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london tweed run 2018

What is the date of the 2018 Tweed Run?
The date for the next Tweed Run probably won’t be set until late February 2018. Once confirmed, the date will be published on the website.  We usually send an email out to the mailing list at the end of February, detailing the Tweed Run date and the ticket release date and time. CLICK HERE to join the mailing list.

TICKETS:

How do I buy a ticket?
Tickets for the 2018 London Tweed Run will be released on sale in March 2018. To be kept informed of the release date please join our mailing list HERE.
 

I don’t have a ticket; can I join the ride anyway?
No. Only riders who have signed a waiver and have been assigned a rider number can take part in the ride. This is to protect our participants’ safety and preserve the integrity of the ride. 

I have tickets but can no longer attend, can I return them?
Tweed Run doesn’t offer refunds but if you can find someone who is happy to take your place we will assist in transferring the ticket. Please note that the closing date for ticket transfers is minimum two weeks before the ride. 

My child is under 16 years old, do I still need to buy them a ticket?
Yes. Every single participant must have a ticket, a signed waiver and their own rider number. Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times, and a responsible adult must sign the waiver on their behalf. 

VOLUNTEERS AND MARSHALS

How do I volunteer for Tweed Run?
We are always looking for volunteers to help on the day. Please simply email volunteers@tweedrun.com – we’ll be very happy for any help!

Why should I become a volunteer for Tweed Run?
Becoming a volunteer is a fantastic way to take part in the Tweed Run if you haven’t been able to secure yourself a ticket – in fact, some people prefer this role to taking part as a rider. All volunteers are offered guaranteed tickets for next year's Tweed Run. 

How do I become a Tweed Run Marshal?
Tweed Run couldn’t function without the hard work, dedication and good spirits of our beloved marshals. They are the life-blood of the event, they test the route for dangers and obstacles and they keep our riders safe on the day. They are also a wonderful family in their own right, and meet up throughout the year. It is a lot of work; you need to be prepared to cycle the route at an agreed time up to eight times ahead of the ride. In payment, you’ll receive the Tweed Run musette bag, free drinks at the Closing Ceremony, and our eternal gratitude! If you are interested in getting involved please contact our head marshal at marshals@tweedrun.com

TIMINGS AND RIDER INFORMATION

Where is the starting point?
The starting point will be published in April 2018.

What time does the Tweed Run start?
The ride sets off at 11am. 

Where does the Tweed Run finish?
The closing ceremony location and further details will be announced in April 2018. 

What time does the Tweed Run finish?
The end time of the Tweed Run isn’t ever concrete, but usually riders gather at the finish point between 4pm and 6pm.  

How long is the ride?
The Tweed Run route is traditionally 12 miles, but this does change somewhat each year and the final route is not confirmed until one week prior to the ride.  

Where can I find the route?
A link to the route will be published on the Tweed Run website at 11am on the day of the ride. The same link will be sent to all participants at 8am that same day. 

Can my family/friends join me at the tea and/or picnic stop?
Unfortunately we don’t allow non-participants into the riders’ enclosure at the tea and picnic stop. This is because we receive a special licence from the chosen park for use of their grounds and we are bound by their licensing rules.  

PREPARING FOR THE RIDE / RIDER’S INFORMATION

When can I collect my participant’s pack?
You will usually be able to collect your rider musette up to a month prior to the ride, but full details will be emailed to riders in 2018. The pack contains things that you’ll need to participate in the ride (rider numbers, numbers for your bike and a guide on the day). 

Where can I collect my participant’s pack?
The collection addresses will be published once packs are ready to collect. 

Collection Instructions:

  • Make sure you bring with you a printed or digital copy of your ticket confirmation. You will be asked to sign your waiver on site.
  • If you are picking up on behalf of someone else, you will need to bring a copy of their signed waiver form, a copy of their ticket and a photocopy of their ID (drivers licence or passport).
  • Please note that the employees of these venues do not work for The Tweed Run and so will not be able to answer any questions you have about the event. Furthermore, you will not be able to purchase brunch packages or picnic hampers at any of these locations. If you have any problems or need us to post your rider's packs, email us and we'll endeavour to respond as quickly as possible.

I’m not based in London; how do I get my participant’s pack?
If you have any friends living in London you can ask them to kindly pick up a pack on your behalf. To do this they’ll need a scan or photocopy of your signed waiver, a copy of your ticket and a copy of your driver’s licence or passport. 
For riders living outside London’s M25, we offer pack postage at £20 per pack. We are well aware that this is a lot of money but it's a very big job for a very small team (of one!) to coordinate (and a heavy pack to post). Please contact info@tweedrun.com for more details.

I’m not based in London; can you recommend somewhere to stay?
Once we have confirmed the date and set the starting point for the ride, we will release our list of recommended places to stay via this page. 

I don’t have a bicycle; can I hire one?
Absolutely, we have a whole list of suggestions at the bottom of this page.

RIDER’S BRUNCH AND PICNIC HAMPERS

Where can I book the rider’s brunch/lunch picnic hampers?
Hampers and brunch places will be released on sale closer to the 2018 ride. In the meantime you can view our sample menus HERE

Can I bring my own picnic?
Of course! By all means bring your own lunch, snacks and, most importantly, a bottle of water. 

Can I purchase a picnic hamper on the day?
There are a very limited number of lunch hampers available to purchase on the day, but to have your lunch guaranteed it’s best to order in advance. 
 

bicycle hire

Below is our list of recommendations for bike hire in London
Santander Cycles
Tokyo Bike
On Your Bike
London Bicycle
Cloud 9 Cycles
Velorution
London Recumbents
City Bike Service