Sunday, June 3, 2018, it was be Breda’s turn again. After the successful previous editions in Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam and Utrecht, the cavalcade of well-dressed, and often mustachioed, gentlemen and elegant ladies brought the sartorial bike ride to the pearl of the south.
The Tweed Ride was founded in 2009 on Savile Row in London, the heart of classical men’s fashion and home to the best tailors in the world. Love of tailoring, the finest tweeds, along with (vintage) bicycles and paraphernalia brought together a mixed cohort that, fuelled by cups of tea, made its way through the city. Meanwhile, now all over the world comparable ‘rides’ and ‘runs’ are organised. And of course, Breda could not be left behind!
The bike ride is quite the sight to behold. To the delight of the public and press, a sartorial strut of round about 150 ladies and gentlemen make their way through the city to a splendid picnic spot where the gents and ladies can indulge in cucumber sandwiches and tea and scones, accompanied by the authentic sounds of an old crank gramophone.
Upon retrieving the starting permit, participants will also receive a dandy linen bag (musette) with a few sandwiches, refreshments and more stylish goodies provided by the sponsors. At the finish of the Breda Tweed Ride, several prizes will be awarded in multiple categories, including, finest tweed outfit, most original old bike, shiniest shoes, and best groomed ‘handle bar mustache’! Tally ho!