Kingdom of the East Saxons 400

400km cycling event starting from Dunmow, Essex. Controls at Reed, Clare, Harwich, Clacton, Churchend, Dunmow, Billericay, Maldon and Churchend, Dunmow., plus 5 information controls.

1st day of 263km, with food, tlc and an optional sleep stop back at base, then a 146km loop on Sunday, mostly within the boundary of the Saxon Kingdom. From the chalk hills of the NW to the marshy coast.

Includes four trips to coastal estuaries: the Stour, Colne, Blackwater and Crouch, as well as passing along the ‘Essex Sunshine Coast’ from Walton-on-the-Naze to Clacton-on-Sea. Contrasting green welly & combine harvester Essex with the land of the white stiletto & chav-mobile. Info controls keep riders mostly to the prettier lanes, but there are a number of additional good café and pub-stop options. There’s a need for self-sufficiency on some of the night stages with ATM/info controls for proof of passage. Food at the start, meal voucher at the Harwich cafe control [156km], 268km [back at base] and finish included in the entry fee.

Key Information

Distance 400km (400km)
Speed 15-30 km/h
Duration 27h 00m
Climb 3027m
AAA Points 0
Category BRM
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 4
Event Number 23-167
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?


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