Posted on Thursday 16 July 2015 by Martin Hayman
Two key factors dominate the clued-up rider’s approach to the Dunwich Dynamo: the weather forecast and the return trip.
The happy-go-lucky spirit that formerly characterized this summer-night jaunt—“just turn up and ride!”—has been tempered by experience. The apocalyptic conditions that ruled last year’s edition were especially instructive.
This year, the challenge was the return trip. The number of riders turning up at Ipswich station to take an early-morning fast train back to town has grown very large; this year train operator Abellio acted to forestall the chaotic scenes seen there as hundreds of cyclists attempted to board. This meant rationing tickets to the number it could realistically carry—a lot fewer than those who would be wanting them. more »