‘Dunwich Dynamo’ cyclists must book ahead to reserve cycle space on Greater Anglia’s trains

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Cyclists taking part in the popular Dunwich Dynamo cycle event in July should take note of special cycle restrictions brought in by Greater Anglia to keep services running smoothly.

In order to maintain a punctual and safe service, Greater Anglia will introduce the following cycle restrictions on the network on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, as it has done for this event in previous years.

The restrictions are as follows:

Saturday 28 July - Only the normal number of bikes will be permitted on our trains (6 bikes on Mainline services between Norwich and London, and 4 on all other routes)

Sunday 29 July - NO bikes will be allowed on trains between Lowestoft, Darsham and Ipswich, and Lowestoft and Norwich. This includes bike frames, bike parts and folding bikes. A special timetable will be in operation for Intercity services leaving Ipswich between 0900 and 1500, on which 50 bikes will be permitted to travel on trains to London. A special reservation will be required and be can obtained at www.greateranglia.co.uk/dunwich-dynamo-reservation. Booking closes at midday on Sunday 22nd July. All other routes will only allow the normal number of 4 bikes per train.

As an alternative to talking the train, cyclists are advised that the organisers of the event offer a coach and van return service to London on the Sunday which can be booked at https://southwarkcyclists.org.uk/product/dunwich-dynamo-xxvi-2829-july-2...

James Steward, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “These restrictions are in place for the safety of our passengers and these rules will also help to maintain a reliable and punctual service.

“A no-restrictions policy compromises our ability to operate the normal service, incurs delays and potential missed connections and inconveniences other rail passengers. Our local train fleet is not designed to have cycles piled up in the seating area.

“What we've developed is an alternative for users which is the most practical option given the resources available.”