Richard Ellis Memorial 200 Calendar Event 2021
This page is for downloading alternative versions of the GPS files for this, Tom Deakins' calendar event, starting from Churchend, Great Dunmow, on Saturday 2 October 2021 at 08.00. If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.
The GPS routes given on this page were tested on 22 September 2018 and needed the info-control waypoints/cue-beeps to be repositioned for this year's event.
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 — don't forget to bring a pencil!
Note: if you're after the Richard Ellis Memorial 100 GPS files then try this page.
You can download Tom's 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 routes are provided as follows:
- a single route for the whole 210km —
- a set of two halves — To Lunch and Back —
- a set of four routes, one per stage —
Each part starts and ends at a control.
The routes will appear as
REM2_… on your device.
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 take a pencil with you!
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.
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.