The annual Tweed Run returns for 2011 – the strictly retro cycling event hits the streets of London on Saturday April 9.

The third running of the social bike ride continues the 1920s and 1930s theme: wearing authentic clothing of the era and riding a suitable retro cycle is a must. Expect plus fours, Harris tweed jackets, merino wool jerseys and the obligatory flat cap.

A mid-way tea break has established itself as an important feature of the event, and the organisers are promising a ‘British knees-up’ at the end.

Just 400 places are available, and this year a £5 registration fee will be donated to the Bikes4Africa charity that provides refurbished cycles to schools in Africa.

Last year, all places had been snapped up within 45 minutes of online registration opening. The event is supported by Brooks England, Hunstman, Pashley and Geo

Trumpers.

Interested ladies and gentlemen should register for the ride at www.tweedrun.com from 11am on Saturday February 26.

Tweed Run 2010

Related links

Tweed Run 2010: Ladies and gents out in force

External link

Tweed Run official website