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 and Buntingford, 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.

Distance:
1004 km   in 75h00
Date:
Thursday 3rd September 2020
Time:
11:00   to finish by + 14:00
Starting from:
Witham , Essex
Fee:
£6.00   ( £7.00 when paying via PayPal. )
Closing date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full.

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Sunrises:
06:16 BST
Sunsets:
19:42 BST
Weather:
Metcheck
Start:
Shown on map below.
Start Map

Facilities:
X M C G 21/06
Organiser:
Body:
Audax Club Mid-Essex
Entries to:
Thomas Deakins
31 The Causeway
Great Dunmow
Essex
CM6 2AA
Phone:
Speeds:
13.3-30 kph
ROA:
10000
AAA:
9.25
Total Climb:
11000m [9150m for AAA]
Event No:
20-132
Category:
BRM
Email:


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Website:
ridewithgps.com/routes/27454318
Routesheet:
Download 132r.zip updated 14.11.19