Anyone doing the Dunwich Dynamo 24?

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hamster
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Anyone doing the Dunwich Dynamo 24?

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As in the title, is anyone else planning to ride the Dunwich Dynamo?
freeflow
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Re: Anyone doing the Dunwich Dynamo 24?

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I join it at Finchingfield, starting from near Haverhill, to Dunwich then back again (using a different route) for a round trip of 250km. I've started in London once before. It was a tedious ride until I got well past Epping.
awavey
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Re: Anyone doing the Dunwich Dynamo 24?

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every year Ill say Ill do it next year, every next year I manage to avoid it, though I do often ride to Dunwich as its rather local.

maybe next year ;)
deeferdonk
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Have travelled down from the midlands to do it before and really enjoyed it, unfortunately since they started even banning folding bikes on the local trains the day after, the logistics haven't worked out for me. It's easier to go and do "Ride to the Sun" and get back from Edinburgh!
rareposter
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deeferdonk wrote: 5 Jul 2024, 9:10am ...unfortunately since they started even banning folding bikes on the local trains the day after, the logistics haven't worked out for me.
We cycled to Cambridge one year and got the train from there, no restrictions. Unfortunately it was another 80 miles on top of the 120 or so to get to Dunwich! Has to be said, I don't think we were the most fragrant of people on the train... :oops:

But yes, the logistics of getting back has always been annoying with that ride, I've done it about a dozen times and never found anything that really works "easily". In the days when trains from Ipswich were a thing, you could book onto specific services and I remember setting off from the beach one day, nice easy 40 miles down to Ipswich... Then one of the guys got a puncture, took ages to fix, it started raining and we ended up in full TTT mode down a main road to make it to the station on time. Absolutely soaked.

And one year the train stopped at Colchester due to a vehicle hitting the bridge ahead so it threw everyone off in the middle of Colchester (also in the pouring rain) and basically left us to our own devices to get home.
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