Knights Templar Compasses and Cross
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.
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