A bit of History
The Tweed Run is a fabulously quirky event where participants don their finest tweeds and brogues and cycle through London, stopping along the way to take tea, have a picnic, and ending with an old fashioned knees-up in the afternoon.
The first Tweed Run happened in 2009, when 300 tweed-clad cyclists gathered at the top of London’s Saville Row on a chilly February morning. Since then, we have watched our baby grow from that small guerrilla event, to an event that has captured the imagination of the fashion world and cycling enthusiasts around the globe. Today, we host Tweed Runs around the globe, but our flagship event will always be the London Tweed Run.
At our events, we welcome an unparalleled mix of smiling, tweed clad ladies and gentlemen for what many call “the most fun I’ve ever had on a bike!” Famed New York Times style photographer Bill Cunningham once dubbed us a “reinvention of the catwalk.” Esquire enthuses that the Tweed Run was on the “scratchy tip” of fashion. GQ credited us with bringing tweed back into popularity, and BikeBiz suggested that we helped to save the Harris Tweed industry, which previous to 2009 was floundering. In 2013, for our fifth birthday, our ride was documented in the Museum of London’s film footage of the era as a culturally significant movement.
Who are we
The Tweed Run is a small team of dedicated fans of cycling and tweed, owned and managed by Bourne & Hollingsworth Presents Ltd. We are based, as you might guess, in London. We are always looking for volunteers and helpers; to talk to us, please visit our Contact Us page.
Boring legal stuff
Bourne & Hollingsworth Presents Ltd owns the trademark to the name "The Tweed Run" and the copyright on the Tweed Run ride format.
The concept of the Tweed Run as an event is IP protected within the IP publication journal 6851. Our patent office identity number is 0970160001. Our Visual identity has been protected under Common Law since 2009.
All imagery and information on this site is copyright 2009-2017 Bourne & Hollingsworth Presents Ltd.