Posted: March 30th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off
just a reminder that the people at the 39 steps are offering this great deal for everyone:
THE 39 STEPS is the hilarious comedy based on the 1935 Hitchcock spy film with four actors playing a minimum of ONE HUNDRED and ‘39’ roles!
Winner of Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, THE 39 STEPS features iconic scenes from the film such as THE CHASE ON THE FLYING SCOTSMAN, THE ESCAPE ON THE FORTH BRIDGE and the FINALE AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM!
Buy a ticket to see The 39 Steps for £15 (normally £47.50) and £1 will be donated to Bikes4Africa. Call 0844 847 1778 and quote ‘The Tweed Run’ to book
The Criterion Theatre, Piccadilly Circus, London W1V 9LB
*Terms and Conditions – Offer is valid on all Monday-Friday performances from 1st – 15th April. Subject to availability. Cannot be used retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. Booking fees may apply.
Posted: March 29th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
if you didn’t get a chance to register for the tweed run — or if you’d just like to come down and have a gander at what several hundred people dressed in tweed look like — here are some good locations to see the ride go by (times are, of course, approximate).
1:00pm Trafalgar Square
2:45pm Regent Street between Beak St & Oxford Circus
3:15pm The British Museum
3:45pm Clerkenwell Road/Old Street
note that unfortunately, if you’re not registered, you won’t be able to join us on the ride. but please do come down and wave us on!
Posted: March 26th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off
just a quick reminder that the tweed run rider packs are finally available for collection, from this morning! in order to collect your pack, you’ll need to have a printout of your registration letter. also please make sure that you’ve paid the £5 entrance fee (it all goes to charity!). if you’ve paid it recently, you’ll have to wait 24 hours after paying it before you can collect your rider packs.
you can check which store you’re collecting your pack from on the registration portal (though it’s too late to change the location of your collection now). the store addresses are below:
Aubin & Wills Covent Garden
12 Floral Street
London, WC2E 9DH
Mon – Wed, Fri & Sat 10am – 7pm
Thurs 10am – 8pm
Sun 11.30am – 5.30pm
Tel: 0207 240 4024
Aubin & Wills Shoreditch
64-66 Redchurch St
London, E2 7DP
Mon – Sat 11am – 7pm
Sun 11am – 5pm
Tel: 020 3487 0066
Posted: March 18th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | 3 Comments »
At this time of crisis, our thoughts are with our friends in Japan. In deference to the tragedy, we have decided it best to postpone our plans for an October Tweed Run in Tokyo. Now seems not the time to be planning such an event. We are keen to bring the Tweed Run to Japan, so we will be revisiting this decision in the near future and announce a new date.
In the meanwhile, the Tweed Run will be producing a charity t-shirt with our Tokyo partners Jun & Co, with all proceeds going towards the earthquake relief fund.
Posted: March 14th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: bike bits | 3 Comments »
here’s a sneak preview of a special tweed run edition of the pashley clubman that we’re working on. it’s being handbuilt by pashley at the moment, and it’s an absolutely amazing, beautiful thing!
some photos of the bicycle in the pashely workshop at stratford-on-avon
once it’s all finished (hopefully later this week), we’ll be auctioning it off on ebay with all proceeds going to our charity, bikes4africa. the winner can pick it up and ride it at the tweed run on 9 april!
edit: yes, 531 steel. how could i forget to include that? buckingham black, with ivory detailing. gold luglined by hand. kitted out… it’s going to be beautiful.
Posted: March 10th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »
we’re giving away a bunch of pairs of tickets to the tweed run over the next few days. for your chance to win, check our facebook page (www.facebook.com/tweedrun), our twitter account (@tweedrun) and our blog (here!).
also some of our sponsors, partners and friends will be giving away tickets. stay tuned, and good luck!
image courtesy snookerbacker
Posted: March 4th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off
the amazing zoe barker, the illustrator responsible for our tweed run poster this year, has an exhibition opening today.
zoe is showing pencil drawings that deal with our changing highstreets and town centres. she deals both with the poignant sense of nostalgia or loss but also finds a bit of humour in the juxtapositions of what community used to mean and its replacement by chainstores.
‘Values’ by Zoë Barker
Department of Coffee and Social Affairs
4 March – 14 May 2011
Posted: February 26th, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | 15 Comments »
dear tweed run enthusiasts,
thank you for all your messages regarding registration for this year’s tweed run. it is difficult to respond to all immediately so please accept this general message while we try to get out individual responses.
we were expecting a great deal of interest in this years ride however for a number of logistical reasons beyond our control we were only able to limit total numbers to 500.
as advertised we had planned to open registrations at 12 noon today. however we were advised this morning by our web team that there was a high likelihood that the site would crash if every one logged on at 12 exactly. not wanting to cause frustration through site crashing we were advised to open 5 minutes early to allow a gradual increase in registrations. we advertised this change on the registration page, from early this morning. we were astounded that registrations rapidly filled over the following few minutes. we had preregistration places for only 10 people (all organisers) and the remaining 490 places were all web registrations.
please accept our apologies if you did not manage to register – we would very much love to have you all on the ride – but our permits won’t let us. please send us feedback and suggestions so that we can improve next years process.
all the best – your hard working and devoted tweed run team x
Posted: February 23rd, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off
do you have a pennyfarthing and are hoping to come along for the london tweed run? do get in touch with us please!
image courtesy tim gunn and the old bicycle company
Posted: February 23rd, 2011 | Author: Ted | Filed under: Uncategorized | Comments Off
we’ve been getting quite a few emails with questions about registration. here’s a few answers…
how do i register?
log on to our registration page a bit before noon on saturday 26 february and fill out our form.
what does it cost?
registration costs £5, all of which will be donated to bikes4africa, our designated charity. in order to complete registration, you’ll need to pay the £5 fee through paypal.
why does it cost money this year?
we want to raise more money for bikes4africa, our designated charity. they’re a very worthy cause. and i guarantee that the day will be a fiver well-spent.
what will i need to do?
the registration process will take you through a few questions, you’ll have to agree to our waiver and to pay the £5 fee and then you get your number. it should be pretty self-explanatory.
can i register twelve people at once?
no. our registration programme only allows you to register one person per session. sorry.
can i register on my iphone?
it’s a simple form with no java, so it should be smartphone-compatible. we’d recommend a desktop computer, just in case though.
i’m busy that day. can you save me some spots?
i’d like to bring my 8-year old son on the ride
great! we’d love to have him along. he’ll need to register, too. and you’ll have to get in touch with us to sign a special parent/guardian waiver. and please make sure he stays clear of the cocktails at the end.
what if it fills up on the day?
our registration filled up within 45 minutes last year, so we’re anticipating it to fill up on saturday. we’re holding a few tickets back to give away as prizes on twitter, facebook and on the web. if you miss out, you can try to win a spot through these competitions.
why is participation so limited?
numbers aren’t that limited… a crowd of 450 cyclists is a lot to usher through the streets of london! we decided to keep numbers low to keep the event more intimate and manageable. sorry if you can’t get on the ride this time.
and the inevitable…
my friend registered and doesn’t want his spot now. can i have it?
yes, but you need to agree to the terms and sign the waiver. get in touch with us to sort that out.
it’s full but i bought a special tie for the day already… can i still sneak on?
no. but you can try to win a spot in our competitions on twitter, facebook and the internet.