Knights Templar, Compasses and Cross

The fourth of ACME's Winter 100k Brevet Series. A themed 105k tour of Knights Templar related locations. Again, an opportunity to ECE for some autumn points. Ridden all 4 in the Winter Series? Collect a shiny!


3 February 2017
Witham, Essex
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Knights Templar Compasses and Cross

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100km cycling event starting from Witham. Controls at Coggeshall, plus 3 information controls. The fourth of ACME's Winter 100k Brevet Series. A themed 105k tour of Knights Templar related locations.

The official start & arrivee is The Battesford Court Wetherspoons pub in Newland Street, good location for breakfast before and post ride refreshments. Early lunch or warming tea/coffee & cake at the the Lordship Tea Room in Writtle. 

Visit the ACME spiritual home for a huffer lunch at The Compasses in Littley Green. Call in to the Cressing Temple Barns for afternoon cake, a location heavily steeped in Knights Templar legend. 

Passing a Square & Compasses, second Compasses and controlling at a third Compasses gives a full house of compasses pubs on this Essex Mystery tour.

There will be car parking available at The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road CM8 2EE. Frequent train services from London and Norwich/Ipswich/Colchester can also get you to Witham with minimum fuss, directions to the start less than 5 minutes away by bike will be provided in the info sheet. Instant validation of your brevet. 

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The 2018 route has been changed from the previous years.

The Provisional GPS track can be downloaded from here 

The Provisional Route Sheet can be downloaded from here

 

Essex 3Rs 

The first of ACME's Winter 100k Brevet Series, there're 4 in all. A reverse of the summer 'A Little Essex R&R' with opportunity to ECE for some autumn points. Ride all 4 and earn a shiny!!


4 November 2017 10:00
Witham, Essex
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The Essex Rivers & Reservoirs Reversed

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The official start & arrivee is The Battesford Court Wetherspoons pub in Newland Street, good location for breakfast before and post ride refreshments.  Arrivée instant brevet validation.

Taking it steady there's tea & cake elevenses at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre and/or early lunch in Maldon and afternoon cake in Stock. 

Faster riders could get to the Stock cafe control for lunch. Maldon would be an ideal lunch stop opportunity if ECE'ing to 200k with 50 already in the bank at Witham. 

There will be car parking available at The Labour Hall, Collingwood Road CM8 2EE. A £1 donation to be collected on the day which represents excellent value for money for all day parking in Witham. 

Frequent train services from London (check for engineering works) and Norwich/Ipswich/Colchester can also get you to Witham with minimum fuss, directions to the start less than 5 minutes away by bike will be provided in the info sheet. 

To download the gpx track click here 

To download the routesheet track click here

 

The Stansted Airport Express

No. 2 of the ACME Winter Series: a trip to West Essex, passing Hatfield Forest & Stansted Airport; back via Thaxted. Wetherspoons start & finish with an excellent cyclists' café control at Thremhall Park 52km


Witham, Essex
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The Stansted Airport Express

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Car parking available at the Labour Hall, Collingwood Road, Witham CM8 2EE. Manned finish control with 'instant validation'. A mid-morning start offers the option of a civilised extension to 200km

To download the gpx track click here

To download the routesheet click here

 

The Kelvedon Oyster

109km cycling event starting from Kelvedon, Essex. Controls at Pebmarsh, Rowhedge and West Mersea, plus 2 information controls


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The Kelvedon Oyster

Kelvedon Oyster

The third of ACME's 100k Winter Brevet Series. Ride the whole series of four for a shiny. The ride starts from Kelvedon which is on the main London to Norwich line (cheap parking on a Saturday).

There are plenty of eating options in Rowhedge, West Mersea and Heybridge and the opportunity to sample a Colchester Native oyster at the West Mersea control. 

Start and Finish at The Railway Tavern. Depending on numbers, a 9.30 start should be available on the day.

Start and Finish at The Railway Tavern. Depending on numbers, a 9.30 start should be available on the day.

To download the gpx track click here

To download the Route Sheet click here