The ACME Grand: Up North Again 1000

1000km cycling event starting from Witham, Essex. Controls at Ashwell, Oundle, Retford, Pocklington, Scotch Corner, Bishop Auckland, Yarm, Northallerton, Pocklington, Gainsborough, Boston, Oakham, Chatteris, Newmarket and Witham., plus 1 information control.

At last an easier ACME Grand! Staying in eastern England and using familiar terrain from LELs past, The Flatlands 600 and others. Plenty of ‘budget hotels’ en-route for a civilised sleep every night if needed.

Pub start and finish (or postal) at the Battesford Court Wetherspoons, with car parking for £5 at Witham Labour club. Just one info control where there are no 24-hour facilities, though riders should certainly be prepared for long overnight stages with few facilities.

Key Information

Distance 1000km (1051km)
Speed 13.3-30 km/h
Duration 75h 00m
Climb 3055m
AAA Points 0
Category BRM
Body Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points 10
Event Number 24-374
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?
Parking at start? Yes
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start and/or finish?
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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