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11124493_10155507269670347_3239166593877957990_nManchester Tweed Ride, Easter Sunday 2015


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Stop press!

Yesterday’s Tweed Ride is featured in today’s Guardian! How exciting! Have a look at more photos by Chris Thomond here.


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January’s jolly jape

What a wonderful turnout we had for yesterday’s Tweed Ride – and rather jolly clement weather too, especially for January! Thanks to everyone who joined us and pootled from Heaton Park, oop north, down to Manchester city centre. There are lots of fabulous photos over on our Facebook page.

Tweed Ride January 2015

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Autumn Tweed Ride

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New year, new Tweed Ride

Chaps and chapettes, Tweed Ride is back in the new year, with our first outing on Sunday 4 January 2015. We will convene at the Pavilion Cafe in Heaton Park, which has a delightful aspect overlooking the boating lake (unfortunately, we will be unable to row as the boats will be mothballed for the winter season) and, we hear, some rather smashing cakes. Meet at 1pm, and we’ll push off around 1.30pm. The Prestwich Pootlers will lead us into Manchester city centre, where we’ll stop off for some refreshments, as is tradition, and have a gentle pedal around.

If you’re in south Manchester, a ’nourishment’ ride to Heaton Park will depart from the Bike Hub at the Platt Fields boathouse ON THE DOT OF NOON.

Click here to see a map of Heaton Park…

Click here to pledge your allegiance to the tweedy cause via the medium of Facebook.

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October outing

Greetings Tweedsters, we have another dapper date for your diary. The next Manchester Tweed Ride is chalked up for Sunday 5 October, meeting at 1pm (note time change) at the Platt Fields Bike Hub, which is the Boathouse in Platt Fields Park, Fallowfield, just off Wilmslow Road (go through the entrance opposite Brighton Grove and head for the lake – heart-shaped, don’t you know, ahhhh). If the weather is clement, we feel a picnic might be in order. If it’s a tad nippy, maybe a pootle then a Pimm’s or two in a pub of our choosing. So de-mothball your tweed and oil those chains, chaps and chapesses – see you anon!

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Bank holiday Tweed Ride

We hereby give notice that the next Manchester Tweed Ride will take place on Sunday 24 August 2014, which is on the bank holiday weekend, what. We’ll meet at the Home of British Cycling at 2pm and foray out on a circular route, returning to the Velodrome to quaff the finest of ales at the beer festival (£3 entry or £1 for Camra members), which is open until 9pm. There is a Summer Cycle Jumble from 10am until 2pm, so feel free to get there early to snaffle some snazzy accessories (more on the Velodrome events here). Dress to impress and don’t worry about distance – Tweed Ride is a gentle jaunt!

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Heat Wave Tweed Ride Sunday 20 July 2014

Heat Wave Tweed Ride takes place on Sunday 20 July 2014. THAT’S THIS SUNDAY, Tweedsters! Meet at Jackson’s Boat pub, across the River Mersey from Chorlton-cum-Hardy, somewhere in the extensive beer garden, at 2pm. There’s a bike jumble on, so get there earlier if you want to snag some super-duper cycling stuff. We’ll go for a pootle around and about, with a few pitstops for those requisite refreshments – you won’t even break a sweat (but perhaps do bring water – there’s a weather warning for a heat wave). Join the Facebook group here.

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In The Deep Mid-winter Tweed Ride Sat 1 Feb

Kieran and Ella decided it was high time we pumped up our tyres and pushed off on another Manchester Tweed Ride. In the Deep Mid-winter Tweed Ride takes place on Saturday 1 February 2014. THAT’S THIS SATURDAY, FOLKS! Don your best dapper outfits and meet us outside the Thirsty Scholar (under the railway arch in case it rains, although it might well be sunny – the Met Office are hedging their bets!) on Oxford Road/New Wakefield Street at 1pm. We’ll go for a pootle around and about town and the ride will end at the Horse & Jockey in Chorlton, where there are lots of railings to snag your steed to. Pin your colours to the mast by “joining” the Facebook group here. To show you what jolly good fun we have, here’s a pic from last year’s Deep Mid-winter Tweed Ride, when it was really really really cold and (beer) goggles were needed.

tweed ride winter 2013


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“Slow down it’s summer!” Tweed Ride Sun 14th July 2013

Kieran is organising the “Slow down it’s summer!” Tweed Ride on Sunday 14th July 2013. Meet by the Slug & Lettuce opposite Manchester Town Hall at 1pm, the ride will end at the Horse & Jockey in Chorlton. More details: Facebook page. More info soon…


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