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Tweed Run 2015 in pictures: the need for tweed over speed

Posted at 4:00 pm, April 20, 2015 in Fun London
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It’s probably the politest peloton ever. On Saturday, the annual Tweed Run set off from Trafalgar Square (leaving behind them a number of confused tourists) and made their way through London on a 12-mile scenic jaunt stopping off for spots of tea (gin) and luncheon japes en route. 

It’s a far cry from the unforgivably tight Lycra that the streets of London has got used to of late.

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Over 700 cyclists chose tweed over speed by donning plus fours, breeches, argyle socks, brogues, pocket watches, braces and an enviable selection of headwear.

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Weather featured prominently in many a conversation as the climate, in true British April fashion, ranged from ‘hold on to your hats’ windy to ‘I may have to roll up my sleeves’ sunny.

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There was of course musical accompaniment thanks to some suitably pimped rides.

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Tweed wearers believe firmly that one must make gloves not war.

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Making time for a quick hello to our reining monarch.

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Time to whip out the selfie stick. Just like the good old days.

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Taking in the sights while promenading over Waterloo Bridge.

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All this cycling is thirsty work. I beg your pardon? Milk in first of course.

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A father and his tweedlings.

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A fine pair of dapper chaps.

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A spiffing time was had by all. Tweed riders, consider our caps well and truly doffed.

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And lets all hope this handsome devil wasn’t charged a small fortune for surpassing the 30 minute docking fee on his tweeded up hired cycle.

Toodle pip. See you next year, chaps.

By Jude Brosnan

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