Tweed Ride Victoria
Since 2010, Tweed Ride Victoria has been organizing rides throughout the city, where riders dress in tweed or smart-looking outfits and finish the ride with our signature tea and picnic. It’s a fun opportunity to celebrate a bygone era and tour our beautiful city by bicycle.
Tweed Rides are a worldwide happening, started in London in the fall of 2009 as The Tweed Ride London. The organizers thought that it would be fun to have a slower-paced “metropolitan ride with a bit of style,” so they dressed in tweeds, rode their bikes through London streets and raised money for Bicycles for Humanity.
As we have done in past years, this year’s Ride will be a fund-raiser for Bicycles for Humanity Victoria , our local action group, to assist in their effort to send a container-load of bikes to Namibia. Visit their site for more detailed information about their most worthy endeavours.
Tweed Ride Victoria is organized under the auspices of the Greater Victoria Cycling Coalition. The purpose of the GVCC is to get more people cycling more places more often in Greater Victoria. Their focus is on advocacy, promotion, participation and education.