Spetses dresses up in its finest to welcome the 5th Tweed RunNostalgic splendour & sartorial elegance with the Poseidonion Grand Hotel
An air of nostalgia will waft through the island of Spetses this autumn as the Tweed Run returns for a fifth year and promises to be even more spectacular than ever! From the 19th to 21st of October 2018 scores of cycling enthusiasts will once again meet up at the iconic Poseidonion Grand Hotel in order to explore the island, dressed up in their finest vintage garb.
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The Tweed Run, which first began in London, has ‘travelled’ to several major cities all over the world and arrived in Greece for the first time in November of 2014 within the context of the centenary celebration of the Poseidonion Grand Hotel. Since then, it has proven to be one of the most popular events on the island of aromas, with the typically British style complementing perfectly the aristocratic character of Spetses.
Classic bicycles, chic appearances dominated by a vintage tweed dress code and English tradition will overtake the island for three days once again as the cyclists indulge in leisurely rides through the Spetses countryside, stopping off at the local beauty spots and enjoying the charm of the island’s culture and surroundings.
A charming bike run with the Argosaronic gulf as a backdrop, traditional picnics accompanied by the sounds of jazz, stop-offs for tea in true British style, beauty pageants for the most impressive dresser, treasure hunts and fun dexterity games are just some of the surprises awaiting participants in the most stylish event of Spetses. The unique three-day affair will reach a climax again this year with an extravagant party in the Poseidonion’s lobby in celebration of the good old days of yesteryear.
Hendrick’s Gin, one of the most well-known British brands of gin, will be sponsoring the event. Known as the ‘most unusual’ Gin, it is one of the top super premium gins to be produced in small quantities and distilled in Girvan Scotland and is sure to make its presence felt at this year’s Tweed Run. The unconventional distillation methods used in combination with the unique blend of extracts such as rose and cucumber make it truly one of its kind. A rare spirit, its complex and refreshing flavour makes it a drink with a distinct character and one of the most best-loved Gins worldwide.
Registrations are now open! Visit www.poseidonion.com/en/the-tweed-run-form for more information and to sign up.
Words by Wendi Ellis