- September 26th 2013
A bike ride round the city dressed in your Sunday best, who could resist such an invitation, we joined the 3rd annual Glasgow Harris Tweed Bike Ride to find out more.
If an afternoon of bicycling around the historic city of Glasgow dressed in you finest tweed outfit appeals, then read on…
Now in its third year, the event is a true celebration of style, cycling and true Scottish food.
The cycling extravaganza starts off at The Blythswood Square Hotel, and follows a 10 mile route around the city with several pre-arranged pit stops for refueling and of course liquid refreshments!
This year the riders set off dressed head to toe in their Harris Tweed Sunday best, peddling down the steep descents of Glasgow’s cobbled streets. The first stop was at the bike makers Tokyo Bikes, the gallery and shop lies deep in the merchant city area and is the perfect place to browse and admire a great range of skillfully designed bikes.
There are roughly 10 pit stops, with the route passing through some of the well know spots in the city such as Glasgow Green, the tall ships at the Riverside Museum, the Glasgow Science Museum and the Kelvington Art Gallery.
The long cycle path along the River Clyde and across Bells Bridge was one of the day’s highlights as well as the Hilhead Book club where the riders were entertained by the master of ‘chap hop’ Mr B (link here) – Mr B played live as the riders kept the energy levels up with some tasty Scottish Smoked Mackerel, Oysters and the obligatory wee dram of Whiskey.
With plenty of pit stops, historic sites to take in, outfits to compare, the riders completed the day back at the Blythswood Square Hotel.
Hendricks Cocktails were served while the DJ played 78’s, and the Harris Tweed party began.