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Saturday, 22nd June 2024
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!