Tuesday 23 July 2013

Dunwich Dynamo

Last Saturday night a group of CCH riders gathered in London Fields to do the overnight ride to the Dunwich on the Suffolk Coast the "Dunwich Dynamo"

The gathering in front of the Pub in the Park starts around 7pm and from all directions you see cyclists of all varieties riding in. Once maps are purchased from our good friend and CCH stalwart Patrick Fields people begin to leave, there no start time it just happens...

Gathering at London Fields
This year the CCH's ten strong contingent managed to get off around 9pm heading thru' Hackney and up the Lea Bridge Road there is certainly something thrilling about being with hundreds of cyclists on the road. By the time Epping was behind us we had settled in a nice pace and the miles were tumbling by and we, surprisingly, soon found ourselves at the half way (almost) feed stop.

shall we get going?

Suitably refuelled we set off into deepest Suffolk. This part of the journey is my favourite, dawn breaking on the horizon ahead and riding the roads of my youth, only thing missing considering the weather we have been having was sun, we got light drizzle! One last coffee stop at a cottage (any profits made went  to the Local Air Ambulance Service and they even had Yurt set up in garden if you wanted to sleep how great is that!).

Probably the hardest part is the last 10 miles even the slight inclines seem to drain you but the sight of hundreds of happy riders chatting, asleep on the beach, having a dip in a grey looking North Sea! makes it all worthwhile..
Made it! (Paul, Alex and Frank)

Another year and another Dynamo complete all looking forward to the next.

This year's contingent; the two Andys (O'Regan and Bardill), Harry, Wojtek (on his Fixed Gear bike!) ,
Prosper,  Ned, Jon, Alex, first timers Paul, Frank and Mark. (Hi to the other CCH riders who rode, we caught sight of a couple of jerseys in the park)

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