The 5th annual Victoria Tweed Ride took place on Saturday, August 8th. The event is a leisurely, stylish urban bike ride raising money for charity. The ride was fund-raising for Bicycles for Humanity, a local action group, to assist in their effort to send a container-load of bikes to Namibia.
Tweed Rides are a worldwide phenomena, started in London in the fall of 2009 as The Tweed Run London. The organizers thought that it would be fun to have a slower-paced “cosmopolitan ride with a bit style”. So they dressed in tweeds, rode their bikes through London streets and raised money for bicycles for Bicycles for Humanity.
What is Tweed Ride Victoria?
It is a group bicycle ride through the centre of Victoria, in which the cyclists are encouraged to dress in classic tweed or any smart looking outfit. Any effort made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era is also always appreciated. Any and all bicycles are acceptable on the Tweed Ride.
More info can be found on their website: www.tweedridevictoria.ca