My favourite cycling event of the year swung around again last Saturday: the sixth annual London Tweed Run! Although VCG was there in spirit last year, I was counting down the days to taking part in the ride this time. With the temperature hitting 23 degrees, organiser Ted Young-Ing couldn’t have chosen a better day for the event… which also led to a last moment change of my planned outfit for the day. I doff my cap to those who preserved in full tweed, but I suspect I would have baked in Central London with the suit I had in mind! To be perfectly honest, my cyclestyle for the day faded […]
Last month saw the 5th anniversary of The London Tweed Run. As I was unable to attend, The Boy (Ian James) went along to represent for VCG! Here is his report on the day along with some beautiful photography he did at the event… I was determined to be more prepared for the Tweed Run than ever this year. But it was always going to be a bit different as sadly Lady Velo was going to be out of town ogling lots of lovely hand-made British bicycles at Bespoked Bristol. So, that left me, The Boy on a bit of a solo mission. But you’re never alone on the Tweed Run: it’s […]
Sunday 6th May saw the return of the London Tweed Run. Five-hundred of us gathered together with our steeds for what still remains the most sartorial cycle in the city. There were some excellent surprises throughout the day, including a celebrity rider taking part for the first time…When The Boy & I were confirmed as having places, we both excitedly started wardrobe planning for the event. He put together a splendid outfit this year, which made me happy… Cycling Cap: Vélobici Shirt: Hawes & Curtis Tanktop & Tie: Tweedmans Vintage Breeks: Courtesy of @thefixedfactor Argyle Socks: J. Alex Swift Brogues: Clarks Shoes My planned attire for the day was a beautiful dress from Anthropologie. As […]
What-ho Dames & Chaps! The Boy and I attended the Rugby London Tweed Run last Saturday – all of my last minute dashing around on Friday fell into place, so we were both more than ready for the day… phew! I’ll give a quick run-down of my attire for the day – elements of which you’ll see in more pictures: Dress: Runaround Sue by Vivien of Holloway Red Elastic Belt: Vivien of Holloway Tweed Jacket: H&M Pheasant Feather Brooch: Katherine Butler Red-Seamed Stockings: Jonathan Astor Heels: Aldo Necklace: Dorothy Perkins Hair Corsage: Made by me! Rose Ring: H&M Brown Leather Kelly Bag – Vintage Pearl Earrings: TopShop Nails: Thanks to O.P.I at Selfridges(You may […]
What Ho dear readers! I must say, The Tweed Run has to be the best & most stylish cycling event in London… utterly spiffing! Riding towards St Paul’s in the splendid sunshine, I was filled with excitement – every so often we’d encounter other participants heading there, who dinged their bells or tooted their horns to say “Pip Pip!” This was an understatement of how friendly everyone there was going to be 🙂 Even though I knew that it was a big event, it was still breathtaking to see so many cyclists together in Paternoster Square all decked out in seriously chic Tweed… Cycling through the roads of Central London was unbelievable! The […]
About Lady Vélo
I started Vélo-City-Girl when I got my Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a ten year absence from the saddle. VCG is all about cycling and the many different forms it comes in, there is something for everyone.