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  1. chdot
    Admin

  2. Kim
    Member

    So any volunteers for starting a Tweed Run in Edinburgh??

    Posted 11 years ago #
  3. chdot
    Admin

    "So any volunteers for starting a Tweed Run in Edinburgh??"

    Does that mean in addition to you?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  4. Hmmm. I can get edinburghtweedrun.co.uk registered cheaply, and host it at citycycling... Mid-May date?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    So is that one volunteer or two?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  6. Well there are THREE people posting in this thread!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  7. chdot
    Admin

    Volunteer? Moi?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  8. Kim
    Member

    Ach, I will have to nip round to Armstrong's and see if they have an tweed cycling gear...

    I am sure I can borrow a vintage bike from somewhere.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  9. chdot
    Admin

    "It is incredible to watch urban cycling culture spread throughout the globe, with People’s Bike reporting on an alleycat in Guangzhou"

    http://urbanvelo.org/guangzhou-alleycat-report/

    Posted 11 years ago #
  10. Kim
    Member

    I have had a look in the box room and found that I do have an old tweed jacket in there, so even if I don't find anything at Armstrong's, I can still do it. So when in mid May then Anth?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  11. chdot
    Admin

    May seems 'sensible' - though if wearing Tweed might be too warm...

    Is this a 'parade' (Princes Street?) or a ride to some suitable destination - Craamond?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  12. Kim
    Member

    I don't see why it would be "too warm", it just means that we would have to ride at sensible speed (note to self, must find out what that is). The "original" Tweed Run takes a 14 mile route. I would suggest starting and finishing in the Meadows and taking in a few sights around the toun...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  13. SRD
    Moderator

    Did anyone here cycle in the gude cause restaging of the suffragette's walk in the autumn? we were going, but were sick. I know people were planning to cycle in costume.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  14. Kim
    Member

    I think we would need to lay down a few ground rules, such as all participants must wear tweed of some form. Head wear (if worn) should be of tweed or leather (no plastic, please). Gentlemen should aspire to the correct grooming. Etc.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  15. gembo
    Member

    Tweed deerstalker helmets are very fetching and reasonably breathable, as is tweed. (well for walking in).

    Leather headgear what has happened to this forum?

    Posted 11 years ago #
  16. chdot
    Admin

    I think this headgear is leather (but probably not what you had in mind?)

    Posted 11 years ago #
  17. chdot
    Admin

    I'm sure it'll be OK, but think someone had better check that no-one wants to be too proprietorial about the juxtaposition of the words "tweed" and "run" in a cycling context.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  18. Kim
    Member

    Yes, if you must wear one, that would do...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  19. Kim
    Member

    I have made an enquiry, now awaiting reply.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  20. SRD
    Moderator

    a circuit round holyrood/arthur's seat would be good for headlines. bet we could get some of the london riders to come up and add some colour

    Posted 11 years ago #
  21. Kim
    Member

    I was thinking if we held it in early May, say Sunday 9th, we could start and finish in the Meadows. At that time the cherries would be in full bloom. Find a route which could take in the sights, come to think of it the gorse on Arthur's Seat would also be in full bloom.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  22. This might give me that much-needed kick up the backside to get my 1930s Sunbeam restored!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  23. Hmmm, will dorp the Edinburgh Fixed Gear guys a line as well, I'm sure they'd be up for it...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  24. Kim
    Member

    Just take a look at the Tweed Run Gallery, such a refreshing absence of garish modern cycling clothing and plastic head wear. ;-)

    For anyone who really must wear HiViz then there is always Lumatwill Tweed, which incorporates thin strips of 3M reflective yarn, for him and for her.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  25. That's fabulous. I love the fact that no matter what bike you're riding the Tweed makes it look all period drama. I'd like to see someone on a carbon TT bike in tweed...

    Right. Need to finish stripping down the Sunbeam and get it off for a respray...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    Tweed is a Cyclist Issue

    http://jacquiephelan.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/what-to-wear-on-the-road

    Vid from 1minute.

    Posted 11 years ago #
  27. Min
    Member

    Oh that looks so cool, I am totally up for it! And the 9th of May would be good for me. Don't have any tweed but a wander round the charity shops would hopefully sort that problem out..

    Posted 11 years ago #
  28. SRD
    Moderator

    Everything on ebay seems at least 3 sizes too big for me (or too big for my wallet)!

    Posted 11 years ago #
  29. Okay, I've had a suggested tweed tweak, and I rather like this idea... Given we're north of the border, how about making it a Tartan Run...

    Posted 11 years ago #
  30. Kim
    Member

    Tartan and Tweed?

    Posted 11 years ago #

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