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Video: Sudbury’s Torque Bikes stays open all night to assist cyclists in the Dunwich Dynamo

PUBLISHED: 11:00 14 July 2014

Leighton Taylor (left) and Paul Keating from Torque Bikes

Leighton Taylor (left) and Paul Keating from Torque Bikes

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A west Suffolk cycling shop pulled an all-nighter to carry out emergency repairs on riders travelling to the county’s coast from east London.

This Saturday was the third year the hardy staff at Torque Bikes in Sudbury have stayed open all night to aid cyclists taking part in the madcap Dunwich Dynamo.

Established more than 20 years ago by the Southwark Cyclists, the race leaves Hackney at around 8pm and snakes its way across the country to Dunwich, with around 2,000 riders taking part in this year’s challenge.

Torque Bikes Leighton Taylor said: “You wouldn’t believe the amount of people who have mechanical problems.

“Sometimes we see them again and some of them use us for repairs and stuff, so it’s definitely worth doing.”

Nearby Weston’s Cafe also stayed open through the night to provide refreshments at the challenge’s half-way point.

A 50-year-old man from Cambridgeshire who was arrested after a fatal crash on the A140 on Tuesday will appear in court tomorrow to face dangerous driving charges.

Emergency services including firefighters, police and paramedics are at the scene of a serious crash in Lowestoft.

An Essex father who threw a corrosive liquid at a teenager outside a popular restaurant in Walton-on-the-Naze will now face years behind bars.

A jealous Suffolk man who fired a BB gun at a car after finding text messages from the vehicle’s owner on his partner’s phone has been jailed for ten months.

A group of men from London are facing drugs charges and money laundering offences after a police chase on the A14 at the weekend.

A former geography teacher from Essex says that schoolchildren should be taught more about what to do if a natural disaster occurs after getting caught up in the earthquake which hit Kos last week.

Drivers heading home from work in west Suffolk this evening could face long delays on the A11 after a lorry tipped over on the southbound carriageway near Barton Mills.

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