Harris Tweed bike ride

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In a celebration of Harris Tweed, cycling, style, food, drink and music people are being asked to get on their bikes and get their tweed on for a special 10 mile ride around Glasgow’s streets and parks on August 7th.

Tweed rides were pioneered by the good folk of London in 2009 as The Tweed Run and quickly spread across the globe. New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Tokyo, Paris and Toronto have all celebrated the glory of tweed by getting on their bicycles and stepping out in style. Now it’s time to show what Glasgow can do!

But not all tweed is created equal. Harris Tweed is renowned the world over, lauded from the hills and moors of the Highlands to the couture and catwalks of Paris and Milan. It remains one of the world’s last true artisan fabrics, handwoven as it is from 100% pure new wool by the islanders of the Outer Hebrides.

The group for this ticketed event will be leaving from the Blythswood Square Gardens and heading off to take in the landmarks and hostelries of Glasgow with a few treats and surprises lined up along the way.

From a Scots porridge and honeycomb fortifier at the start to samplings of Stornoway Black Pudding, St Mungo’s Lager and West Coast Oysters en route to a finishing party with a swing at the 5 Star Blythswood Square Hotel you’ll be guaranteed a great day out. All proceeds from ticket sales, raffle and auction will go to the charitable cause ‘The Linda Norgrove Foundation’ helping women and children in Afghanistan.

Prizes on offer at the special raffle and auction at the closing bash are some exclusive Harris Tweed creations, from a bespoke bike to some great pieces of one-off cycling gear and much more.

For more information log on to: http://t-s.co/theha