In what may be the greatest idea ever concieved, cities all over the globe appear to be embracing the twin joys of Tweed and Two Wheels.

The Tweed Run is a group bicycle ride through the centre of their home metropolis, dressed in the tweed garb of traditional british cycling attire, particularly tweed plus four suits. Any bicycle is acceptable on a Tweed Run, but classic vintage bicycles are encouraged. Some effort to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is always appreciated.

The original run started in London in 2009  and has since been held in places including San Francisco, Boston, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and Durango, Colorado.


This year myself and snapper chum Sweeney hope to get down, hook up with friend Chaswell and represent the Harris Tweed. Timing may be tricky, a mad dash from the lambing in Lewis may be in order, but it should be worth the effort.