The ACME Grand - Further West


1004km cycling event starting from Witham, Essex. Controls at Buntingford, St Neots, Towcester, Banbury, Tewkesbury, Chepstow, Tonypandy, Llandovery, Lampeter, Port Talbot, Barry, Chepstow, Pershore, Wellesbourne, Towcester, St Neots, Buntingford and Witham., plus 1 information control.

We're just going over to see the neighbours! An X-rated event for experienced randonneurs. Arrange your accommodation [recommendations on the information sheet] and schedule. Manned/postal finish. Medal included.

Uses part of the 'Gavin and Stacey' 400km permanent route to South Wales, taking in the Cotswolds, Forest of Dean and Welsh Valleys. Unlike last time [2018], goes direct to the Rhondda, Llandovery and further west to Lampeter, returning via the Black Mountain and flatter route through Port Talbot. Route then returns via Cardiff and Newport, the Forest of Dean and the Vale of Evesham to rejoin the outbound route at Towcester. Several 'budget hotels' located at strategic points on or near the route. As last time, the intention is to hold an ACME 'Tea and Welsh Cakes' party on the Black Mountain.

Event Date and Location

1000 km (1004 km) in 75h00
11:00 to finish by + 14:00
Starting from:
Witham, Essex
£6.00 (£7.00 when paying with PayPal)
Closing Date:
Event has been cancelled
Please Note:
This is a cancelled event - it was previously listed but is no longer being run. Note that events that have been postponed are not marked 'C' - they will be found later in the Calendar, marked with a 'D'

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

13.3-30 km/h
Audax Club Mid-Essex
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Organiser Information

Thomas Deakins

The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser

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Download routesheet (.zip) updated 14 11 2019
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Camping near start
Camping near start
GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Mudguards required
Mudguards required
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

Start Location

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Route Map

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