Pop-quiz, hotshot: what is The Tweed Run? Is it a) a biannual bank heist organised by geography teachers, b) a fortnightly shopping expedition in the Cotswolds, c) a rather sweaty half marathon in aid of Scottish crofters or d) an annual bike ride for people who like to wear a bit of the old Harris? Full marks if you chose d). The Tweed Run is a brilliant ten-mile charity bicycle jaunt across the city in aid of the London Cycling Campaign, with riders decked out in vintage cycling gear. It’s too late to register, but you can still watch them flit past Somerset House, Westminster Bridge and Clerkenwell Green this Saturday. Best of all, there’s a closing ceremony at the Bloomsbury Ballroom that features a prize-giving parade, cocktails, live music, DJs and dancing into the early hours. Tickets cost £20 and are available at tweedrun.com. Tweed the world, make it a better place.
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