London Rugby Tweed Run 2011 – After the Ride Part II

by Adam on 29, November, 2011

2011 London Tweed Run

Whilst it was lovely having the most gorgeous escorts on the ride it was good to be able to slow down a little and begin to take in the unique atmosphere of the Tweed Run, the Ladies and Gentlemen with impeccably waxed moustaches, the collective raising of hip flasks at every pause. I’m still unsure if several hundred riders tipping caps and thanking irate taxi drivers for their patience adds fuel to the fire or helps calm a sticky situation.

Shortly after leaving Hyde Park we were heading along Sloane Street stopping at The Royal Avenue for a short refuelling stop, I think the residents found us a curious yet pleasing site as they occasionally popped out of their homes to take photographs.

The tea stop on this occasion was particularly special as our esteemed Mr Martin as Chief of Brews, ensuring hundreds of china cups of tea and delicate cup-cakes served to the masses. Mr Martin I would like to thank you and your fellow Marshals for you hard work on behalf of everyone on the ride. Other entertainment could be found watching one of the small ensembles playing for our entertainment or having ones lip-weasle pepped up by Murdock of London.

All too soon, the marshals are milling around asking us to get on our bikes and get prepare for the off, all too soon we were at our final destination, and what a destination the Caledonian Club just off Belgrave Square. The day finished with musical acts, award ceremonies, whisky and beer.

At this stage we’ve got to thank Ted, Jacqui and the Marshals for organising the ride. A massive thank you to Jack and everyone else at Tally Ho Tours for the wonderful and kind offer of taking our bikes back for secure storage (Plans have been hatched for spring next year so don’t put your Tweeds away just yet).

What with the Traditional Cycle Shop and Tally Ho! Cycles Tours it looks like we may have an interesting year coming up chaps.

Finally please find enclosed a link to the Gallery if you have any photos you would like included please drop Mr Martin a PM and he will happily do the honours.

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Wertie Booster November 30, 2011 at 12:20 am

Another fabulous collage sir! Well done that man!
Pip Pip
Wertie

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Adam November 30, 2011 at 9:34 am

If only I could take the credit Sir, it is all Mrs Adam’s fair work.

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Martin November 30, 2011 at 10:08 am

A very splendid photo montage, well done Mrs Adam. And many thanks for the kind words regarding the Tea Break Team teamaking duties. Good to know our initial panic and horror did not translate to the dispensing of liquid refreshment upon your arrival… it very nearly didn’t happen, on account of the catering company delivering electric urns instead of gas fired… putting us an hour and a half behind schedule… and then Jacqui informed us the Run was 20 minutes ahead of its planned arrival… “Slow them down, SLOW THEM DOWN!”

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Adam November 30, 2011 at 12:54 pm

It was the first Tweed Run that I’ve ever been on that left on time. Hence my lame excuse for missing the start of the ride.

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Chris Pearce December 1, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I’d just like to say what an absolute delight it was to meet members of the assembly at Saturday’s Tweed Run. As a new Guv’nor owner (of three weeks) and Tweed Run novice I’d like to thank you all for your most welcoming hospitality. A thoroughly sociable jaunt and I look forward to riding with you again shortly,

Mr Chris

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Adam December 1, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Welcome on board Mr Chris, an absolute pleasure to meet you and your good lady.

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Wertie Booster December 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

Good morning Mr Chris.
Welcome to the GA – ’twas a pleasure to meet you and Nicola last weekend.
Hopefully we will be seeing more of you at future club rides.
Pip Pip
Wertie

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