I would have loved to have made it down to Toronto this past weekend for Tweed Ride Toronto, an event which combines two of my favourite things: bicycles, and neo-Victorian fashion.
Despite the somehow appropriate drizzle and competing events such as Occupy Toronto, the Ride was a smashing success, with at least a hundred wool-clad cyclists taking to the streets to raise money for Bikes Without Borders – and look bloody stylish doing it.
Participants made their way through the damp downtown streets on everything from modern street bikes to the occasional Pennyfarthing. After pausing for a photo-op at Old City Hall, they continued on to Grange Park for a spot of tea before heading off to a Swing party to dance the night away.
Perhaps we should look into holding our own Milton Tweed Ride during Steam Era!
More coverage and photos at my new favourite cycling ‘zine, Dandyhorse.