07 April 2015

April Edition of The Tweed Ride Report 2015

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April Edition 2015 - THE TWEED RIDE REPORT exclusively here on RidingPretty's Blog

 
  
Tweed Ride Manchester, UK  - Apr 5

Tweed Ride Newport Pagnell, UK - Apr 6

Velo Vintage Ride 7th Annual- Devon, UK - Apr 11

Tweed Run Budapest, HU - Apr 11

Tweed Ride Portland, OR - Apr 12

Tweed Run London, UK - Apr 18

Tweed Brunch Ride Milan, IT - Apr 18

Tweed Ride Florence, IT - Apr 19

Tweed Ride Gütersloh, DE - Apr 19

Elegant Ride Sofia, BG - Apr - 19

Tweed Ride Traverse City, MN - Apr 25

Tweed Ride Cleveland, OH - Apr 25

Tweed Ride Boston, MA - Apr 26

Vienna Tweed Ride (Get YourTweedTunes) - Apr 26

Tweed Ride Sacramento, CA - Apr 26

CyclinginStyle- Vintage Ride, Leicester, UK - Apr 26

Tour de Derby Louisville, KY - Apr 26

Tweed Run Tochigi, JP - Apr 29

Tweed Ride Chieti, IT - May 2

Tweed Ride Oldenburg, DE - May 3

Tweed Ride Windsor, ON - May 9

Tweed Ride London, ON - May 9

Tweed Ride FedUni Ballarat, AU - May 9

Tweed Ride Northhampton, MA - May 10

Hastings Fish & Chips Ride Bexhill, UK - May 10

Tweed Ride Utrecht, NL - May 10

Tweed Ride Calgary, AB  - May 18

Tweed and Retro Ride Lewes, UK - May 30

Vienna Tweed Ride Picnic - Jun 7

Eroica Britannia, UK - Jun 19 to 21

Retro GPCC Tweed Ride Valladolid, ES - Jul 19

Tweed Ride Malmö - Sept 7

Tweed Retro Ride (Achielle) Pittem, BE - Sept 13

Tweed Ride Stockholm - Sept 19

Tweed Ride Berlin, DE - Sept 20




For this month's April write-up and all things Tweed Ride related I'd like to remind everyone (in case you living under a rock) that we're looking at another month of fantastic spring rides with The London Tweed Run coming to mind first and foremost. April Saturday 18th is the date. It is so important an event -- but I somehow missed listing it in last month's March edition. How could that happen? Well something that is as big and well known an event as The London Tweed Run - but of course I must have listed it! 

It never ceases to amaze me how well supported our community feels in all the ways in which people are reaching out, connecting and keeping in touch with each other’s events as they happen throughout the year.  I wish I had time and energy to quote and bring to life here on RididngPretty’s blog all the wonderful photos and sentiments that have been shared in The Tweed Ride Report Community, hosted via Facebook.  

I’ve seriously thought about doing that -- expanding the scope, breadth and depth for all sorts of topics of interest related to Tweed Rides, especially those having the greatest resonance and relevance for everyone.  Doing that would lead to an increased frequency in blog posts. As it stands, I average one post a month and you’re reading it. It’s the once monthly edition of The Tweed Ride Report and it has been regularly appearing here for years now. 

Do I want to expand to more Tweed Ride related blog posts?  I could, but a lot has changed since I first started this blog. I’m sure other bloggers in our own bicycle/girls on bikes blogshere who no longer blog could cite any number of reasons as to why they no longer blog. Reasons I myself could just as easily cite. Who knows where this is all leading. I haven’t decided yet. I’ll keep you informed. Promise.

You can see what rides were happening in March 2014 and March 2013

The FB community connection : Join Us in the conversation in our -- The Tweed Ride (Report) Community which you can find on FaceBook.

THE TWEED RIDE REPORT - Please visit: There you can get in touch. Connecting you with the various ride organizers, the ride details and the event site – it’s also where you'll find the incredible design posters that link to the actual ride event itself.

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07 March 2015

March Edition of The Tweed Ride Report 2015


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March Edition 2015 - THE TWEED RIDE REPORT exclusively here on RidingPretty's Blog 

 

Tweed Ride Los Angeles - Mar 1

Tweed Ride (Bad Ass) Walla Walla, WA - Mar 1

Tweed Ride Fort Worth, TX - Mar 8

Tweed Ride Louisville, KY - Mar 14

Tweed Ride Buffalo (BLRC), NY - Mar 22

Classic Bicycle Club Ride Miguelturra, ES -- Mar 22

Hastings Fish & Chips Ride Bexhill, UK -- Mar 29

Tweed Ride Manchester, UK  - Apr 5

Tweed Ride Newport Pagnell, UK - Apr 6

Velo Vintage Ride 7th Annual- Devon, UK -- Apr 11

Tweed Ride Portland,OR -- Apr 12

Tweed Ride Florence, IT - Apr 19

Elegant Ride Sofia, BG - Apr - 19

Tweed Ride Traverse City, MN - Apr 25

Tweed Ride Traverse City, MN --Apr 25

Vienna Tweed Ride (Get YourTweedTunes) - Apr 26

Tweed Ride Sacramento, CA - Apr 26

CyclinginStyle- Vintage Ride, Leicester, UK - Apr 26

Tweed Ride Oldenburg, DE - May 3

Tweed Ride Windsor, ON  May 9

Tweed Ride Utrecht, NL -- May 10

Tweed and Retro Ride Lewes, UK -- May 30

Vienna Tweed Ride Picnic - Jun 7

Eroica Britannia, UK - Jun 19 to 21

Tweed Ride Malmö - Sept 7

Tweed Retro Ride (Achielle) Pittem, BE -- Sept 13



March goes into full swing as Tweed Rides fill the calendar all the way into the summer months and beyond. Maybe you’ve noticed this, as I have. After doing Tweed Ride coverage for six years -- spring rivals with fall, as being the busiest and best time of year to have a Tweed Ride. Many of the bigger Tweed Rides host both a fall Tweed Ride event as well as a spring event. That has always amazed me. Some communities really like their Tweed! 

2015 is shaping up quite nicely with many wonderful photos and videos having already been posted and shared via social media – across Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook, Youtube, Vimeo, Vine, Flickr and Tumblr. You can now find a new share from someone just about every day of the week. Somewhere in the world there is a ride about to happen or a ride has just happened. “Selfies” rule!


When I first started covering Tweed Rides here on RidingPretty, one of the main thrills I got was posting photos from all the various new events popping up everywhere, (and seemingly all at once I might add).  I would swoon over wonderful photos (at that time shared primarily on Flickr). I would contact the photographer directly asking for permission to repost the photos here on RidingPretty. I would always give proper photo credit believing it was very important to do so. Days would go by sometimes before I received word back from the photographer.  I would be so excited while waiting for permission. Most everyone eventually said yes. 


I loved curating, picking and choosing shots from a Tweed Ride event. I knew I was helping tell a story – and giving it a place to (hopefully) charm itself into the hearts of any RidingPretty readers who chanced upon my blog. This is in part why I so looked forward to the next Tweed Ride -- what beautiful photos might come of it? - those really amazing ones so that I might share them with my readers? Back then not too many people knew about Tweed Rides like they do now. Back then not too many people knew about Tweed Rides like they do now. I set about finding photography that resonated with what I believed shined through in an authentically beguiling way and feel -- that was my goal. I wanted other people to discover and love the photos as much as I did. Honestly, that took some diligent work -- to be sure. One of the first Tweed photos that caught my eye is here. It’s become iconic now. 


These days it’s such a breeze to find all sorts of Tweed Ride photos. There are the professional photographers who shoot the events all the way to the photos created by bunches of ever newly emerging mobile apps that people are now using. It just gets better and better, easier and faster. I still curate my own select collection of Tweed Ride photos but I no longer blog them on RidingPretty. I’m far more apt to share them on my Pinterest these days.


You can see what rides were happening in March 2014 and March 2013.


In case you haven’t discovered the FB connection yet here it is again: Join Us in the conversation in our -- The Tweed Ride (Report) Community which you can find on FaceBook.

Please visit
THE TWEED RIDE REPORT: There you can get in touch. Connecting you with the various ride organizers, the ride details and the event site – it’s also where you'll find the incredible design posters that link to the actual ride event itself.


Thanks for supporting.  Thanks for visiting!
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07 February 2015

February 2015 Edition of The Tweed Ride Report

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 February Edition 2015 - THE TWEED RIDE REPORT exclusively on RidingPretty's Blog


Nottingham Classic Ride - "Coffee Roaster Ride" -  Feb 7
(Nottingham, UK)

Vintage Carnivale Francacvilla al Mare, IT - Feb 8

Tweed Ride Savannah, GA - Feb 14

Tweed Run Helsinki, FI - Feb 15

Bici Picnic San Valentin - Feb 15

Tweed Ride Jakarta - Feb 15

Tweed Ride (Royal) Hawaii - Feb 21

Tweed Ride St. Petersburg, FL - Feb 28

Tweed Ride Los Angeles - Mar 1

Tweed Ride Walla Walla, WA - ? TBA

Tweed Ride Louisville, KY - Mar 14

Tweed Ride Manchester, UK  - Apr 5

Tweed Ride Newport Pagnell, UK - Apr 6

Velo Vintage Rides, Exeter-Devon, UK
Apr 11 - Jun 13 - Sep 26 - Dec 5

Tweed Ride Traverse City, MN - Apr 25

Vienna Tweed Ride (Get YourTweedTunes) - Apr 26

Tweed Ride Oldenburg, DE - May 3

Tweed Ride Windsor, ON  May 9

Vienna Tweed Ride Picnic - Jun 7

Eroica Britannia, UK - Jun 19 to 21

Tweed Ride Malmö - Sept 7 


February is the time of year many of 2015’s rides get scheduled; announcements are made and plenty of chatter and buzz circulates through all the social media channels. For comparison sake you can see what rides were being announced during this month last year – take a look here.

This month is also when the London Tweed Run ramps up with major excitement and expectations for this year’s event.  A word to the wise, it’s sold out by now, usually within hours of the ticket release date on Jan. 30th.  Every year it’s the same (sold -out) story - The 500 or so lucky ones who secured tickets and then those who despite valiant efforts couldn’t log in to the site’s ticket sales fast enough to purchase tickets, thus generating a fair share of complaints, frustration and disappointment. Well there is always next year. 

It seems like just yesterday when I first discovered the London Tweed Run and blogged about it here. I immediately knew this was the portent of wonderful things to come. Little could I guess just how far and wide a span across the globe it would spread. 

The London Tweed Run is now one of those bucket list kinds of things that many people tell themselves they just have to experience. Short of attending the London Tweed Run itself -- there are now just so many good alternatives. Without playing favorites here, there are any number of Tweed Rides I might choose over the London Tweed Run itself. By not knowing how to game the site’s ticket sales fast enough or how to appeal to the organizers themselves to ensure I was among the 500 to secure a ticket, I will have to find another bucket list Tweed Ride to attend. As I said earlier there are several Tweed Rides I spend wistful time daydreaming about the possibilities of attending. 

One event I miss daydreaming about and which I thought seemed wildly idyllic was Velo-Vintage Anjou. I just rechecked the site and it appears a new rendition of the event is on offer:  “The 2015 edition of Anjou Vélo Vintage is scheduled on Saturday 13 and Sunday, June 14 , 2015. The event will be co-hosted by the city of Saumur, Saumur- Agglo and other local partners”. I will need to investigate a little further as the site is not too helpful and seems bare bones at this point. The FaceBook page for the event is far more informative. It would be wonderful to see this ride resurrect itself. As soon as I determine what is going on I will be thrilled to list it in The Tweed Ride Report. 

Speaking of classic rides similar to the type of ride Velo-Vintage Anjou is, there is a brand new ride this year; Eroica-Britannia-2015! It is along the lines of L’ Eroica, the Italia vintage bike race, see here. Eroica seems to have branded itself. There are now Eroica Ride partnering events all over the place; California, Primavera, Japan, and Hispana. I will happily be listing them soon as well. 

In case you haven’t discovered the FB connection yet here it is again: Join Us in the conversation in our -- The Tweed Ride (Report) Community which you can find on FaceBook.

THE TWEED RIDE REPORT - Please visit: There you can get in touch. Connecting you with the various ride organizers, the ride details and the event site – it’s also where you'll find the incredible design posters that link to the actual ride event itself.


Thanks for supporting.  Thanks for visiting!
#tweedride        #tweedrun       #tweedridereport







07 January 2015

January Edition of The Tweed Ride Report 2015


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January Edition of The Tweed Ride Report 2015


Tweed Ride Manchester, UK - Jan 4

Tweed Ride Rio -  Jan 11

Tweed Ride Houston, TX - Jan 17

BICI PICNIC (Monthly Event) Madrid, SP- Jan 18

Tweed Run St. Petersburg, RU - Jan 24

Tweed Ride Hong Kong - Jan 25

Classic Cycle Group Ride- Bexhill Wheelers, Bexhill, UK - Jan 27
(Monthly Ride)


Tweed Ride Mobile, AL - Jan 31

Vintage Carnivale Francacvilla al Mare, IT - Feb 8

Nottingham Classic Ride - "Coffee Roaster Ride" -  Feb 7
(Nottingham, UK)

Tweed Ride St. Petersburg, FL - Feb 28

Tweed Ride Los Angeles - Mar 1
(more details to come)

Tweed Ride Manchester, UK  - Apr 5

Tweed Ride Newport Pagnell, UK - Apr 6


January Edition 2015 of THE TWEED RIDE REPORT exclusively here on RidingPretty's Blog -- Happy New Year to you!

Hello 2015 -- January is already off to a great start. Tweed Ride Manchester was on January 4th and received a nice follow up article and photo spread in The Guardian. It’s nice when that happens. Congratulations to Manchester Tweed Ride for kicking the year off!


It’s shaping up and buzz about new 2015 rides are beginning to surface. If you‘re curious about last year’s January Edition of Tweed Rides and what rides were in the works have a look here.


Join Us in the conversation in our -- The Tweed Ride (Report) Community which you can find on FaceBook.

THE TWEED RIDE REPORT - Please visit: There you can get in touch. Connecting you with the various ride organizers, the ride details and the event site – it’s also where you'll find the incredible design posters that link to the actual ride event itself.

Thanks for supporting.  Thanks for visiting!
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03 January 2015

The Tweed Ride Report Calendar 2015


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 2015 Tweed Rides  


Manchester-Tweed-Ride-April-2015

Tweed Ride Manchester, UK - Apr 5




Newport-Pagnell-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Newport Pagnell, UK - Apr 6




Velo-Vintage-Rides-2015

Velo Vintage Rides, Exeter-Devon, UK
Apr 11 - Jun 13 - Sep 26 - Dec 5 
Velo-Vintage-Ride-7th-Annual-2015

Velo Vintage Rides, Exeter-Devon, UK- Apr 11


Budapest-Tweed-Run-Spring-2015

Tweed Run Budapest, HU - Apr 11




Portland-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Portland, OR - Apr 12



Milan-Tweed-Brunch-Ride-2015

Tweed Brunch Ride Milan, IT - Apr 18



London-Tweed-Run-2015

Tweed Run London, UK - Apr 18


Gutersloh-Tweed-Run-2015

Tweed Ride Gütersloh, DE - Apr 19




Florence-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Florence, IT - Apr 19


Sofia-Elegant-Ride-Spring-2015
 
Elegant Ride Sofia, BG - Apr - 19   



Traverse-City-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015 

Tweed Ride Traverse City, MN - Apr 25



Cleveland-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Cleveland, OH - Apr 25




Vienna-Tweed-Ride-2015-Apr

Vienna Tweed Ride (Get YourTweedTunes) - Apr 26



Sacramento-Seersucker-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Sacramento, CA  - Apr 26



Leicester-Cycling-in-Style-Ride-2015

Cycling in Style- Vintage Ride, Leicester, UK - Apr 26



Tour-de-Derby-2015

Tour de Derby Louisville, KY - Apr 26




Tochigi-Tweed-Run-2015

Tweed Run Tochigi, JP - Apr 29



Oldenburg-DE-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Oldenburg, DE - May 3




Chieti-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Chieti, IT - May 2




Chico-Seersucker-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Chico, CA - May 3  





Windsor-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Windsor, ON  May 9 



Bexhill-Hastings-Fish-and-Chips-Ride

Hastings Fish & Chips Ride Bexhill, UK - May 10



Utrecht-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Utrecht, NL - May 10



Northhampton-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Northhampton, MA  - May 10



Calgary-Tweed-Rdie-Spring-2015
Tweed Ride Calgary, AB  - May 18



Lewes-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed and Retro Ride Lewes, UK - May 30



Eroica-Britannia-2015

Eroica Britannia, UK - Jun 19 to 21



Retro-GPCC-Tweed-Ride-2015

Retro GPCC Tweed Ride Valladolid, ES -  Jul 19



Malmo-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Malmö - Sept 7




Pittem-Achielle-Tweed-Retro-Ride

Tweed Retro Ride (Achielle) Pittem, BE - Sept 13



Tweed Ride Stockholm, SE - Sept 19
(more details and poster forthcoming)


Berlin-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Berlin, DE - Sept 20


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2014 The Tweed Ride Report Calendar is archived here. 
 

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Past 2015 Rides 


Spetses-Tweed-Run-Spring-2015

Tweed Run Spetses, GR - Mar 28 - 29



Tempe-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Tempe, AZ  - Mar 28



Miguelturra-Classic-Bicycle-Ride

Classic Bicycle Club Ride Miguelturra, ES - Mar 22





Buffalo-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride Buffalo (BLRC), NY - Mar 22



Louisville-KY-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Louisville, KY - Mar 14





Fort-Worth-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Fort Worth, TX - Mar 8



Tweed Ride Los Angeles - Mar 1 
(no official poster invite)



Walla-Walla-Bad-Ass-Tweed-Ride-Spring-2015

Tweed Ride (Bad Ass) Walla Walla, WA - Mar 1



St.-Petersburg-USA-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride St. Petersburg, FL  - Feb 28


Hawaii-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Hawaii - Feb 21


Jakarta-Tweed-Ride-Feb-2015
 Tweed Ride Jakarta - Feb 15


Bici-Picnic-San-Valentin-2015
 Bici Picnic San Valentin - Feb 15

Helsinki-Tweed-Run-2015
 Tweed Run Helsinki, FI - Feb 15


Savannah-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Savannah, GA - Feb 14



Vintage-Carnevale-Italy-2015

Vintage Carnivale Francacvilla al Mare, IT - Feb 8




Maßabend-Tweed-Run-2015



Tweed Run Maßabend, DE - Feb 12



Nottingham-Coffee-Roaster-Ride-2015

The Coffee Roaster Ride, Nottingham,UK - Feb 7



Manchester-Tweed-Ride-2015 
 
Tweed Ride Manchester, UK - Jan 4

Rio-Tweed-Ride-January-2015
 
Tweed Ride Rio -  Jan 11

Houston-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Houston, TX - Jan 17 


 St.-Petersburg-RU-Tweed-Run-Winter-2015

Tweed Run St. Petersburg, RU - Jan 24 



 Hong-Kong-Tweed-Ride-2015
 Tweed Ride Hong Kong - Jan 25



Madrid-Monthly-Bici-Picnic.jpg

Bici Picinic, Madrid SP -  Jan 18
(Monthly Event) 


 
Classic Cycle Group Ride-Bexhill Wheelers, Bexhill, UK - Jan 27
(Monthly Ride, no poster)


Mobile-Tweed-Ride-2015

Tweed Ride Mobile, AL - Jan 31



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