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Old 4th January 2009   #1
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2009-01-24 Sat - The Tweed Run I



Ladies. Gentlemen. Announcing the first LFGSS Winter Dress Club Run: a social ride with a bit of style.

We will be gathering for 2pm in Hanover Square. Please be prompt; at 2, we'll head down to H Huntsman & Sons, 11 Saville Row to begin the ride. The route will be a fairly leisurely ride through London. No need to pack Kendal Mint Cakes, the ride will include a stop at a tea shop at Tour de Ville for mid-ride fortitude, and will finish at the Bethnal Green Working Men's Club for refreshments and cheer.

Proper attire will of course be expected, so dapper gents and elegant ladies, polish off your lugged steel beasts and prepare your best outfits. Suggested attire: woolen plus fours, harris tweed jackets, flat caps, fair isle jumpers, alpaca coats, merino wool team jerseys, cycling skirts and perhaps a jaunty cape for the ladies, cravats or ties for gentlemen, and of course a hip flask of brandy.

Be sure to dress with a bit of panache, there will be prizes awarded for:

Most dapper chap
Most dashing dame
Best moustache (open to both men and women, of course)
Most enviable period bicycle
The Doff of The Cap award for most civilised behaviour on the day

There will also be a spiffing tombola draw for some lovely prizes benefiting bikes4africa, an organisation that refurbishes bicycles and gives them to rural African schools so that students who live far away can get to school.

A big doff of the cap to those who have donated the marvelous prizes: Hudson’s Hats (The Bonk), What Goes Around Comes Around (JD), Ved, The Chap Magazine, Brooks Saddles, Hendrick's Gin, Geo F. Trumper, David Saxby's, Dashing Tweeds and Rapha.

Tally ho!

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Ride Update

hello old sport,

finally got the final route map now. had a bit of bother sorting out the end point but it's all tickety-boo now. thank you so much for your patience, much appreciated i'm sure.



see full details here

the ride meets at hanover square before 2pm; a respectable hour that allows for a spot of lunch beforehand, i'm sure you'll agree. now look here though, do try to be prompt. at 2pm, we'll roll down to savile row, where the kind gents from h huntsman & sons will be officially starting the ride off. it's a 22.5 mile ride across london, avoiding most beastly hills and mostly away from heavy traffic. we will be on main roads though, so do be careful, won't you?

we'll take in some super sights along the way, stopping at geo f. trumpers on jermyn street who have agreed to adjudicate the moustache prize, at the bank of england for the much anticipated dapper chap and elegant lady prizes (and providing a lovely opportunity for a group photo), then popping in to see messrs. jos and keith at tour de ville who have arranged for a spot of tea and a rapha sample sale. we'll also judge the most enviable period bicycle at their establishment. the ride concludes at the bethnal green working men's club, where the fine chaps at hendrick's gin have kindly offered to treat us to a gin and tonic or two (gratis, of course).

i hate to be a bore, and i'm sure you'll be looking positively dashing, but please do make an effort with your outfit; we've made the effort to lay on a jolly decent day for you.

the ride is free of course, but i do hope you'll consider purchasing one of our lovely spoke card for 2. this will also get you a ticket for our tombola draw for some absolutley spiffing prizes. the monies collected will benefit the worthy fellows at bikes4africa, a charity that refurbishes bicycles and ships them to Africa where they are donated to African secondary schools, and loaned to students with the longest walks to school. a jolly decent cause, i'm sure you'll agree.

a few things you might want to consider packing in your saddlebag:
1. a lock
2. bike lights (perhaps leave the dynamo lights at home though, yes?)
3. a pump, spanner and spare tube, in case of any ghastlies
4. some pocket money
5. a hip flask of sustenance

i hope you agree, it promised to be a lovely day out. looking forward to seeing you there.

yours truly,

lord teddy of holdsworth


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several of the boys from down the club are meeting up for a luncheon before the grand event. won't you join us?

East - Prince Arthur, Forest Road E8 3BH, noon
South - Coach and Horses, noon
West - indecisive...
North - The Edinburgh Castle, Camden, noon
South East - Hermit's Cave, noon

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right, a moment of seriousness. we did a recce of the ride tonight and decided to change one or two roads that we'll be riding. the maps that we'll be handing out will be 99% correct, but follow the crowd rather than the maps and you'll be fine. if you fall behind, use the map to figure out where we'll be next.

we have to keep at a reasonable pace to make it to our end point in time to fit in a few drinks, so we've decided to only stop at set points. if you get a puncture or have mechanical difficulties, someone will stay back with you to make sure you're fine and you can catch up to us at the next rest stop. the route snakes back on itself enough to allow you to catch up.

think about bringing the following:
- lights with fresh batteries
- lock
- bottle of water (on top of your flask)
- a-z map of london
- fully charged mobile phone, with someone else on the ride's number
- basic repair kit (spare tube, spanners, pump)
- pocket money

take a few minutes before you leave the home to make sure your tyres are pumped up, your chain is tight and your bike seems in full working order.

when we're riding, be polite to motorists, pedestrians and other cyclists, and when we're on busy roads try to leave an open lane for cars.

it'll be an amazing day! i can't wait. see you there...

Last edited by teddy; 24th January 2009 at 00:58.
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Old 4th January 2009   #2
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I'm in! Brilliant poster, Teddy.
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Old 4th January 2009   #3
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Old 4th January 2009   #4
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@dj, thought you'd wanna be in
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Old 4th January 2009   #5
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Murts - care to come along as my valet?
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Old 4th January 2009   #6
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ha!
more like butler/mechanic
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Old 4th January 2009   #7
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The Jeeves to my Wooster

Murtle the Manservant has a certain ring to it.
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Old 4th January 2009   #8
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The Bentley to your Diddy

Last edited by dmczone; 26th November 2011 at 01:04.
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Old 4th January 2009   #9
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Old 4th January 2009   #10
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I would love to do the tweed run, but alas at this point in time, have no tweed, I am actively shopping for it, and went into the lovely david saxby, and they do have new plus fours in for 55. Teddy next time you go on a jaunt round the vintage shops of london, let me know, I need to update my dapper dan cycling wardrobe...
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Old 4th January 2009   #11
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we'll not be that strict about wardrobe, corny. i don't think anyone will be checking for absolute authenticity. as long as you make an effort, it's fine.
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Old 4th January 2009   #12
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Old 4th January 2009   #14
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Old 4th January 2009   #15
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Hello there
If anyone wants cheap tweed jackets sometimes plus fours cravats vintage waistcoats collarless shirts wool cycling shirts etc etc etc the list goes on! Come on down to What Goes Around Comes Around Unit 36 Stables Market Chalkfarm Road Camden. 02074249621 Mon-Fri 12pm until 6pm Sat/Sun 10am until 6.30pm. Will give discount to forum members!
cheers
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Old 4th January 2009   #16
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Old 4th January 2009   #17
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Old 4th January 2009   #18
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Assuming i get one of my old bikes in a ridable state by then. And that noobs are welcome?
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Old 4th January 2009   #19
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Old 4th January 2009   #20
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We need some people fully tweeded out, but with luminous pink arrospoks, just to add to onlooker's confusion...
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Old 4th January 2009   #21
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My BLB bike with orange deep v's may have to come out of retirement.
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Old 4th January 2009   #22
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i'm down for that!

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Old 4th January 2009   #23
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Old 4th January 2009   #24
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11. Celadon
12. Gustav
13. Nick

I have a tweed hunting tartan kilt & jacket I shall wear and I shall keep my d-lock in my sporran.
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Old 4th January 2009   #25
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I'm fucking booking the day off work. And if they don't like it they can shove it up their fannies (they are all men). I'm mother fucking in. Just need to HTFU and buy some shoes. Or maybe plimmies will have to do...

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3. Sharkstar
4. DMCZone
5. coppiThat
6. edscoble
7. The Bonk
8. Superprecise
9. Charco
10. Edmundro
11. Celadon
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Old 4th January 2009   #26
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Shit, tits, balls. 24th. I have a talk in the morning. Its too good to miss. I just hope its done in time for this. If not I may have to find you half way / at the pub. I want this so bad...
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Old 4th January 2009   #27
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JD View Post
Hello there
If anyone wants cheap tweed jackets sometimes plus fours cravats vintage waistcoats collarless shirts wool cycling shirts etc etc etc the list goes on! Come on down to What Goes Around Comes Around Unit 36 Stables Market Chalkfarm Road Camden. 02074249621 Mon-Fri 12pm until 6pm Sat/Sun 10am until 6.30pm. Will give discount to forum members!
cheers
Ace. Will try and be there next Saturday for some plus fours and a couple of cravats.
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Old 4th January 2009   #28
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13. Harry
14. alockett
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Old 4th January 2009   #29
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Shit, tits, balls. 24th. I have a talk in the morning. Its too good to miss. I just hope its done in time for this. If not I may have to find you half way / at the pub. I want this so bad...
the best part about this is that it means you're going to the talk in plus fours.
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Old 4th January 2009   #30
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Splendid idea Teddy, love the poster. I'm in.

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11. Celadon
12. Gustav
13. Harry
14. Ved
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Old 4th January 2009   #31
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if you're looking for clothing, i was in absolute vintage on hanbury street today (just off brick lane). they have a few of pairs of plus fours, some in larger sizes. there's also a men's vintage shop on cheshire street (maybe three or four doors down from brick lane) that has lots of great stuff.
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Old 4th January 2009   #32
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Edit (due to tweed stampede!):

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8. Superprecise
9. Charco
10. Edmundro
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15. Harry
16. alockett
17. Ved
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10. Edmundro
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12. mister k
13. Gustav
14. Nick
15. Harry
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18. wools
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Old 4th January 2009   #34
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if you're looking for clothing, i was in absolute vintage on hanbury street today (just off brick lane). they have a few of pairs of plus fours, some in larger sizes. there's also a men's vintage shop on cheshire street (maybe three or four doors down from brick lane) that has lots of great stuff.
+1 for the mens vintage shop. They guy is seriously sound. He owns the building out right too, so he can afford to keep the prices reasonable (ish).

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the best part about this is that it means you're going to the talk in plus fours.
Thats not an unusual thing for me to do. I'm an ex-tranny / club kid. And I still have a wardrobe that would make my granny turn in her grave. :-) Got the nicest bow tie from All saints today. Its not very tweedy, but still is lovely.
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Old 4th January 2009   #35
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oooh that is so tempting. I have a lovely prince of wales tweed number, and a shop full of tweed caps.

Where is this?
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Old 4th January 2009   #36
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Details to be released but I presume it will be London based? Teddy?
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Old 4th January 2009   #37
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this sounds wicked! london to oxford for tea and cream cakes.. anyone?
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Old 4th January 2009   #38
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oh. yes. sorry, it'll start and finish in central london. it won't be super stressful... maybe 25 kms. it's a social ride, not a race.
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Old 4th January 2009   #39
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| don't really want to break a sweat in my Sunday best.
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Old 4th January 2009   #40
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in appreciation of a forum discount.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JD View Post
Hello there
If anyone wants cheap tweed jackets sometimes plus fours cravats vintage waistcoats collarless shirts wool cycling shirts etc etc etc the list goes on! Come on down to What Goes Around Comes Around Unit 36 Stables Market Chalkfarm Road Camden. 02074249621 Mon-Fri 12pm until 6pm Sat/Sun 10am until 6.30pm. Will give discount to forum members!
cheers
thats what we want to see JD, the forum actually giving users a better deal...
I'll be with you next weekend without fail, on bike, looking for some tweed goodness so I can join the ride in appropriate attire.

ps. Teddy where's Dan(JDSH) in all this, he's the one of the prime movers (on this forum at least) for the dapper cycling dandy. Is he on the list?
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Old 4th January 2009   #41
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Old 4th January 2009   #42
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dunno. am expecting dapper dan to sign up at some point (hint) but maybe he's busy with his new fiance...
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Old 4th January 2009   #43
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also teddy didn't congratulate on the immaculate turn out in the photo's above, looking good big man, looking good...
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Old 4th January 2009   #44
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Anyone know where i can get some plus fours off the net, can't seem to find any nice ones. (NOT rapha)
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Old 4th January 2009   #45
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Awesome.

Sounds like a trip we did a while back to Holland - through den haag and back round; three days of sleeping rough - including woods, petrol station forecourts, and a city centre. we pretty much drunk Gin the whole time. but stayed true to form, and didn't remove our tweed ensembles once. had an amazing time. we're planning one to brittany one soon, then maybe one to Morocco and one in April to go clay pigeon shooting...

all in gentlemanly attire.

here are a few snapshots from the trip.









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11. Celadon
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15. Harry
16. alockett
17. Ved
18. wools
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20. Jeanmi + some (TBC)
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Quote:
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Hello there
If anyone wants cheap tweed jackets sometimes plus fours cravats vintage waistcoats collarless shirts wool cycling shirts etc etc etc the list goes on! Come on down to What Goes Around Comes Around Unit 36 Stables Market Chalkfarm Road Camden. 02074249621 Mon-Fri 12pm until 6pm Sat/Sun 10am until 6.30pm. Will give discount to forum members!
cheers
I might try and pop up sometime after work this week. What time do you close??
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Old 4th January 2009   #47
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5. coppiThat
6. edscoble
7. The Bonk
8. Superprecise
9. Charco
10. Edmundro
11. Celadon
12. mister k
13. Gustav
14. Nick
15. Harry
16. alockett
17. Ved
18. wools
19. tricitybendix
20. Jeanmi + some (TBC)
21. Ektachrome
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Old 4th January 2009   #48
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Spiffing.
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Old 4th January 2009   #49
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any of you mo-fo's bidding on a simply titled "plus fours" just outbid me.............so back off buddy, they are mine. :)
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Old 4th January 2009   #50
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Splendid Teddy!

1. Teddy
2. Dancing James
3. Sharkstar
4. DMCZone
5. coppiThat
6. edscoble
7. The Bonk
8. Superprecise
9. Charco
10. Edmundro
11. Celadon
12. mister k
13. Gustav
14. Nick
15. Harry
16. alockett
17. Ved
18. wools
19. tricitybendix
20. Jeanmi + some (TBC)
21. Ektachrome
22. shootthebreeze
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