Frequently asked questions
How do I buy a ticket?
Tickets for Tweed Run are now sold out but you can join us at the closing ceremony. For further details please visit www.cyclerevolution.com.
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 the 3rd May 2017.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 the 2018 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 brand, 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 8 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, email@example.com.
TIMINGS AND RIDER INFORMATION
Where is the starting point?
The ride sets off at 11am from Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU
What time does the Tweed Run start?
The ride sets off at 11am from Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU
Where does the Tweed Run finish?
The closing ceremony takes place at Spa Fields, EC1R.
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 Saturday 6th May. The same link will be sent to all participants at 8am on Saturday 6th May.
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 Royal Parks Association for use of their grounds and we are bound by their licencing rules.
PREPARING FOR THE RIDE / RIDER’S INFORMATION
When can I collect my participant’s pack?
You will be able to collect your rider musette from Monday 24th April until 5pm on Friday 5th May. 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?
CORDINGS: 19 Piccadilly, W1J 0LA Collection available Monday to Friday 10am – 6.30pm Saturday 10am – 6pm
BOURNE & HOLLINGSWORTH BUILDINGS: 42 Northampton Road, EC1R 0HU Collection available Monday to Friday 11am – 10pm
75-77 Great Portland Street, W1W 7LR
Collection available Monday to Saturday 10am-6pm
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 (available HERE), 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're having 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 signed copy of your waiver which can be downloaded HERE, a copy of your ticket and a copy of your driver’s licence or passport.
For riders living outside London’s M25, we are offering pack postage at £20 (we know this is a lot but it's quite a big job to coordinate, and a heavy pack to post). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
I’m not based in London; can you recommend somewhere to stay?
Certainly! CLICK HERE for our list of recommended places to stay.
I don’t have a bicycle; can I hire one?
Absolutely, TFL have a whole host of suggestions HERE
RIDER’S BRUNCH AND PICNIC HAMPERS
Where can I book the rider’s brunch/lunch picnic hampers?
Please CLICK HERE for sample menus.
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 will be a limited number of lunch hampers available to purchase on the day, but to have your lunch guaranteed it’s best to order in advance.