Get ready to register for the 2011 Tweed Run!

It's back!  For the third year running London will play host to the original ride that promotes sartorial elegance; the Tweed Run. 

The date has been fixed for April the 9th 2011 at 11AM - sunshine has already been booked, apparently, but if you want to attend you'll have to act fast...  Registration opens at at noon on Saturday (Feb 26th) - last year all 400 places went within 45 minutes.  This year the organisers will be charging £5 entry, which goes to the cycling charity Bikes4Africa.

The Tweed Run 2010 from ibikelondon on Vimeo.

My video of the 2010 Tweed Run - tally ho!

As usual there'll be the Best Dressed Bicycle competition, best vintage bicycle, best moustache (which last year was won by, erm, a woman) and best dressed lady and best dressed gentleman.


I covered last year's ride, and it stands out as a real highlight of the year; "On Saturday London felt like the most friendly city in the world; tourists gawked and took photos as we passed, people cheered and applauded, children watched wide-eyed as the spectacle rolled on; even London’s famous drivers were (largely) hospitable. Everyone taking part enthused what an incredible event it was; indeed even those I saw fixing punctures at the very start of the race did so with smiles on their faces."

Have your plus fours at the ready this Saturday, and good luck! 

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Lady Vélo said...

I'm going to attempt to register for a place on Saturday :) This looks like such a fantastic & stylish experience on 2 wheels... and for a great cause too - I'm already seeking out Tweed for the occasion!

ibikelondon said...

Good luck! And good luck to everyone registering on Saturday - I hope you all get the places you want!

Clare said...

I'm really disappointed to realise there is so much competition involved - I've been so looking forward to the tweed ride, buy competing for tickets sort of takes the fun out of it for me. I was however cheered to see a guy in a full tweed suit and cap this morning cycling up at heading up from elephant this morning. Perhaps I'll follow his example and have my very own tweed ride instead!

ibikelondon said...

Hi Claire, I think the perceived competitiveness comes purely from demand. The organisers are only allowed to distribute 400 places on the ride and last year there were people who came all the way from America and Paris to take part.

You'll have to be in it to win it, as they say!