ashley, so well-timed, as I was struggling to find the time to post something relevant this week.

I have a real English flat cap, corduroy trousers, proper shoes, scarf and socks…the tweed jacket is the only thing missing. What do you think, should I try to organize a similar ride in Amsterdam?





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