Cycle Coast to Coast, East to West, Sunrise to Sunset

Chase the Sun departs annually to ride across Scotland, Ireland, Italy and England, select a route below!

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Saturday, 22nd June 2024

A unique cycling experience

Team, Relay, or Solo

Enter yourself to cycle from sunrise to sunset, the full coast to coast route. Or, sign up as a Team Relay to share the challenge with friends, splitting the miles into 35-65 mile segments and riding together across the longest day of the year as a team.

4 Ride Routes

We provide breathtaking ride routes, each crossing one of four countries coast-to-coast, included is detailed advice and guidance, and the community of adventurous riders with you will create the unique memories of your Chase the Sun longest day!

Non-competitive

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!

Ride Locations

Select a ride below to reveal more information.

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Sunrise Start

22:13

sunset Finish

3100m

Elevation

209

Miles

Experience our most spectacular and challenging route, to Chase the Sun 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. Riders explore the mythical landscapes and landmarks of the ’emerald isle’. The route crosses the border of Northern and Republic of Ireland and finishes at sunset along the wild Atlantic Way beaches at Enniscrone.

Final detailed route maps and timing schedules will be released to all registered riders via a download link in the spring—for now, the route overview graphic provides the vital statistics.

04:27

Sunrise Start

22:05

sunset Finish

3200m

Elevation

200

Miles

A double-century feat over an epic 200 miles leaving from the beachfront at Whitley Bay at the first ray of ocean sunrise aiming to reach the esplanade at Ayr to witness the (hopefully glorious) sunsetting 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.

Final detailed route maps and timing schedules will be released to all registered riders via a download link in the spring—for now the route overview graphic provides the vital statistics.

04:41

Sunrise Start

21:33

sunset Finish

3000m

Elevation

205

Miles

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 at Weston-Super-Mare.​

Final detailed route maps and timing schedules will be released to all registered riders via a download link in the spring—for now the route overview graphic provides the vital statistics.

04:35

Sunrise Start

21:30

sunset Finish

3300m

Elevation

282

KILOMETERS

Ride across Italy in a day. Depart from Pantani’s hometown of Cesenatico on the Adriatic sea, to reach the Tirrenia coast, east to west, from sunshine to sunset. The most romantic long distance cycling challenge, climbing mountains, through vineyards and vistas, 280+ kilometers and 3300m elevation. Magnifico!

Route MAP for Italia Chase the Sun
Final detailed route maps and timing schedules will be released to all registered riders via a download link in the spring—for now, the route overview graphic provides the vital statistics.

Experience Chase the Sun

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CHASE THE SUN x VOOM

We’re delighted to announce that @voomnutrition are the official nutrition partner for Chase The Sun 2024.

“VOOM Nutrition are excited to partner with Chase the Sun to help participants fuel and hydrate through the adventure. We’re not sure an event can embody VOOM’s tag line, ‘Run out of day, not energy’ any more than Chase the Sun!”

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Another chance to get a taste of what’s in store for those taking on CTS North on 22nd June…

Whitley Bay-Ayr, sunrise to sunset, coast to coast, 200 miles in a day 💪💪💪

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Chase The Sun Ireland: a taste of what’s ahead

Hope you’ve been putting in some miles this Bank Holiday weekend!

To whet your appetite, here’s something to give you a feel for the CTS Ireland challenge: Belfast-Enniscrone, sunrise to sunset, 209 miles in a day.

Still time to sign up, solo or relay 💪

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Chase The Sun x Nirvana Brewery

@nirvanabeerco , the first-ever brewery dedicated to crafting no and low-alcohol beers, is back to support Chase the Sun in 2024.

Unusually amongst brewers of such beers, Nirvana produces a wide range of nos and lows – from stouts and porters to IPAs and lagers. Its Helles (0.3% ABV) is a Great Taste Gold Star winner and has recently been joined by two new beers – a cloudy lemon lager (0.2% ABV) and a traditional Bavarian Hefeweizen (wheat beer – 0.3% ABV).
The Cloudy Lemon Lager draws inspiration from the ‘radler’ beer tradition in southern Germany – mixing Nirvana’s Helles lager 50:50 with sparkling natural lemonade, resulting in a light refreshing beer that has delicious tart undertones. It’s so good that it’s one of very few low-alcohol beers to have won a prestigious ‘Masters’ award from Drinks Business magazine.

‘Radler’ actually means ‘cyclist’ in German and can mean any lager mixed with a fruit soda – such as raspberry, grapefruit and, in this case, lemonade. They owe their existence to German cyclists wanting light, refreshing and not-too-strong beers after a long ride – which makes this Cloudy Lemon perfect for Chase the Sun!

As with all Nirvana’s beers, the Helles, Hefeweizen and Cloudy Lemon Lager essentially work like isotonic drinks and are perfect for enjoying after long rides – or even mid-way! You’ll get the full-beer taste with very few calories and none of the hangover!

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CHASE THE SUN 2024 KIT LAUNCH

We’re excited to reveal this year’s exclusive Chase The Sun rider jersey & gilet, designed and manufactured by our official kit partner @stolen.goat

“ Collaborating with Stolen Goat again was a fun process. Our new jersey is an evolution of our distinctive colour scheme. The new design perfectly captures the narrative of crossing layers of landscapes to reach the setting sun.” Olly, CTS Founder

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