Thank you to Margaret Hanson Design for another fantastic poster this year!
What is Tweed Ride Victoria?
Since 2010 Tweed Ride Victoria has ridden through the center of Victoria, dressed in Tweed or smart looking outfits finishing the ride with our signature tea and picnic. The creation of a bygone era is also a component of the Tweed Ride. Any and all bicycles are acceptable.
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.
As we did last year, this year’s Ride will be a fund-raising event for Bicycles for Humanity Victoria , our local action group, to assist in their effort to send a container-load of bikes to Namibia.
Here is their site for more detailed information about their most worthy endeavors – http://www.bicycles-for-humanity.org/Victoria/index.php
Our Superb Sponsors will once again acknowledge individual Tweed Riders with these generous prizes:
Most Magnificent Bicycle: North Park Bicycle Shop
Tweediest Couple: Fairfield Bicycle Shop
Best Dressed Child: Conception to Exception Photography
Glad to see you: A random draw for a lucky rider from The Pedaler
Coffee cards for registered riders from The Nest
Oldest clothing: Vintage Fair
Top Notch Tea Cup: Craigdarroch Castle
Best Dressed Helmet: CRD
Tweed Ride Victoria is 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. The GVCC supports the Tweed Ride in invaluable ways by providing insurance, pay pal and volunteer assistance. www.gvcc.bc.ca