Published on: Thursday, 18 May 2023
Last updated: Thursday, 22 June 2023
Train operator Greater Anglia is advising cyclists taking part in Dunwich Dynamo they will not be able to transport their bicycles back to London by rail after the event.
There are six cycle spaces on each of Greater Anglia’s intercity trains – but this is not enough for the large number of cyclists who take part in the event, which takes place on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 July.
On Saturday 1 July, the usual six cycles per train rule will apply on the mainline. Cyclists must reserve a space in advance . Six cycles will also be permitted on local services on a first-come first served basis.
Cycles will not be permitted on intercity or local services to/from Ipswich and Lowestoft to Norwich on Sunday 2 July, and on local Lowestoft to Ipswich/Norwich services on Monday 3 July.
James Steward, Greater Anglia Area Customer Services Manager, said: "Unfortunately we are unable to support the Dunwich Dynamo as we are unable to offer mass transit for the large number of cyclists involved
"Our intercity trains have six cycle spaces each and there is no limit on the number of folding bikes we can carry, but this is not sufficient for the number of event participants.
"We are advising cyclists to find an alternative way to transport their bikes back to London.
"We’re sorry not to be able to help participants, but these restrictions are in place for the safety of our passengers and these rules will also help to maintain a reliable and punctual service. We would like to thank the cyclists and organisers in advance for their cooperation and understanding.”