Cycle Coast to Coast, East to West, Sunrise to Sunset
Chase the Sun now departs from multiple locations on the same sunrise, select a ride below!
New for 2022 – Ireland route – registrations now open
A Unique Cycling Experience
Chase the Sun is a non-competitive ride, open to all — with no rules, route-signs, timing or medals. It is an annual physical, motivational and navigational challenge, with the goal of riding your bike from sunrise to sunset on the longest day!
4 Ride Routes
We provide breathtaking ride routes, detailed advice and guidance, but it is really the community of adventurous riders you will meet that will create the memories to remember your Chase the Sun experience by!
Registration is required for all riders. Organise your own travel and accommodation at the start/finish locations, or for your convenience we now offer pre-arranged accommodation packages on some of our routes.
Select a ride below to reveal more information.
A double-century feat over an spectacular 200miles, leaving from the beachfront on Whitley Bay at the first ray of sunrise, aiming to reach the esplanade at Ayr to witness the (hopefully glorious) sun setting into the sea beside the Isle of Arran. A route full of stunning vistas, wilderness, heaths, rivers, lochs, castles and beaches, a challenge to inspire you when pedalling the longest day.
UK South – SOLD OUT for 2022
Starting in the Thames estuary, the 200+ mile route bi-sects south London, bridging the Thames onto Wiggin’s Olympic time trial route, before seeking green country lanes, quaint villages, the lush Vale of Pewsey, climbing the Mendip hills, descending breathtaking Cheddar gorge, finally arriving on the seafront finish at Burnham-on-Sea.
Coast-to-coast across Italy from the Adriatic to the Tirrenian sea. Beginning in the east at Cesenatico, birthplace of Marco Pantani, riding west from sunrise to sunset. Known as ‘the most romantic long distance cycling challenge’ upon some of the most beautiful roads in the heart of Italy, traversing 275 kilometers and 3300m ascent to climb, Chasing the Sun.
NEW for 2022! – Spectacular new adventure, coast to coast riders willexplore the mythical landscapes and landmarks of the ’emerald isle’. Starting from sunrise on the Irish Sea at the historic Titanic docks of Belfast, up the dramatic coastal road and the Antrim Glens, heading inland to traverse forests, mountains, and loughs. The route crosses the border of Northern and Republic of Ireland, and finishes at sunset on the Atlantic beaches at Enniscrone.
Countdown to the next sunrise
Saturday 18 June 2022
Experience Chase the Sun
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