Sunday, April 11, 2010...12:35 pm

The Tweed Run

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Highlight of the weekend – chancing on the mass handlebars of the second annual Tweed Run, which took place on Saturday, April 10.

Kicking off at midday, several hundred tweed-clad riders pedalled from somewhere near Trafalgar Square to Bishopsgate, naturally taking in Saville Row on the way. Any proceeds go to the Bikes4Africa charity.

Frankly, this is the kind of thing we need to see much more of in this country. More tweed and more creative facial hair would be the ideal medicine for the budget deficit. (Well, that makes as much sense as most of the economic analysis you find in the media these days.)

I’m determined to take part next year. Now I just have to get hold of a bicycle (or possibly penny farthing); some stout riding tweeds; and a set of Edwardian whiskers…

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