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!

countdown to the next sunrise

Ride date for Chase the Sun in 2025 – To be confirmed soon…

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

View these videos made by previous riders

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View these videos made by previous riders

OYEZ, OYEZ, OYEZ…

How it started: town crier Alastair Murray and cycling buddy back in the ‘70s.

How it ended: old mates reunited at the finish of Chase The Sun South on @thegrandpier at @visitweston last Saturday.

Huge thanks as ever to our old friend Alastair for welcoming each and every CTS finisher.

Legend!

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