Tweed Run 2012

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Posted Friday 9th March 2012 –

Entries for this years Tweed Run, that takes place on the 6th May, will open for entry applications between the 10th March until midnight on the 7th April. Entry will be via a lottery draw with successful applicants being notified via e-mail on the 8th April.

Full details below –

This year’s London Tweed Run will be held on 6 May. Now in its fourth year, the ride has become a favourite day out for participants, Londoners and spectators alike. As always, the route takes in many of the must see attractions of the city and stops for the traditional midway Tweed Run Tea Break. This year’s event again raises money for World Bicycle Relief.

Due to growing demand for the limited spaces, the organizers are implementing a lottery system for spaces on the 2012 Tweed Run. The lottery will allow hopefuls to requestup to two places on the ride. Lottery registration opens on 10 March and closes midnight on 7 April. Winners will be chosen at random via an automatic process and notified by email on 8 April.

“The capacity of the Tweed Run is limited, and we want to make sure that everyone who wants to come has an equal chance of signing up. Having the registration close nearly a month prior will give the winners the time they need to make their travel arrangements, choose their bikes and of course their outfits in plenty of time.” says Tweed Run Event Director Jacqui Shannon.

And time for outfits is important indeed! From its inception in 2009 the riders of the Tweed Run have captured the imaginations of the world and have seen themselves on the pages of fashion magazines and newspapers around the world. It all stems from the now famous line addressing the original participants: “Now look here, proper attire is expected, bowties, cravats, vintage race jerseys plus fours…” Riders are invited to compete for a number prestigious titles and prizes including Most Dapper Chap and Most Dashing Dame as well as best period bicycle and the much-coveted Doff of the Cap award.

“I’d like to think that everyone on the Tweed Run dresses this way because everyone wants to be a lady or a gentleman even if just for the day, it’s fun.” Say Founder Ted Young-Ing.