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Thursday October 17th, 2013

Posted at 11:00am

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The Tweed Run returns to city streets this Saturday with about 200 to 300 people expected to take part.

Cyclists, dressed in their finest tweeds and old-time clothes, will leisurely take in some the city’s finest landmarks: from the breakfast starting point of Willistead Manor, culminating with a shindig outside of The Willistead Restaurant with pints of Walkerville Brewery’s finest, live old-time music, posh variations on classic English dishes and much revelry.

Tweed Rides are a worldwide phenomenon, started in London in the fall of 2009 as “Tweed Run London.” Any efforts made to recreate the spirit of a bygone era will be appreciated, and while all bicycles are acceptable, penny farthings, of which we are expecting a few, are especially welcome.

Prizes celebrating local artisans and entrepreneurs will be awarded in several categories, including Best Dressed Gent, and Finest Dressed Lady.

Admission is on a by suggested donation basis, with a portion of the proceeds will go to the Restoration of Willistead Manor.

Registration opens at 10am and the ride leaves Willistead Manor promptly at noon.

For more information, visit the event on Facebook.

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