My road to Dunwich...
Writing this down means I cannot drop out: I am going to be cycling from London to the Suffolk coast. 200km in fact. For a very good cause of course…
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Writing this down means it is all very real and I cannot drop out: I am going to be cycling from London (Hackney) to the Suffolk coast. 200km apparently.
And in the dark...
My cycle to work is just over 7km. Easy transition right?! Errrmmm...not convinced. What I am convinced at, however, is that to raise money for charity, I need to push myself out of my comfort zone...and this definitely ticks that box.
Whilst I may be a confident rider, the furthest I have cycled is about 30 miles, many years ago!
Training is a must and I anticipate hard hours ahead. Though, always looking on the bright side, a bonus is that the route is relatively flat. A few training sessions including Sheffield hills and it'll all be fine. Won't it?
All this is in the name of charity - an incredibly worthwhile charity that S4S, my employer, is supporting for 2018: Dentaid.
Read more about the fantastic work that they do here: https://dentaid.org/
The Dunwich Dynamo
The event takes place on Saturday the 28th/Sunday 29th of July, where a full moon helps to ease navigation (it's only semi-organised...you have to navigate yourself) and light the roads that get progressively smaller and darker as you leave the bright lights of the city...
As a writer for the Guardian is far better versed than I am at communicating via words, please see below:
"The Dunwich Dynamo is a roughly 120-mile bike ride to the Suffolk coast, on a date sometime near the fullest moon between the end of June and mid-July, setting off from Hackney’s London Fields park around 8pm and arriving at the beach sometime after dawn.
If the description seems a little hazy that’s because the ride is technically unorganised. There is no registration, no timer and no number to pin on to your cycle jersey."
It's going to be fun. I think.
Event is completed
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