The Isle of Lewis’s first ever Harris Tweed Bike Ride will take place on the 13th of August to launch the Harris Tweed Festival day at An Lanntair. Up to 50 riders, boasting some of their favourite items of Harris Tweed will follow a route around Stornoway as part of this celebration of the famous cloth. Leaving from An Lanntair at 10am the riders will follow a route through Stornoway with a scheduled stop-off staying with the Tweed theme. The ‘Harris Tweed peloton’ will then return to An Lanntair to celebrate with tea and a scone and the presentation of the “geansaidh buidhe” – a hand knitted yellow jersey in finest bobbin wool.
There will be a £5 registration fee for all riders taking part, all funds raised will be donated to Action for Children.
Booking essential as places are limited.
All riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
9am – 9.30am: Arrival and orientation
9.30am: Briefing for riders on the route
10.45am: Finish, tea and scones, and presentation of the “geansaidh buidhe” for the best dressed rider.
At least one week before the Harris Tweed Bike Ride, participants will receive a welcome email and full instructions, a map of the cycle route around Stornoway and details and timings. Any questions before then, please feel free to email email@example.com
Note: Roads will not be closed for this event. All riders must follow the Highway Code for cyclists, wear a helmet, be responsible for ensuring that their bike is roadworthy. Riders participate at their own risk.