Essex and Suffolk Borders


207km cycling event starting from Manningtree. Controls at Buntingford, Lavenham and Manningtree., plus 1 information control.

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: )

Event Date and Location

200 km (207 km) in 13h30
08:15 to finish by 21:45
Starting from:
Closing Date:
Mon 28 Mar 2022

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

15-30 km/h
Audax Club Mid-Essex
Audax Points:
Event No:

Organiser Information

Adam Young

The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser

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Download routesheet (.pdf) updated 13 08 2021
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GPS files available from organiser
GPS files available from organiser
Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Toilets at Start
Toilets at Start
'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

Essex and Suffolk Borders

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