London’s Tweed Run: The Most Stylish Bicycle Race in the World

The Culture Trip

The Tweed Run is a spectacular annual social bicycle ride through London’s historic streets in which all participants were dressed in their finest tweed 1920s and 30s cycling attire. The 2014 edition of this celebration of British tailoring and eccentricity was held in London on Saturday May 17th.


 

The Tweed Run London

Particpants cycle down The Mall towards Buckingham Palace | Photograph by Matt Shaw

 

The Tweed Run at Somerset House London

Cyclists gathered together in front of Somerset House | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

A reveler in his best tweed | Photograph by Matt Shaw

 

The Tweed Run London

The bikes were as retro as the outfits | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

Several penny farthing riders took part | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

Cyclists ride through Borough Market in South London | Photograph by Matt Shaw

 

The Tweed Run London

Riding across the Thames towards Big Ben and the House of Commons | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

A cyclist in her tweed and retro hat | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

This quintessentially English celebration wouldn’t be complete without tea | Photograph by Matt Shaw

 

The Tweed Run London

Riding past St Paul’s Cathedral | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 

The Tweed Run London

A family dressed out in their best tweed | Photograph by Matt Shaw

 

The Tweed Run London

As the sun went down on a fantastic day | Photograph by Ben Broomfield

 


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