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Anyone else planning on doing this ride?

120 miles 200km June 30th to July 1st from London Fields to Dunwich in Suffolk.
Starts by the pub in the park at around 9pm and finishes the next morning.
Food hall about half way.

http://www.londonschoolofcycling.co.uk/content.php?id=18

it'd been mentioned before here and there are good accounts of the experience on the guardian, the independent, rapha and other blogs.

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dave atkinson [6148 posts] 3 years ago
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if you're down the wez' country, you could also try the exmouth exodus:

www.exmouthexodus.co.uk

full disclosure: i make the tea and that on this one

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Dredging this up

I'm thinking of doing this, being based in Suffolk, it would be a great way to get up sans car.

We could get a road.cc team

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zzgavin [193 posts] 3 years ago
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That'd be lovely in road.cc jerseys of course  3

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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And socks

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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So, this is tonight/tomorrow.

Good luck everyone.

I'm not doing it, but I'll probably cycle up from Aldeburgh to survey the damage  4

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creepymonkey [31 posts] 3 years ago
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It was perfect. The weather held off, it wasn't too cold and I didn't fall asleep mid ride. Great Success!

I feel sorry for those that were intending to get the train to Ipswich - sounds like the queue was pretty big for the train... The train which is only two carriages and runs every two hours!

I was a lucky one who knew people that lived near by and managed to get the tandem onto a roof rack (with a bit of ghetto modding).

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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There was a taste tailwind most of the way wasn't there?

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creepymonkey [31 posts] 3 years ago
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Raleigh wrote:

There was a taste tailwind most of the way wasn't there?

There was a noticable tail wind at the start although very blustery, but it kind of died off during the night. I like night riding because of its general stillness.

Lack of sleep is not a positive though!

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zzgavin [193 posts] 3 years ago
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I had a great time on the dun run, lovely watching the sun slowly brighten the world. Odd riding at 2am and thinking I've 60 miles still to go. Long bike repair on friends hub geared bike meant for lots of standing about in the cold, though cheesy chips helped...

If you are in London you should give it a go next year, fabulous atmosphere on the beach too.

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Raleigh [1665 posts] 3 years ago
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Yeah, I saw everyone on the beach.

Sleeping, swimming, barbecues, The Ship Inn.

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