Essex and Suffolk Borders
This is a new 200km ride from Manningtree that is based on the original route created by Herman Ramsey. It goes to Buntingford & back, crossing in & out of Essex, Suffolk, Cambs & Herts.
Herman Ramsey set up the Green & Yellow Fields 300 and Asparagus & Strawberries 400. This event is designed to complement those two rides and is also based on one of Herman's original rides. It starts from the station car park in Manningtree. This means it's easy to get to the start on public transport from London, Colchester, Stowmarket, Norwich etc. From Manningtree the ride crosses over the boundary between Essex and Suffolk a number of times. The first checkpoint is at Great Chishill windmill and the westernmost control is in Buntingford. The return leg is via an info control in Manuden, with the final control in the beautiful village of Lavenham.
The route passes through many of the amazing areas, villages and towns of the region, including Dedham Vale AONB, Bures, Finchingfield, Saffron Walden, The Pelhams, Stoke by Clare, Long Melford, Lavenham and Boxford.
Routesheet and GPX files to be provided nearer the time once the route has been checked.
This would be a great first 200 km ride for anyone stepping up the distance, or if new to audax, as it's a relatively simple route without too much climbing. (For anyone new to audax full stop there is a great video explaining the process here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=do0iQ7iustk )
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