Richard Ellis Memorial 200 Calendar Event 2017

This page is for downloading alternative versions of the GPS files for this, Tom Deakins' calendar event, starting from Churchend, Great Dunmow, on Saturday 7 October 2017 at 08.30.  If you want information about the ride itself, visit AUK or yacf.

The GPS routes given on this page were tested on 23 September 2017 and just 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.

Note: if you're after the Richard Ellis Memorial 100 GPS files then try this page.


Some devices can only handle GPX files; some devices need simplified (500-point) GPX files.  Yet more can handle 10,000 points, but no further.  Some devices can't handle more than 200km in a single route, some riders prefer TCX — it's somewhat of a minefield trying to provide GPS files to suit all-comers!  I've sliced and diced the most common formats and you should find something here for your device, whatever your requirements.  If you'd prefer to grab an online copy and modify it yourself, the originals are here and you can duplicate to your own RWGPS account and play.

The routes should appear on your GPS screen as RICH_ELLIS_200.  The GPS files are only available as the full 200km.

If you're still having problems or have a question, email Nick.

Standard GPX files

Most riders will use these normal GPX files, but for this particular event we suggest you use the TCX if your GPS supports them, due to the large number of info controls.  There are two flavours of GPX: standard and legacy (reduced-to-500-points for legacy devices).  The controls are included as waypoints (unless indicated).  Garmin Edge 700+ devices and most other non-Garmin devices use this one.

Legacy 500-point GPX

This is for users of Garmin eTrex, Montana and Edge 500 and the like.

Even simpler legacy 500-point GPX

If you want even simpler GPX for Garmin Edge 200 and the most basic other devices, without any waypoints, use this one.

‘Advanced’ TCX files

The TCX files includes cue points for when you're getting close to or at a control, particularly useful for the information controls on this route!  Useful on devices like Edge 800, 810, 1000 and possibly others.

If you're still having problems or have a question, email Nick.