WHAT: British sartorial splendour meets the cosmopolitan island of Spetses at the 4th Tweed Bike Ride. Car-free Spetses provides the perfect track for this carefree event featuring vintage bikes and an atmosphere of bygone elegance – including some quintessentially British afternoon tea breaks!
Registration is €25 per person (or €20 for groups of 7 adults or more); €10 for children under 12 years. Categories include: Best Vintage Bicycle; Best Decorated Bicycle; Bike City Bicycle; Best Dressed Man; Best Dressed Woman; Best Moustache; Best Children Participation Award. Bicycles can be rented at special rates to Tweed Run participants from collaborating Bicycle Shops in Spetses.
The event originally began in London and then spread to New York and Tokyo, arriving in Greece for the first time in November, 2014 within the framework of the 100th anniversary of the island’s iconic Poseidonion Grand Hotel. The Run became an instant favourite with the locals of Spetses and its visitors. The classic British style is a perfect match for the aristocratic character of the island and the aesthetic of the hotel, which is reminiscent of the French Riviera. The Greek Tweed Run has acquired its own distinct identity, with the unique combination of its English influence and the local traditions.
Everyone joins together to enjoy moments of relaxation while enjoying the Spetsian scenery. Cycle rides next to the horse and carriages, picnics with a view of the Argosaronic to the sound of jazz, stops for tea with an air of the English countryside, pageants for the most well-dressed appearances and prizes for the best bikes, races and treasure hunts amongst the historic monuments of Spetses, plus leg-pulling among friends and smiling faces, are all part of the three-day event, which culminates in a huge party in the Poseidonion lobby that recalls the music and dancing of yesteryear.
WHEN: April 21-23.
WHERE: Poseidonion Grand Hotel, Dapia, Spetses, tel: 229.807.4553. To register for this year’s Tweed Run, visit HERE: