Berkeley Square
London, England W1J 6BD

For those dedicated chaps and Chapesses amongst you with some time to spare, some spiffin' gent has organised the second annual 'Tweed Run' along Her Majesty's highways in our nation's capital.
Which, not incidentally, supports Bikes4Africa.

Good show, what?

400-odd cyclists who gather to don British tweeds and traditional cycling raiment for one day, in the name of adding a dash of splendour to a world over-populated by velour and Lycra.

Proper attire is, naturally, expected. Cyclists should put aside their luminous blue all-in-ones and their fancy alien-shaped helmets, and favour instead a full tweed suit with plus fours, an eight-sectioned cap, Tootal scarf and a stout pair of brogues.
Ladies can wear tweed skirts and thick stockings, as long as their bicycle is adequately secured against oil leakage.

As to the bicycles themselves, the organisers of the Tweed Run are partial to vintage British-made lugged steel bicycles. You might even choose a penny farthing.
Bystanders and onlookers are welcome along the route.

Added by sjnewton on April 9, 2010

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