Tweed Run 2012

5.17.2012

One of the great things about the blog world is that I have been able to discover new and exciting things through it. I first heard about the Tweed Run from this post and instantly fell in love!!! After drooling over each and every detail... from the ranges of tweed, to the beautifully crafted mustaches, the array of bicycles, and vintage inspired hair and makeup... I knew I wanted to get involved! I quickly searched for location and... New York! My heart quickly sank as I realized I had lived in the city that hosts the Tweed Run for three years and had never even known it even existed! To say I was majorly disappointed is an understatement. But then, earlier in the year I had heard mention of said Tweed Run again... but here... in London! I couldn't believe I was getting a second chance as I googled and got every detail possible (they keep it very vague on the site).

And so two weekends ago (May 6, 2012), I grabbed hubs, my camera, and a corduroy skirt (I have no tweed! Must fix pronto!!!) and was finally able to embrace the magnificent event known as the Tweed Run . Guess what... it was even better than I could have imagined!!! Hubs and I have decided to enter the lottery for next year and will start buying tweed just in case. Oh this is also the perfect excuse to get this bicycle Ive been eyeing... yes I know, this means I will have to get over my fear of riding in the city... gulp!























Just a couple of things I learned:
The Tweed Run happens only once a year in London and once a year In New York...
It was founded by one man's love for tweed...
It is a lottery entry so keep those fingers crossed...
It is in fact not a run but rather a ride...
The route is kept very hush hush and even the riders don't know it (someone obviously leads)...
They stop at the Imperial War Museum at 1pm for a tea break...
It is just fantastically one of the most amazing things to spectate amazing...
Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE wears tweed!!!

***Today I am thankful for bicycles from all eras... so many beauties to choose from!!!***

2 COMMENTS:

  1. Great post, I was there too and indeed we were lucky to get in as I think there were 3000 entries for 500 places. The best way to keep an eye on future Tweed Runs is to like their Facebook page on http://www.facebook.com/TweedRun

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    1. Awe so glad you got a place! It was such a great event to spectate, I can only imagine how much fun it must have been to partake in! Have liked them on FB and now to practice riding a bicycle on London city streets for next years (finger's crossed!) Tweed Run!!! -JB.

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