Dunwich Dynamo 2007 28/29 July
15.05.07 by Buffalo Bill
Summer is here? Sort of. All this cold and dampness might convince you otherwise, but the season of night-rides is upon us.
Much favoured by bicycle messengers and other right-minded London cycling folk, the Dunwich Dynamo starts at the Pub on the Park, and finishes at the beach in Dunwich in Suffolk. The distance is around 180k, perhaps 200k if you get lost in the dark in Essex, which sounds a long way, but after reading my post on The Great Triangle, you should consider this jaunt mere bagatelle. It’s mostly flat and is easily ridden on a moderately geared fixed-wheel. Check out the LondonFG/SS ride over here.
The ‘official’ site of the Dun Run is here. The more useful Southwark Cyclists’ DD FAQ page is here. A superb edition of the Bike Show featuring a ride with the father of the Dunwich Dynamo, Patrick Field, a London cycling legend, is here.
Jon of London’s Calling points out that the Dynamo is the same weekend as the official pre-event of the Cycle Messenger World Championships. So if you’re doing London’s Calling, you won’t make the DD. However, Rolling to the Stones is definitely on, so London’s cycle couriers have at least one night ride on the calendar that doesn’t clash with the biggest London messenger event of the year.