Tweed ride includes Empress stopover

What began as a cycling fundraiser in England in 2009 has reached Victoria.

Dress up in your duds for Tweed Ride Victoria on May 7. Proceeds will help buy a bike stretcher ambulance for rural health clinics in Malawi.

The ride begins at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and includes costume judging on Government Street and a rest for tea at Government House.

Cyclists are encouraged to wear at least one item of tweed clothing. The ride ends at Penny Farthing Pub in Oak Bay.

For more information, or to register, visit www.tweedridevictoria.com.