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.

04:46

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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LIMITED TIME OFFER!
Special Her Spirit deal for Chase The Sun women riders.

We are delighted to be teaming up with @Herspirituk. Her Spirit is on a mission to inspire 1 million women to become fitter, stronger and healthier.

Our aim is to increase the proportion of women participating in Chase the Sun from 15% to 30% by 2030.
Click on link in bio to access deal on Her Spirit Coach Plus membership.

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Spring-to-Sunrise 16-week Training Schedule: download your FREE copy

Chase The Sun provides all riders our FREE Spring-to-Sunrise 16-week Training Schedule; you can use this to help guide your weekly training efforts and routines.
We have also partnered with expert cycling coach Toby Leyland from The Endurance Habit offer a bespoke interactive @trainingpeaks Chase the Sun online Training Plan, which is offered at a 30% discount to all CTS riders.
You can also take advantage of Toby’s expertise with a one-to-one coaching programme tailored from today until the mid-summer event day.
PLUS news of our Spring Training Day in the Surrey Hills in partnership with @europeancycleevents’ Spring Onion sportive.
Link in bio 💪💪💪

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We are delighted to be teaming up with @herspirituk . Her Spirit is on a mission to inspire 1 million women to become fitter, stronger and healthier.

Our aim is to increase the number of women taking part in Chase The Sun from 15% to 30% by 2030.

HER SPIRIT are offering all CTS women 12 months FREE membership to Her Spirit Coach Plus, to support you all the way to CTS event day and beyond.

Their mission is to help you thrive, feel better and have the energy to excel in all areas of your life. Her Spirit Coach Plus is an extension to the Her Spirit core membership and born out of the belief that women with limited time can take on challenging events and personal goals by training smarter not harder.

Check your emails for discount code & instructions.

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