Gearing up for the London Tweed Run

london tweed run 2012

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…

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6 Responses to Gearing up for the London Tweed Run

  1. mumof4 says:

    Hmm. No suggestions on the clothes front but I hope you post a photo of you and your attire (minus head if needs be for stalker reasons)…..

  2. Tam says:

    There did seem to be plenty of modern bikes in the mix so you’ll fit right in. Bit of a tweed overdose. LOL I did love that woman’s red leather gloves. I don’t wear gloves (except in winter then thick and woolen are my choice, but if I had snappy red ones, I might reconsider. Good luck on the clothing hunt.

  3. I’ve only just heard about this event and am really looking forward to spectating! However, I cannot find details of the route or times anywhere – as a participant, would you have any information to share? Thank you, and let’s hope the weather works out!

  4. Milo says:

    Birdy – photo sent!

    Tam – than you! Was OK in the end. Clothing ‘passed muster’ but can do better next year I think.

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