Chase The Sun launches a new Spring Training Day to support riders preparing for the unique challenges of a midsummer sunrise to sunset adventure.
There are no shortcuts. You need to be putting in the miles, riding regularly to build a base fitness early in the year. Then build up your training in the months before mid-summer, steadily increasing the mileage, working on pacing, feeding and navigation.
However – to give our riders a helping hand and to give you an interim target, we have organised a special Chase The Sun training day in the Spring. Hosted in the Surrey Hills within easy reach of London, this is a unique chance to seek some expert tips and advice from the Chase the Sun organisers, which will help you prepare in advance for the unique nuances of your longest-day challenge, whichever mid-summer route you are signed up for.
There will be an 75-80 mile training day ride on a route which will give you a chance to test your pacing, tech, fuelling, navigation, fitness and stamina over two months before the mid-summer sunrise.
You will also be able to meet some of your fellow riders to chat about preparations for the big day, as well as taking advantage of advice and exclusive offers from some of our partners. And you get to meet the founders of Chase The Sun to hear a bit of the inspiration behind the idea for the longest day ride !
Your £45 entry for this CTS tailored training day event includes a half-way coffee and cake stop, plus hot food lunch at the route end, and a contribution to our official Charity partner Life Cycle.
LIMITED PLACES FOR THIS SPRING TRAINING DAY – BOOK YOURS BELOW… SADLY OUR 2023 TRAINING DAY CANCELLED – WATCH THIS SPACE FOR NEXT YEARS PLANS!
Prepare your bike, body & mind
You’ve signed up for Chase The Sun 2023, so there’s no turning back now. You may be wondering what it takes to be ready to take on the longest-day cycling challenge.
200 miles in one day is a long way to cycle for most of us, so we’ve been talking to endurance cycling veteran Dr Ian Rodd for some tips on how to prepare and train for long-distance riding and long days in the saddle.
It’s all about bike, body and mind… oh and the odd coffee and cake stop!
Chase The Sun Spring Training Day event is delivered by our partner at European Cycling Events