London | The Tweed Run

What could be better than a big boozie group ride all cloaked in tweed? Leave it to the Brits to have all the fun. This past Saturday a group of fixed gear riders rode from H Huntsman & Sons at 11 Savile Row to the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Some of action below. (Thanks to Lark About & H. Hovey for the tip)









Tweed Run

Comments on “London | The Tweed Run

    xcubbies on January 27, 2009 8:28 AM:

    What, no tweed helmets?

    Chris on January 27, 2009 8:41 AM:

    makes me very proud

    Seth on January 27, 2009 9:22 AM:


    I think these Herringbone offerings should fit the bill quite nicely.


    D on January 27, 2009 9:44 AM:

    Handsome men in tweed riding fixed gears…it’s a dream come true. I wish the hipster bike messengers here in Boston would dress like this from time to time.

    james fox on January 27, 2009 9:53 AM:
    Sam Jacobs on January 27, 2009 10:19 AM:

    I’m leaving next Wednesday night for the UK. I guess I should pack my tweed…

    Courtney on January 27, 2009 10:31 AM:

    my heart just stopped looking at just a fine group of riders! and I want to be friends with the biker who travels with his Jack.

    JP on January 27, 2009 10:38 AM:

    I love it.

    arkansas luvs london mustaches on January 27, 2009 11:03 AM:

    Dear ACL,

    Please give Jack Daniels mustache in pic 8 my phone number and home address.

    Many thanks,

    sam on January 27, 2009 11:34 AM:

    Am I the only one hoping there were a big scrum of Casuals around the corner?

    Thom on January 27, 2009 12:09 PM:

    A tweed suit and a bicycle is all you need to be happy.

    girl on January 27, 2009 1:16 PM:


    Any idea where one might be able to get a bicycle with that large of a basket? Would Landmark Vintage in the East Village carry one?

    Oh the possibilities…

    Mary Jo on January 27, 2009 1:28 PM:

    Love this! Not so crazy about knee-socks on men, but they have me at the gloves…

    victoria thorne on January 27, 2009 1:31 PM:

    very continuous, very hovey, very very good

    Natsumi on January 27, 2009 1:34 PM:

    This is my dream bike to ride in good english tweed.

    Michael on January 27, 2009 3:50 PM:

    Jack Daniel’s? Jameson please.

    Theodore Williams on January 27, 2009 5:23 PM:

    Three cheers for Tour De Ville!

    sam, i’m guessing you’re American?

    Matt S on January 27, 2009 7:12 PM:

    It was a jolly good show all round. And the cuppa at Tour de Ville was most welcome.

    Veronika on January 27, 2009 11:45 PM:

    Thank you Kind Edward VIII for bringing tweed from the country to the city!

    Hobo Ken on January 28, 2009 12:17 AM:

    Divs !

    Skully on January 28, 2009 7:49 AM:

    Takes one to know one.

    Cyclo on January 28, 2009 9:02 AM:

    Makes you proud to be British….sort of. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend fixed gear bicycles, at least not if you live anywhere in the vicinity of a hill or god forbid, hills. Yes, I am aware that Desgrange thought gearing on bicycles suitable only for old women and invalids but Ol’ Henry never actually rode a bike much. He spent most of his time leaning out the side of his motor car shouting at the Bros. Pelissiers et al to get a move on and stop shilly shallying. ” Be a man! suffer!” He was fond of saying and by gad that’s exactly what you will do if you take to riding fixed over anything other than the shortest, slightest incline. Those big ratios will ruin your knees.
    Nice tweeds. Some from here….

    Sam Jacobs on January 28, 2009 11:30 AM:

    Theodore Williams – if you meant me (Sam) and not the other Sam, then yes, I am American. I can’t answer for the other Sam.

    Bean on January 29, 2009 12:26 AM:

    Michael: You mean Maker’s, please.

    Spencer on January 29, 2009 12:41 AM:

    Puh-huh-huh-lease. Booker’s, or Knob Creek, or Blantons, thankyouverymuch.

    Or, if you’re on the other side of the Atlantic, Jack Daniels. Mainly because it seems to be the closest thing to good bourbon they serve. I say this based on an extremely limited and unscientific sampling.

    Bourbon and bicycles, a fine combo. Add to that tweed, because it looks pretty sharp.

    shuber on January 30, 2009 11:52 AM:

    One word: sexy.

    Matt Fox on January 30, 2009 5:35 PM:


    jenel on January 30, 2009 7:32 PM:

    ooooooh! (british) men, (in their) tweeds and (esp. on their) bikes… Luv it!!

    Still in the hunt for that perfect broken-in leather messenger bag thou..:(

    Josh on January 31, 2009 2:21 PM:

    Oh dear.

    Michelle on February 3, 2009 6:13 AM:

    How cool is this, and how did I miss it! Tweed on bikes is a great mix and one that really should become law.

    Maybe I’ll stand as an Independent for the Tweed party in the next election…

    Arthur Scargill on February 3, 2009 3:01 PM:

    What a group of twats.
    Cycle through North Manchester you bunch of buffoons.

    (what is the collective name for a group of twats -a Twatteria?)

    pink bike rider on March 1, 2009 7:47 PM:

    Where can I get the wicker hamper that straps to the front of your bike…a wee smaller than a steamer trunk, but not by much. Can girls join?

    Peter on May 15, 2009 4:24 AM:

    Wonderful !! Looks to be great fun.
    Sadly enough, I know of no such event over here in Germany . Looking always for a nice opportunity to wear my good Norfolk jacket .
    Carry on lads ! and ladies , of course.

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