Monday, October 17, 2011

Corrinna & Tim: Feelin' the Need for Tweed

This past Saturday the first annual Tweed Ride Toronto took place bringing together approximately 400 tweed riders in the downtown core.

The worldwide event originated in London in 2009 celebrating style and cycling in the name of charity. Locally, tickets were sold for $15, which included high tea, a swag bag, dinner and a party.  And to spice things up, prizes were awarded for "Most Distinguished Chap", "Most Lovely Lady" and "Most Awe-Inspiring Moustache."

All proceeds going to Bikes Without Borders -- a non-profit organization using bikes and bike-related solutions to assist marginalized communities in both developing and developed worlds.

Looking dapper in their vintage tweed, Corrinna and Tim loved the whole experience.  "It was great to see everyone dressed up -- all for the same cause," said Tim, who also commented on the Occupy Toronto rally, which ran simultaneously.  "On one side of the street you have all these angry people and on the other, all these happy tweed riders.  It was quite interesting."

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