I was delighted to receive an email from the organisers saying that I was successful in the ticket lottery for this year’s London Tweed Run, taking place on Saturday 6th May.
My bike, though a modern hybrid, is jet black and with its brown Brooks saddle (bought weeks ago but still not fitted) – shouldn’t look too out of place among the genuinely traditional bikes – of which there will be many.
What I’m to wear is quite another story. I have a month to sort myself out, clothing and accessory wise.
If any one has suggestions for shops in London specialising in vintage (early 20th century) clothing that aren’t outrageously expensive – do please let me know. I’ll be on a budget so it won’t just be a case of picking up a new outfit from Jermyn Street, alas!
As a huge fan of the early 20th century period it’s fair to say that this is right up my street…