Friday, 25 February 2011

Tweed de France?

Lord Bassington-Bassington has long been an admirer of pop combo Kraftwerk, who prove that Germans can make pop music as well as classical music (that they know their neofolk is beyond all doubt). And as he thinks bicycles are a rather splendid invention (if a little impractical for Basset hounds), he has enjoyed Kraftwerk's tributes to the Tour de France races.

But while his lordship find both the music and images in these two versions of Kraftwerk's "Tour de France" are very enjoyable, there seems to be something missing. His lordship can't quite put his paw on it, but it is possibly something... sartorial. Perhaps the film below can shed some light on the matter?

The fetching chap-hop on the soundtrack is, of course, by Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer.

Oh, how Lord Bassington-Bassington sorely wishes he could attend this year's tweed run. Some day, though. Sigh.


  1. Is it only me that sees a problem in combining competitive cycling with tightly woven woolly clothes?

    Absolutely grand poster, though...

  2. But the point of the Tweed Run isn't to compete, it is to cycle at a leisurely pace and enjoy the ride.

    But yes, I see your point, one probably wouldn't want to do the full Tour de France in tweed breeches.