Dunwich Dynamo 2008
June 27, 2008
Only three weeks to go until this year’s edition of the iconic 120 mile night ride from London Fields in Hackney to the lost city of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast.
Southwark Cyclists have a page with a ton of detail and a facility to buy coach tickets for the return trip.
I expect the routine will be something like:
- 8pm Arrive at London Fields in Hackney
- 9pm Set off around sunset
- 1am Arrive at the feed stop in Great Waldingfield Lavenham
- 2am Set off for the last 60 mile run to the sea
- 5am arrive at Dunwich around sunrise
The first train back to London leaves from Dunmow Darsham at 8.45am and arrives at Liverpool Street around 11am (after a change at Ipswich).
Dunmow Darsham is around four miles from Dunwich but you could ride the extra 30 miles to Ipswich and get an earlier train if you’re keen.
In fact, you could just ride all the way back to London if you’re super keen but 240 miles is probably a little too much fun in one day for me.
Remember to book a bike space if you’re pre-booking your train ticket as there are bound to be quite a few of us wanting to catch the train and those with reservations will get priority if the train people get twitchy.
Thanks to Edward for digging up this coverage of last year’s event:
A record 700 riders started in 2006 but only 450 in 2007 due to the horrendous weather.
No doubt a good forecast this year will see more riders out than ever before.