Essex and Suffolk Borders 200

Permanent version of the ‘Essex and Suffolk Borders 200’ with controls in Manningtree, Saffron Walden, Buntingford, Lavenham and Manningtree. The ride goes to Buntingford & back, crossing in & out of Essex, Suffolk, Cambs & Herts. No major climbs and yet there’s nearly 2,000 m of climbing.

THIS IS A PERMANENT EVENT, if you want to ride it as a calendar event version you can get more details here: Essex and Suffolk Borders 200.

The route is based on one of Herman Ramsey’s original rides. It starts from Manningtree, which has good easy public transport access from London, Colchester, Stowmarket, Norwich etc. The first control is Saffron Walden and the westernmost control is in Buntingford. The return leg is via an Manuden, Radwinter, Steeple Bumpstead and Long Melford, with the final control in the historic village of Lavenham.

The route passes through many of the amazing areas, villages and towns of the region, including Dedham Vale AONB, Bures, Finchingfield, Saffron Walden, The Pelhams, Stoke by Clare, Long Melford, Lavenham and Boxford.

Validation can be done via traditional methods or gpx.

You can use E-Brevet proof of passage on this event
This would be a great first 200 km ride for anyone stepping up the distance, or if new to audax, as it’s a relatively simple route without too much climbing.

For anyone new to audax full stop there is a great video explaining the process here below

Key Information

Distance 200km (207km)
Speed 14.3-30 km/h
Duration 14h 00m
Climb 1433m
AAA Points 0
Category BRM
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 2
Event Number 24-257
GPS files available from organiser? Yes
Mudguards Required?
Toilets as Start? Yes
Shoestring Event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers? Yes
Secure(ish) luggage storage at start?
Parking at start? Yes
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start and/or finish? Yes
eBrevet Available? Yes


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