Hereward the Wake 300

301km cycling event starting from Dunmow, Essex. Controls at Cambridge, Whittlesey, Newport Pagnell, Biggleswade and Dunmow., plus 8 information controls.

A simple event, with a Friday evening start and easy night-time navigation. Two 24 hour garage controls, a motorway services and some long sections need a self-sufficient attitude. Brunch at the finish, included.

Optional pre-ride curry. The route follows the Cam valley to Cambridge, then up into the Fens, crossing the River Ouse several times on a gently undulating route, via some attractive lanes and interesting towns and villages.

Key Information

Distance 300km (309km)
Speed 15-30 km/h
Duration 20h 00m
Climb 1107m
AAA Points 0
Category BRM
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 3
Event Number 24-414
GPS files available from organiser? Yes
Mudguards Required? Yes
Toilets as Start? Yes
Shoestring Event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers? Yes
Secure(ish) luggage storage at start? Yes
Parking at start? Yes
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start and/or finish? Yes
eBrevet Available?


Route Detail

Links and Downloads

2024 Event
Please be aware that the final files may not have been uploaded onto the site at time of accessing this page. Prior year files may have been provided for information/planning purposes, these are easily identifiable as the year is include in the filename. The final files are normally available the week before an event – following the route check.
Safety Notice
The organiser may have identified hazards along the route, such as flooding, road closures, potholes etc., and possibly provided alternative routes to avoid them.

Please take time to review the information/routesheet documents.

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