Cycling, fashion and old-world charm

April 28, 2021 BY

The Tweed Ride pairs heritage-inspired outfits, simple harmonic motion and Ballarat’s most beautiful streetscapes.

If you love cycling, fashion or just how beautiful the Ballarat streets are in autumn, the iconic Tweed Ride and Tweed Fashions on the Field are not to be missed on 8 May.

The event sends cyclists dressed in vintage and heritage-inspired outfits of tweeds, velvets, capes and kilts, down Ballarat’s most picturesque streets.

Departing from Pipers Ballarat at 10am, Tweed Ride host Liana Skewes will take riders around Lake Wendouree, down Sturt Street to the Town Hall for a group photo, and then to the finish at the Ballarat Mining Exchange.

“The Ballarat Tweed Ride is my favourite way to see the city I am so proud to call home,” said Ms Skewes.

“It’s a casual event of fashion, cycling and fun, and is open to those aged twelve and above. All bikes are welcome to join us on the 12-kilometre journey that explores some of Ballarat’s most historical locations.”

Cyclists are also invited to attend the Tweed Fashions on the Field event after the ride, which will include a tweed fashion parade with categories including most elegant rider, most dapper rider, most elegant spectator, most dapper spectator, tweediest tot, most magnificent millinery, group of distinction and most stylish steed.

Both the Tweed Ride and the Tweed Fashions on the Field are free events, but registrations are essential. For more information and to book visit

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