Knights Templar Compasses 100

The 4th of ACME’s 100k Winter Brevet Series. Starting from Witham, there are plenty of eating options in Writtle, Littley Green and Cressing.

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.

E-brevet validation is available. If you want to embrace the tech, visit and follow the instructions there. Enter in the usual way here, then sometime before the start download the E-Brevet for this ride, set the Brevet Code on your E-Brevet App to 24-204 and then click ‘Download Brevet’.

Key Information

Distance 100km (104km)
Speed 12-25 km/h
Duration 8h 40m
Climb 800m
AAA Points 0
Category BP
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 0
Event Number 24-204
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? Close-by
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start and/or finish?
eBrevet Available? Yes


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