Forget the lycra – cyclists give tweed a spin

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More than 100 cyclists are due to take part in the inaugural National Tweed Ride in Wairarapa this afternoon.

LONDON, UK - May 4, 2019. London Tweed Run. People with old bicycles and clothes

The Tweed Run in London has inspired a similar event in the Wairarapa. Photo: 123RF

The 10km event, featuring riders wearing British tweed clothing, will start in Greytown.

Adam Blackwell, who initiated the event, said he got the idea from a similar event in London.

He said there will be a tea dance at the end, with awards handed out for the best dressed.

“It’s just fun really – I mean a lot of people have been thinking about the tweed ride for a long time and I guess people who aren’t familiar with the tweed ride might find it bit of an unusual idea but really it’s just a jaunt.”

Blackwell said the ride is a relaxed event and he hopes to make it an annual occurrence in Wairarapa.

The ride begins at 1pm.

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