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In Pictures: Hipsters and fogies young and old invade London for the Tweed Run

Cyclists taking part in the annual event defied the sunny conditions to wear the fabric usually associated with more inclement weather.

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Evie Horsell, 23, is among the cyclists preparing to embark on the Weed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Evie Horsell, 23, is among the cyclists preparing to embark on the Weed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Evie Horsell, 23, is among the cyclists preparing to embark on the Weed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

There was a retro feel to London’s streets on Saturday as lovers of the eponymous woollen fabric embarked on the 2018 Tweed Run.

Usually associated with the country and harsher weather conditions, Saturday’s participants were not going to let a little sunshine dissuade them from donning their favourite garb with plenty of accessories, including Penny Farthing bicycles, in evidence and the capital’s old Gasholders and canals providing a suitably historic backdrop.

And the rise of hipster culture, means the fabric no longer looks out of place in 21st Century London.

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Some cyclists had a lofty view as they crossed Somers Town Bridge spanning London's Regent’s Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Some cyclists had a lofty view as they crossed Somers Town Bridge spanning London's Regent’s Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Some cyclists had a lofty view as they crossed Somers Town Bridge spanning London's Regent’s Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Gasholder Park in King's Cross provided a suitably retro setting for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Gasholder Park in King's Cross provided a suitably retro setting for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Gasholder Park in King's Cross provided a suitably retro setting for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A parasol was the perfect accessory on a sunny day for those taking part in the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A parasol was the perfect accessory on a sunny day for those taking part in the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A parasol was the perfect accessory on a sunny day for those taking part in the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Tweed can be a young man's game too (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Tweed can be a young man's game too (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Tweed can be a young man's game too (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A man, who gave his name as Champagne Charlie from Edinburgh, with his bike in Gasholder Park (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A man, who gave his name as Champagne Charlie from Edinburgh, with his bike in Gasholder Park (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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A man, who gave his name as Champagne Charlie from Edinburgh, with his bike in Gasholder Park (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Double Dutch as Stefan and Lisbeth Willems, from the Netherlands join in the fun (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Double Dutch as Stefan and Lisbeth Willems, from the Netherlands join in the fun (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Double Dutch as Stefan and Lisbeth Willems, from the Netherlands join in the fun (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Evie Horsell, 23, from Brixton, prepares to saddle up (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Evie Horsell, 23, from Brixton, prepares to saddle up (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Evie Horsell, 23, from Brixton, prepares to saddle up (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Somers Town Bridge was one crossing point for those embarking on the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Somers Town Bridge was one crossing point for those embarking on the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Somers Town Bridge was one crossing point for those embarking on the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Tweed clad cyclists cross the Regent's Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Tweed clad cyclists cross the Regent's Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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Tweed clad cyclists cross the Regent's Canal (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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His and hers outfits for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

His and hers outfits for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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His and hers outfits for the Tweed Run (Jonathan Brady/PA)

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