21 Reasons Why You Should Ride The Dunwich Dynamo

A 120 mile cycle through the night from Hackney in London to the disappearing beach at Dunwich in Suffolk. This year’s ride will take place on the night of Saturday 16 July. Chapeau!

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1. Everyone gathers at Pub on the Park on London Fields in Hackney


2. The 120 mile (200 kilometre) ride takes in the Essex and Suffolk countryside. Not that you will see much of it.


The event is a free 'turn-up-and-ride' event - on the Saturday night nearest a full moon in July.

3. Everyone has their own idea of what to pack and how to prepare.


4. A handy foldable route map, distributed at the start, will help you find your way.


5. You can literally ride whatever you want.

8. You pass through some beautiful parts of the countryside as it quickly becomes night.

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Places like Moreton, Dunmow, and Finchingfield. Many of the pubs stay open to cheer on the riders.

13. The sunrise over the Suffolk countryside is particularly epic at that time of the morning.


17. STOP! Salt water ahead.

19. A breakfast of champions awaits. Awarded to those who cycle 120 miles through the night.

21. And if that's not for you, then there's always the Dalston Dynamo.


9pm Depart London Fields.

9.05pm Rest stop. Spurstowe Arms.

9.30pm. Fully rested, we press on to our destination.

9.35pm Arrive at Dalston, Land of Kings

Congratulations. You have completed the first annual Dalston Dynamo.

Hardened cyclists may wish to ride back, following the same route, for celebratory Kronenbourg in the Park, followed by watching the sunrise from inside the Dolphin.

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