Tweed Run: Winter Dress Club Run

January 22, 2009

The London Fixed-Gear & Single-Speed forum is holding the first Tweed Run this Saturday, January 24th, describing it as a social ride with a bit of style.

Riders will be gathering for 2pm in Hanover Square and heading down to H Huntsman & Sons on Saville Row to begin the ride. The route will be a fairly leisurely ride through London. No need to pack Kendal Mint Cakes, the ride will include a stop at a tea shop at Tour de Ville for mid-ride fortitude, and will finish at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for refreshments and cheer.

Proper attire will of course be expected, so dapper gents and elegant ladies, polish off your lugged steel beasts and prepare your best outfits. Suggested attire: woolen plus fours, harris tweed jackets, flat caps, fair isle jumpers, alpaca coats, merino wool team jerseys, cycling skirts and perhaps a jaunty cape for the ladies, cravats or ties for gentlemen, and of course a hip flask of brandy.

Be sure to dress with a bit of panache, there will be prizes awarded for:

Most dapper chap
Most dashing dame
Best moustache (open to both men and women, of course)
Most enviable period bicycle
The Doff of The Cap award for most civilised behaviour on the day

There will also be a spiffing tombola draw for some lovely prizes benefiting bikes4africa, an organisation that refurbishes bicycles and gives them to rural African schools so that students who live far away can get to school.

A big doff of the cap to those who have donated the marvelous prizes: Hudson’s Hats (The Bonk), What Goes Around Comes Around (JD), Ved, The Chap Magazine, Brooks Saddles, Hendrick’s Gin, Geo F. Trumper, David Saxby’s, Dashing Tweeds and Rapha.

Tally ho!

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7 Responses to “Tweed Run: Winter Dress Club Run”


  1. Sounds fantastic! Make sure you get lots of photos of the dapperness (ok, so that’s not a real word) involved, so that I can show Julie the standard we’ll have to reach on the Dynamo this year . . .

  2. Adrian Fitch Says:

    The Hell of Ashdown sportive is next weekend so unfortunately I’ll be out with the club instead. No doubt there will be many pics on Flickr next week. Like the idea of dressing up for the Dynamo though. Would make it a very civilised affair.

  3. ben w. Says:

    This is so great. I wish we could find clothes like that in texas… maybe a cowboy run for us?

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