10 April 2011

The Tweed Run 2011 - A Beautiful Day!

Riders 091 & 134 :)
We certainly got our Tweed on!

What Ho dear readers! I must say, The Tweed Run has to be the best & most stylish cycling event in London... utterly spiffing!

Riding towards St Paul's in the splendid sunshine, I was filled with excitement - every so often we'd encounter other participants heading there, who dinged their bells or tooted their horns to say "Pip Pip!"  This was an understatement of how friendly everyone there was going to be :) Even though I knew that it was a big event, it was still breathtaking to see so many cyclists together in Paternoster Square all decked out in seriously chic Tweed...

Cycling through the roads of Central London was unbelievable! The Marshals did a tremendous job of getting us all through without incident (I doff my Tweed Cloche to you all!) and having to deal with any slightly disgruntled drivers along the way... although it was rather refreshing to have some motorists beeping to compliment us!

There was always an opportunity to chat to people along the ride: just cycling beside someone, conversation was struck-up almost instantly. It was such a happy and jolly vibe which is rather hard to put into words - every ones smiles said it all!

Of course, I must give you a bit of my Cycle-Chic for the day:
Hat: Anna Chocola
Pheasant Feather Brooch (on hat): Katherine Butler
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Pearl Earrings: Topshop
Pearl Bracelets: Dorothy Perkins
Ring: Dorothy Perkins
Gold Locket & Chain: borrowed from Mum
Vintage Louis Vuitton Silk Scarf: also borrowed from Mum
Blouse: ASOS
Tights: M&S
Tweed Shorts: Mango
Brogues: Topshop
Bag: Topshop

It was a truly marvelous experience & I am still smiling from ear-to-ear about just how great it was. It was also lovely to have met fellow Tweeters and Bloggers, who I hope to see again soon. Also, I managed to cycle alongside a chap by the name of Ewan McGregor... 

The day is certainly best explained in visuals, so please toodle along to our rather spiffing set of photos of the day from me and The Boy, which you can view on Flickr:

Hope to be back next year to take part... in the meantime, Tally Ho old bean - it's been amazing!


Kara said...

Pip pip, indeed! You look amazing. Thanks for sharing your experience for all of us who can't participate.

Unknown said...

Pretty outfit. You look lovely.
Maybe I'll try to go to the one next year...although, given that my bike is full on 80's...I wouldn't mind if someone organised an 80's attire ride!

Anyway...glad you had a brilliant time and that the weather behaved itself on the day.
Saw someone on a Penny Farthing making her way home after the event down the Uxbridge Road much later on as I was cycling home.


Unknown said...

All those smiles and more smiles in your Tweed Run post me made me smile!
What great fun looking through your photo set too!

Unknown said...

I love that you say cute things like "Splendid Sunshine!"

You look fantastic as always. Thanks for sharing your fun time!

Antonia Cornwell said...

Oh, you summed up the happiness and friendliness perfectly. Is it possible to get nostalgic for something that only happened four days ago? Because I think I am. Thank you. Here's to next year!

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