Hereward the Wake 300 Calendar Event 2022

This page is for downloading alternative versions of the GPS files for this, Tom Deakins' calendar event, starting from Churchend, Great Dunmow, on Friday 28 May 2021 around 9pm-ish — in the evening!  If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.  The GPS files are below the map.

The GPS routes given on this page were ridden the last five years (except 2020) and have been updated for changes to the locations of info controls this year, as well as new start and finish points.  The routes were generated from this route on on RideWithGPS.

The route is given as a single 300km route, or 3x 100km route files — it's your choice which you use.  Some people don't trust their GPS beyond 200km and so should use the 3x shorter routes; others are happy with one single file.  They are named such that you can load both onto the same unit and switch mid-ride.

NOTE — There are eight information controls on this ride this year!  The GPX files contain points of interest (POIs) for all controls, including info controls, which appear on the map and can be used as waypoints.  The TCX files contain cuepoints of the same, which beep and show up on the screen as you approach and when you pass.

Don't forget to take a pencil with you to write the info answers.  And the routesheet, just in case!

The Routesheet

You can download the official ride-information and routesheet from here.

The GPS Files

IMPORTANT — make sure you understand which version of the following GPS files are most suitable for your device.

  • Garmin Edge devices — new 500, new 700, 800/810/820, 1000, 1030 — use TCX; 10,000 points should be okay
  • The RideWithGPS IQ App also allows direct download from the pinned track to the latest Garmin Edge units with mobile connection
  • Older Garmin Edge devices — you're in a murky area in that TCX should work, but you may get a more reliable result from GPX; 10,000 points should be okay
  • Wahoo devices — TCX 10k, or "pin" the RideWithGPS route
  • Older Garmin devices — GPX and either 250-point or 500-point depending on which device.

Make sure you test these files out on your device before you start!

The full-route files are provided as a single TCX or GPX each.  However, the rest of the GPS routes, where the route is split into multiple GPS files, are provided as a ZIP file for each format — you require all of the files in the ZIP file!

The route is provided as a single course for the whole 100km — FULL.  There are no out-and-back sections.

There are additional notes in the organiser's notes and routesheet, including cautions and alternative routes. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself with the route and any reported hazards before you start, especially as none of this information is included in the GPS files!

This is the official, updated route starting from 31 The Causeway, Great Dunmow, Essex CM6 2AA.

Note: screen-name starts HTW_.

Note: made a slight update on 28 May (day of the ride), but it's inconsequential in the final few km, and the difference in distance is only about 100m.


If you're still having GPS problems or have a question about GPS then email Nick.

If you have a question for the event organiser, then email Tom Deakins.