Dapper cyclists suit up for London Tweed Run

Riders hark back to the '20s for 4th annual ride through the capital

Cyclists from across the world converged on London last weekend for the fourth annual Tweed Run.


Billed as a ‘metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style’, it saw participants – including Blur guitarist Graham Coxon – dust down their 1920s cycling attire such as plus-fours, tweed jackets and flat caps for a jaunt through the capital’s streets.

Among the city’s landmarks that riders passed were Trafalgar Square and the Imperial War Museum. Despite the Penny Farthings and other vintage bikes on show, it was a custom built bike with elaborate leather work, matching diamonds and a reputed price tag of £25,000, which stole the show. 


Tweed Run was first held in 2009 and has spawned similar events in cities in New York, Sydney and Florence. The event, which escaped the worst of the weather that has recently battered Britain, raises funds for World Bicycle Relief, the charity that aims to provide access to independence and livelihood by providing bikes.