U.K. bicyclist Tim Fry was on a leisurely ride through the woods with a friend when he stumbled across an illegal rave. Luckily for us, Fry captured it all on his GoPro.
The video begins with Fry on a dirt trail through Devil’s Dyke in South Downs National Park this past Sunday. Suddenly a slew of parked cars and dancing ravers begin to appear. Fry continues on the ride, and you get to hear a little bounce, ghetto house and even some progressive house music on the ride. There are some pretty shocked hikers on the trail as well.
Fry sums it up best at the end of the clip where he says "that can't be official". Pretty much no permit everything right there...
Here's the report from Metro.co.uk:
The rave kicked off on Saturday night and soon after police started to receive complaints from nearby Poynings and Saddlescombe residents.
At its height on Sunday officers estimated around 2,000 people were present with up to seven sound systems and about 400 vehicles.
However, police did not disperse the crowd due to darkness, rain, and the number of officers available, said a spokesperson for Sussex Police.
By 7am on Monday everyone had gone and just one car remained – which had broken down."
Chief superintendent Wayne Jones told Metro, "Such gatherings are unlicensed, illegal parties often held on land which is not owned by the organizers. These raves can cause a huge amount of disruption to local residents and damage to the land."
‘Where we can we will attend a report at the earliest opportunity to try to bring it to a safe conclusion," said Jones. "When a large number of people are already at the site it is not always possible for us to shut down the rave safely with the police resources available at that time."
Sources: Metro.co.uk via YourEDM