Vintage cyclists set for city centre tour

Big ride for Birmingham.

On Sunday 22nd June, over a hundred cyclists will gather for Birmingham’s fourth annual Big Vintage Ride. Dressed in vintage attire and some riding vintage bicycles, they will celebrate the long-standing appeal of the bicycle as a sustainable and enjoyable means of transport.

The event is inspired by the Tweed Run which was first held in London in January 2009 and organised by London Fixed Gear and Single Speed, an online cycling forum. Various tweed rides, using a similar format, have since been held in cities around the world, throughout America as well as in Tokyo and Western Australia.

The day will begin at 2pm with an informal picnic in St Paul’s Square in the Jewellery Quarter (or in the case of rain, the Actress and Bishop). Cyclists will later go for a leisurely ride around the city centre, ending up in the Spotted Dog in Digbeth for an evening of live music and DJs.

The event is free and open to all. Vintage bicycles are optional.