Richard Ellis Memorial 100 Calendar Event 2018

This page is for downloading alternative versions of the GPS files for this, Tom Deakins' calendar event, starting from Churchend, Great Dunmow, on Saturday 6 October 2018 at 09.30.  If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.

The GPS routes given on this page were successfully ridden last year, but not by me.

REALLY QUITE IMPORTANT — This is an out-and-back ride, so you MUST make sure you use the route sheet to confirm you are on the correct leg!

Note: if you're after the Richard Ellis Memorial 200 GPS files then try this page.

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, 1200 — 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
  • 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 routes are provided as follows:

  • a single route for the whole 100km — FULL;
  • a set of two — A (50km) to the turn at Maglia Rosso, and B (50km) back to arrivéeLEG_A and LEG_B.

Each part starts and ends at a control.

You must decide which you want — I have named them so that they should behave correctly if you decide to install all of them at the same time.  All of the names start REM1.  In addition the format (T for TCX and G for GPX) as well as the number of points (250, 500 and 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 northbound TCX file with 500 points will appear on-screen as REM1_LEG_A_T500.

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's an info-control in Great Yeldham on the first stage — don't forget to bring a pencil!

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/dots in each part, and whether it's TCX or GPX.

Updated 1 October 2018.

Full REM 100km route in one part — advanced, use with care!

IMPORTANT — The Richard Ellis Memorial 100 is predominantly an out-and-back route that criss-crosses itself. It is your responsibility to make sure you ride the correct "leg" of the route if using these "full-route" GPX/TCX files!!  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

  • 10k points — TCX or GPX  file
  • 500 points — TCX or GPX  file

It would be mildly ridiculous to try to navigate the whole 100km route using the 250-point file, but here you go for kicks:

  • 250 points — TCX or GPX — use with care!

Note that the low-point-count routes above are well-suited to uploading to weather services such as Weather Bagel, which often choke on huge point-counts.

REM 100 in 2x ~50km parts — northbound A and southbound B

  • 10k points — TCX or GPX  ZIP
  • 500 points — TCX or GPX  ZIP
  • 250 points — TCX or GPX  ZIP


If you're still having problems or have a question, email Nick.