Cycle celebration of Harris Tweed

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ONE hundred Harris Tweed bedecked cyclists took to the streets of Glasgow yesterday as a celebration of one of the world’s last true artisan fabrics.

The ‘Tweed Ride’ officially started in London in 2009 and rapidly spread around the world, with rides in New York, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo, Paris and Toronto.

And, raising funds for The Linda Norgrove Foundation in the process, cyclists left from Blythswood Square Gardens yesterday (Sunday, August 7) to take in the landmarks and watering holes of Glasgow.

En route, riders were also treated to a variety of delights from local supporters, such as West Coast Oysters, Stornoway Black Pudding, and St Mungo’s Larger, and the event finale was enjoyed at the Blythswood Square Hotel with complementary cocktails, live music, film and a Tweed themes auction.