Kingdom of the East Saxons 400 calendar event 2019
This page is for downloading alternative versions of the GPS files for this, Tom Deakins' calendar event, starting from Churchend, Great Dunmow, on Saturday 20 July 2019 at 11.00 — a leisurely start! If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.
The GPS routes given on this page haven't been ridden per se, but the 2016 versions were ridden and these have been checked against those. The routes were generated from this route on on RideWithGPS.
REALLY QUITE IMPORTANT — Between Barkway and the first control at Reed there's a small out-and-back section: make sure you DON'T miss the control at the Silver Ball Café in Reed! There's a similar, but much more obvious and shorter one in Billericay on day 2.
NOTE — There are a number of information controls on this ride! 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 get close and when you pass. There's really no excuse for missing any of them.
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
- 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 use the RWGPS link for pinning the entire route (take care on the out-and-back sections!)
- 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 from your selected ZIP file!
The route is a figure-of-eight and returns to the HQ at just over 270km, which roughly splits it into two days' riding.
The routes are provided as follows:
- a single route for the whole 400km —
- a set of two, one per loop or day —
- a set of six, one per side of each of the loops, breaks at the corners —
- a set of eight routes, one per stage —
Each part starts and ends at a control.
All of the names start
KES. In addition the format (
T for TCX and
G for GPX) as well as the number of points (
10K) are included in the visible name, so you should be able to load multiple sized files at the same time, although please check carefully before you start! For example, the second-day TCX file with 500 points will appear on-screen as
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! Not least of which, there are FIVE information controls — if you're using the TCX then you should get a beep as you approach; with the GPX there should be waypoints shown on-screen.
This is now where it gets complicated — there are a LOT of options here, sorted by how split up the route is, how many points in each part, and whether it's TCX or GPX. You should only need to install one, but you can install multiple.
Updated 15 July 2019 for a minor cycle-path closure along the cliff-top in Clacton-on-Sea.
Updated 19 July 2019 for a minor cycle-path diversion inserted by Google's mapping router and now removed.
The Full 400km Route
It would be fairly foolish to try to navigate the whole 400km route using the 250-point file, but here you go for a larf:
The route in two parts, equivalent to the two days
IMPORTANT — if you choose the two-day parts then you must copy both routes from the ZIP file to your GPS!
The route in six legs, breaks at the corners
IMPORTANT — if you choose the legs then you must copy all six routes from the ZIP file to your GPS!
The route stage-by-stage
IMPORTANT — if you choose the stages then you must copy all eight routes from the ZIP file to your GPS!
If you're still having problems or have a question, email Nick.