Welcome to Tom Deakins' Audax Events
This site contains GPS files for Tom Deakins' upcoming audax cycling events. Unless otherwise stated, all events start from Churchend, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 2AE, usually from one of the two church halls.
A good and rolling early-season 200 from Great Dunmow in Essex. A mix of quieter B roads with some lovely lanes in Suffolk and Norfolk. Commercial controls with food at the start and finish included in the entry fee. A week earlier this year, so a good partner to riding the Pork Pie as well!
This ride is ideal to extend to 300 by ECEing from Cambridge, or even extend to 320km for that first double-Imperial-century of the season.
[Enter the 200 >][19-389]
[Enter the 100 >][19-230]
[13 April — The Woodman 100 >][19-419] and [The Woodman's Daughter 50 >][19-416]
A trip around the woods of mid-Essex at bluebell time. 50km has alternative on- and off-road routes which can be mixed and matched – ultra-low minimum speed of 8.3kph on the 50km event gives 6 hours to take your time to enjoy a leisurely day out.
GPS files coming soon …
[Enter the Woodman 100 >][19-419]
[Enter 50km event >][19-416]
Possibly the flattest ride out of Essex, with only 2,500m of climbing concentrated in the first and last 50km, The Flatlands 600 is a perennial favourite. It's looking likely that this will be a well-populated ride, as it's the most obvious 600km PBP qualifier in the East Anglian region.
[Enter The Flatlands 600 >][19-549]
22 June — Fenland Friends 600 — PBP Quali > and [Yorkshire Via Essex 600 — PBP Quali >][19-382]
Possibly the flattest ride out of Essex, with only 2,500m of climbing concentrated in the first and last 50km, but in the opposite direction to the original Flatlands.
Fenland Friends is run on the same day as [Yokrshire via Essex 600][19-382] and riders can expect to pass each other twice during the event.
These two events will be last-gasp 600km qualifiers for PBP, so likely to be quite busy.
[Enter Fenland Friends 600 >][19-398]
[Enter Yokrshire via Essex 600 >][19-382]
Tom Deakins' classic overnight raid of Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, starting from Great Dunmow, Essex, at 9pm, and heading in a big triangle through the night to Whittlesey via Cambridge, then Newport Pagnell, and back to base for brunch. Always popular — a really lovely experience through the night.
[Enter Hereward the Wake >][19-414]
Tom Deakins' permanent event starting from Great Dunmow, Essex.
[Enter Boudicca's Revenge 200km perm >][TD03]
Tom Deakins' permanent event starting from Witham, Essex.
[Enter The ACME Ten Tons perm >][TD07]