Our first ride of 2012 saw us head from kings lynn to wickham market. day 1 saw an early start and a 72 mile route to ditchingham. the ride took somewhat longer than expected (note for 2013, take a map!) and included a spectacular crash involving chris and jack. this provided chris with several new injuries to add to his collection. both riders and bikes were patched up though for day 2 which saw us taking chips and a ferry at southwold and then enjoying a banquet at chris and mike’s aunt and uncle’s house – a family affair!
eight members of the amosroadclub took part in the dunwich dynamo overnight on saturday 30th june. the 200km or 120 miles is an annual through-the-night bike ride from london to the ancient “city” of dunwich on the suffolk coast, and is held when the moon is at it’s fullest, so riders can bike by moonlight.
the ride is very informal and the team all said how much they enjoyed the community spirit. there is no official starting pistol, you just ride off from london fields in east london. due to the excellent weather of summer 2012, the over night ride was rather chilly, with some riders more prepared for this than others! the rather up and down terrain meant that you could see the red back lights of other riders stretching out in front of you as you rode.
the club members all raised a pound per kilometre, so a £200 each for amos’ partners round the world. they completed the ride in 12 hours and were able to enjoy a quick kip in the sunshine on the beach, before returning to london…by coach. thanks to everyone who took part in this terrific event.