So, better late than never…
This year a small group of us decided to run the Dunwich Dynamo. It’s a 120 mile ride through the night from London Fields to Dunwich. The set up itself couldn’t be more stripped down and beautifully simple with electric tea lights illuminating the right turnings at each junction, although half the time there are plenty of other riders to follow. Our only concern was the forecasted storms but somehow we managed to stay dry.
The ride itself was quite amazing, going along winding country roads for the most part with rolling hills and beautifully murky scenery. For the first couple of hours we thought best to get into the spirit of things and make the most of the dozens of pubs which stay open late for the occasion. We soon knuckled down and the miles ticked over seamlessly.
We stopped for some food in a massive church hall for a solid refuel of soup, bread, muffins, coffee…all the good things, and soon enough the sun started to come up.
Three punctures and many miles later we were within the final agonizing mile of the beach front. The mileage paled in comparison to the intense fatigue and general mind fuck caused by riding through the night but the brief few minutes of sun when we reached the beach itself made everything worth it. The pebbles provided a comfortable enough bed to rest our weary heads for a bit before we all separated, some grabbing the coaches back and others getting in a few pints and a pub breakfast in.
Big ups to the train service for providing bicycle carriages!
Bring on next year!
Tonight Jack will be hosting Howl At The Moon. We hope to see you all there for a cruise around town with a surprise at the end. Meet at the usual time, 7pm opposite Brick Lane Bikes, leaving at 7.30
A big thanks once again to MarioCranks for a great photo. Check out http://mariocranks.tumblr.com/ for more
Both East London Fixed’s social video and Team Rider Charles Nicholsons videos have been featured in IrieDailys Roundup Blog #110 & #118 go check em out, Thanks guys
Make sure you get out and ride this bank holiday or atleast check out Jevi’s video BLB have thrown up
ELF: Social from Eastlondonfixed on Vimeo.
East London Fixed believes in good riding spirit and a sense of community. We are proud that people are willing to come together, socialise and share passion for fixed bikes. We want everyone to ride, train and have fun regardless your skill or how nice your bike is.
Go out and ride.
To celebrate our good friends Steve Carty and Jocelyn Hebert coming back to London, Steve will be hosting his Toronto ride Monday Night Rehab for one night only. The route and all details will be revealed when we are all together. We meet at the usual place, Brick Lane Bikes at 7pm, leaving 7.30pm sharp. Get there as early as possible so you don’t miss out on the details. It’s going to be a pretty fast paced ride so get kitted up and bring your fastest steed!
Fear not for Tuesday’s ride, we will be relaxing after the intensity of tonight with a return trip to Grenwich. We will also be handing out the allfixedgear x bricklanebikes x eastlondonfixed kits to everyone who put in their pre-orders.
Hope to see you all there tonight!
ELF Rider: Charles Nicholson from Eastlondonfixed on Vimeo.
To kick off this this week and a follow up to our previous video. Here is Charles doing it in style. And we hope to see you all tomorrow for our TNT Session. Ride Safe
You are cordially invited to our second #thearmstrongsessions fundraiser, this Friday 4th July. More details will follow so please keep an eye on our facebook event:
We hope to see you there
ELF Rider: Jevgeni Repponen from Eastlondonfixed on Vimeo.
East London Fixed are a small team of 5 riders passionate about the bikes they ride and how they ride them. We started a Vimeo, go check it out! Heres ELF – Jevi showing us how its done