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Stefano Landi, inviato di Traveller, ha corso a Londra la mitica Tweed Run pedalando su una delle biciclette che Italia Veloce realizza su misura. Giacca verdone a quadrettini, pantaloni in velluto color banana e baffi (finti), scoprite come racconta la gara più cool del momento!
Ma Stefano non si è limitato a raccontare la gara, ce l’ha proprio fatta vivere, momento per momento, con una divertente diretta “via blog”. Eccola!
The big day is coming. All competitors will be all bright and early on 6th May at The Princess Gardens just off Exhibition Road ins SW7. (The Princess Garden South Kensington, Imperial College SW7 IBA).
Do try and be there before 09.30am best we get you sorted early so you can have a mingle and a chat and get to know you’re fellow participants. It’s a great chance to make friends who you know already have as impeccable tastes as your own and love of the velocipede – surely the basis for a fantastic friendship!
The Photo: We’ll be dashing off promptly at 10.45am for the Tweed Run group photo and the ride will depart directly after this. Do ensure you have a strong lock as we’ll be walking away from the steeds for this!
Tea Stop: If you are planning to meet your family for a picnic at the Tea Stop, that is lovely! You’ll be pleased to know that this year’s tea stop is at the Imperial War Museum. The museum has a number of free exhibits for everyone to enjoy so your counterparts will sure to be entertained whilst waiting for us to arrive.
End Venue, Prizes and Tombola!! As always the end party is for registered riders only.
Prize Giving: We’ll be doing the prizes for the competitions approximately 45 mins after arrival at the end venue.
Prizes include: including Tickets to The Proms and A Years Supply of Tyrells Crisps and even a Tuition to Prufrocks Barista Training Academy for those of you who are as fussy about your coffee as you are your bikes.JC Cordings to the Tweed Run this year.
Tweed Run stalwarts Brooks England saddles will be on hand of course and are keen to remind you that you’re saddles and steeds need to be in top working order for the day. Do be as prepared as you will be preened, and have a qualified mechanic give your steel a supurb once over in time!
There are several competitions that you might want to enter on the Tweed Run. They will be judged on the day. You can choose all, some, or none; There are brilliant prizes on the line, so do make an effort.
BEST MOUSTACHE Gentlemen (or, for that matter, ladies) with particularly luxuriant taches will want to consider pitting their lip bristles against London’s finest.
MOST DAPPER CHAP The award for the best-dressed gentleman on the ride. Expect the competition to be fierce.
MOST DASHING DAME The award for the most stylish lady on the ride. Again, we’re expecting a high-level of competition.
BEST DECORATED BICYCLE This is a competition for those of us with bicycles that are more practical workhorses than museum pieces, and rewards Do-It-Yourself beautification of your velo. Decorate your bicycle in an appropriate manner. Transform your bicycle and attract a bit of attention! Points for inclusion of tweed, style, ingenuity – and of course for over-the-top absurdity.
THE DOFF OF THE CAP AWARD Rewarding the most civilised behaviour on the day, this is an award judged by the organisers for the person on the ride who most epitomises the spirit of the Tweed Run. What-ho!
MOST ENVIABLE PERIOD CYCLE (PLEASE LIST THE MAKE AND YEAR) Open for bicycles 25 years and older, this prize is for the most desireable vintage bicycle. Polish off your steel-framed beauty!
Italia Veloce will compete for the BEST DECORATED BICYCLE and his “knight” will be the MOST DAPPER CHAP?!
Italia Veloce, Italian maker of top-of-the-line BIKES all handmade and totally customizedwill wear “Old British style” with Brooksfield and race at London TWEED RUN 2012.
Sunday the 6th of May 2012 – London
What is the “LONDON TWEED RUN”? Defined by it’s organizers as “a metropolitan bicycle ride with a bit of style”, the London Tweed Run is a tribute to the Sunday Ride, when the bicycle was still widespread and a means for elegantly moving about in cities before they were invaded by automobiles. As the world’s “coolest” amateur bicycling event, each edition is a race, rally and event. With ever increasing numbers, each year in London the Run gathers enthusiasts of bicycles and vintage style from around the world. According to British custom, both male and female participants must be dressed as elegantly as possible in tweed, and while all bicycles are admitted, to stay in tune with the mood of the event the classic-vintage category is usually preferred! The three hour itinerary through London obviously starts in Savile Row, home to the world’s most famous men’s tailors, and finishes next to the Thames, below Westminster, at Millbank. There are prizes for the best dressed man and woman, the best whiskers, and on and on! Over 600 metropolitan cyclists wearing jackets, trousers, hats and accessories, in perfect 1930’s and ’40’s English style, will colour the streets of London with a vintage atmosphere.