Stylish Cycling As The Tweed Run Tours London

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Stylish Cycling As The Tweed Run Tours London
Arriving playing music is one way to get some attention.
Arriving playing music is one way to get some attention.
The frame of this bike has been covered in tweed. There was a prize for best decorated bike, although in keeping with professional journalism practice, we have no idea if this won.
The frame of this bike has been covered in tweed. There was a prize for best decorated bike, although in keeping with professional journalism practice, we have no idea if this won.
Think Willie Wonka, but with Tyrrells Crisps instead of chocolate.
Think Willie Wonka, but with Tyrrells Crisps instead of chocolate.
Big group photo on the steps of UCL before the start.
Big group photo on the steps of UCL before the start.
A blown kiss.
A blown kiss.
A collection of different shaped bikes were in attendance. This one carrying a ladder for photos.
A collection of different shaped bikes were in attendance. This one carrying a ladder for photos.
First sighting of a penny farthing out on the road. This time rolling past a tailors.
First sighting of a penny farthing out on the road. This time rolling past a tailors.
A full doff, Waiting for the lights to change.
A full doff, Waiting for the lights to change.
There was a game where you had to throw a flat cap on a plastic pigeon.
There was a game where you had to throw a flat cap on a plastic pigeon.
Croquet is a serious game, but not so much that it should interrupt smoking.
Croquet is a serious game, but not so much that it should interrupt smoking.
Two penny farthings heading towards Chancery Lane station in the rain (which had just started to spit).
Two penny farthings heading towards Chancery Lane station in the rain (which had just started to spit).
Not seen one of these before. Sort of tandem bike, but with the front rider in a recumbent position.
Not seen one of these before. Sort of tandem bike, but with the front rider in a recumbent position.

On Saturday 13 April, London's most dapper chaps and chapesseses took to their bicycles for the fifth annual Tweed Run around central London. Dozens of cyclists brought style to the streets, with vintage velocipedes and what-o raiments. The day was rounded off with games such as contact croquet and cap the pigeon. Photographer John Wilkes was there to capture the highlights, and you can view more on his Flickr pages.

Last Updated 15 April 2013