One of my favourite events to watch — and maybe one year participate in — will open for registration tomorrow lunchtime.

Now it its fourth year, the Tweed Run is a mass cycle ride through central London in a more genteel manner than the lycra-clad speeders who usually ply the streets of our city.

Cycles range from Penny Farthings to single-gear antiques and even modern cycles are allowed in, so long as the dress sense of the participant adheres to the requirement for gentility and decorum.

Due to growing demand for the limited spaces, the organizers are implementing a lottery system for spaces on the 2012 Tweed Run. The lottery will allow hopefuls to request up to two places on the ride. Lottery registration opens on 10 March and closes midnight on 7 April.

Winners will be chosen at random via an automatic process and notified by email on 8 April. The Tweed Run itself takes place on the 6th May.

My review from 2010 is here.

I’ll apply this year, although I might be limited to a Boris Bike if I participate. It’s not as if I can’t pull off the mad-englishman look when overseas with the bikes – although to be honest, that is my normal attire when cycling around London during the summer months anyway. I’ll dust off the Tweed for this event.


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2 comments on “The Tweed Run Returns to London
  1. John Lumsden says:

    Hello ,Where would be the best place to view the tweed run going on?
    Best Regards John

    • It’s very hard to find out any precise information, isn’t it? All I can find so far (on Twitter) is that they should reach the Imperial War Museum around 1pm today…