07:00 pm - 09:00 pmEvent Category: Click to Register
PUB ON THE PARK, LONDON FIELDS
19 Martello St, Hackney, London, E8 3PE
**Please note: 2020 event date has not yet been confirmed**
AT THE MOMENT THE PLAN IS TO BE ON SATURDAY 25TH JULY
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Join us for the unique cycling experience that is Dunwich Dynamo! It is as they say…”The stuff of legends!”
Be warned – this is not a ride for the faint hearted! In a nutshell it’s 120 Miles with 4,242ft of climbing, through the night with no sleep!
Here is the route:
We will meet at 6:00 pm at the Royal Inn On The park, with the intention of setting off no later than 7pm. It is going to be VERY difficult for all of us to stick together for the entire ride, so if you don’t want to cycle solo, try to pair up with people of similar pace! We will however, all meet on the beach at the end for a well earned rest, beer and swim!
The start is very slow getting out of London, but given there is over 3000 cyclists, we will no doubt be split into groups of 2, 3 or 4 very quickly.
Here is the exact meeting point: https://goo.gl/maps/Z9tocb12BNp
It’s VERY difficult to stick together on this ride, due to the sheer amount of people and the darkness! However, we will do our best, please buddy up with people of a similar pace use the following stops to regroup and fuel up:
35Km – White Heart Inn – Moreton – Quick stop to re-group after getting out of London – Quick water top up/pint 😉
50 Km – The Black Lion – High Roding – Good for food (Has a BBQ)
95 Km – Sudbury Fire Station – Sudbury – Main Stop –with lots of food options
150 Km – Lemonade Stall – Framlingham – Regroup and fluid top up for the final push
There are lots of stops on route, feel free to use any of them but if you want to keep with us we recommend sticking to these and looking out for the Clapham Cycle Jerseys as you pass!
WHAT TO BRING
Back pack and or rear bike rack – Essential to fit in some if not all of the following the following:
It will be pitch black, so have plenty of reflective clothing and lights – I personally think you need 2x front lights, one to shine ahead and one to shine at the road so you can look for potholes.
There are lots of people in fancy dress, with bikes lit up like Christmas trees, so feel free to be creative!
Bring 2x water bottles if you can & plenty of food, helmet, warm clothing (it gets chilly on the beach!), cash, spare inner tubes, Garmin’s are useful but not essential as you will always see a train of red lights heading the same way.
There are a few junctions where you could potentially take a wrong turn (most are marked), so I would advise, if you end up alone, waiting for cyclists to appear behind you before making a turn. (There are also maps available to buy at the start)
Bring a towel
One of the best parts for me is the swim in the sea once you reach Dunwich (great way to cool down those aching muscles!), so if you fancy it bring a towel. I also packed some comfy pumps and tracksuit bottoms, which made the chill out on the beach and coach journey a lot more comfy!
Its not a race – Although many people try to hit the beach in records times, it’s important to note that this is not a race, and most people stop at 3 or 4 times at least over the 120 miles. There are numerous pubs which stay open very late, and the locals turn their front gardens into fuel stops (coffee, bacon rolls, and cakes). There is are also people dotted along the route with foot pumps should you need them. This is a very social ride, and people will stop if you run into trouble.
Book a coach or AirBnb – Personally I would book a coach, as you will need to wait round for hours in most cases to check into a hotel. Trains back are a nightmare (So I’ve heard), some very brave souls cycle back, but I would only advise this if you are pro or a bit crazy (like me this year!)