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PHOTOS: Tweed Ride Reykjavík

PHOTOS: Tweed Ride Reykjavík


Published May 30, 2016

The fourth Tweed Ride in Reykjavík took place on the weekend with almost 100 people participating. The tradition of the Tweed Ride originally started in London and but as now become an annual event in Iceland as well.

The participants got dressed up in typical English old-fashioned clothing and brought their antique bikes to Hallgrímskirkja church on top of Skólavörðustígur. The ride went from the church down to The Pond (Tjörnin) where the riders turned west for Hringbraut. From there they headed for refreshments at Matur og Drykkur at Grandagarður. Finally, the riders headed back east for Kex Hostel for a final celebration.

Awards for the best dressed and best bicycles went to the following:

Best dressed woman: Ragnhildur Eiríksdóttir (Geysir)
Best dressed man: Hróbjartur Guðmundsson (Kormákur & Skjöldur)
Best bicycle: Hróbjartur Guðmundsson (Bikestore Berlin)
Best restored bicycle: Ragnar Jóhannsson (Hendricks’ Gin)

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