Tweed Run spawns Cycling Revolution Festival

Tweed Run spawns Cycling Revolution Festival

 

Tweed Run fans(and LCC, which was there at its inauguration, is one of them) will be familiar with the after parties that usually followed the glorious  procession of extravagantly clad riders through central London. Under its new owners, Bourne & Hollingsworth, the formerly peripatetic parties appear to have found a bigger, better, longer (noon – late) and more permanent home, dubbed the Cycle Revolution Festival at Spa Fields in fashionable Clerkenwell. 

The post-event events never had a fixed (sorry) home but were invariably over-attended by both Tweed Run participants and the many tweed enthusiasts who did not strike lucky in the lottery for ride tickets. Bourne and Hollingsworth, an event organiser and restauranteur,  carrying the moniker of a department store that once catered to tweed wearers of old, runs a bar and brasserie in the B & H building right next to Spa Fields.

On Tweed Run day the bar, brasserie and Spa Fields blend into a giant festival that harks back to 1920s and stretches into the equally on trend Exmouth Market. Tasteful displays of tweed runner favourites like tweed saddlebags and chain jewellery in Spa Fields  mix with high wheelers, picnics, and food stalls to DJ accompaniment. And there‘s added bonus of a children’s play park next door for the smaller riders plus a secure bike park for adults. We’ll be back next year.