Richard Ellis Memorial 200 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 08.30.  If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.

The GPS routes given on this page were tested on 23 September 2017 and needed the info-control waypoints/cue-beeps to be repositioned for this year's event, as well as the position of the new Manningtree control.

REALLY QUITE IMPORTANT — Near Grantchester there's a small out-and-back section: make sure you DON'T miss the control in Grantchester at The Orchard Tea Rooms!

NOTE — There are a couple 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 when you pass.

Note: if you're after the Richard Ellis Memorial 100 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 200km — FULL;
  • a set of two — A (100km) to the Maglia Rosso, and B (100km) back to arrivéeLEG_A and LEG_B;
  • a set of four, one per stage — STG_1 to STG_4.

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 REM2.  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 second-stage TCX file with 500 points will appear on-screen as REM2_STG_2_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 Newport on the first stage and another one in Bures on the final 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 200km route in one part — advanced, use with care!

IMPORTANT — While the Richard Ellis Memorial 200 route is generally circular, there is a short out-and-back section to get into and out of Grantchester.  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 quite silly to try to navigate the whole 200km route using the 250-point file, but here you go for a larf:

  • 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 200 in 2x ~100km parts — leg A and leg B

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

REM 200 in 4x stages

  • 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.