The Most Dapper Bicycle Ride in the World (The Tweed Run 2010)

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The Most Dapper Bicycle Ride in the World (The Tweed Run 2010)
A lovely day for a tea party in the park. Photo by cedickie.
A lovely day for a tea party in the park. Photo by cedickie.
Even babies join the fun. Photo by cedickie.
Even babies join the fun. Photo by cedickie.
A gentleman always doffs his cap. Photo by IanVisits.
A gentleman always doffs his cap. Photo by IanVisits.
Looking spiffy. Image by rion.
Looking spiffy. Image by rion.
How a proper lady rides her bike. Photo by cedickie.
How a proper lady rides her bike. Photo by cedickie.
Photo by rion.
Photo by rion.
A crowd gathers in Picadilly. Image by psyxjaw.
A crowd gathers in Picadilly. Image by psyxjaw.
Who wants a sandwich? Image by rion.
Who wants a sandwich? Image by rion.
Now that is one impressive moustache. Photo by cedickie.
Now that is one impressive moustache. Photo by cedickie.
Nice tweeds. Image by cedickie.
Nice tweeds. Image by cedickie.
No tea party is complete without a 3 piece string orchestra. Photo by cedickie
No tea party is complete without a 3 piece string orchestra. Photo by cedickie
An unusual sight. by psyxjaw.
An unusual sight. by psyxjaw.
Old meets new (and colourful). Photo by IanVisits.
Old meets new (and colourful). Photo by IanVisits.
Lovely day for a sandwich and a spot of tea. Image by rion.
Lovely day for a sandwich and a spot of tea. Image by rion.

On Saturday afternoon, 400 cyclists donned their most Victorian apparel for the second annual Tweed Run. The ride, which supports the charity bikes4Africa, travelled 12 miles through London with participants stopping for a best moustache prize at Geo F. Trumpers a tea party in Kensington Gardens, and other events along the way.

We happened to arrive just in time for tea and were pleased to see bikes of all shapes, sizes, and styles as well as a couple of pennyfarthings in the park. IanVisits was more ambitious and managed to witness the race from both Trafalgar Square and Kensington Gardens so be sure to check out his photos.

In case you haven't been herringboned to death yet, take a peek at this video by MrTarik73:

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You can also see highlights here, the cyclists passing through Picadilly here, and a clip of the after party here.

Last Updated 12 April 2010