Chase the Sun UK North is a Do-it-Yourself cycling event. This is what makes it unique. No rules, route-signs, medals. Just ride your bike!
Use the info on this page to organise yourselves. We are here for advice, but – it is the other riders you will meet on the day that will create the memories for you to remember your Chase the Sun experience by!
A double-century feat over an epic 200miles leaving from the beachfront at Tynemouth at the first ray of ocean sunrise aiming to reach the esplanade at Prestwick 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.
Ready to ride?
You will need to include:
Only this will confirm your place on this year’s ride!
This step is essential, even if you are already on the mailing list.
In principle, riders should plan to ride un-supported, this is part of the challenge! Carry all the essentials for safety, sustinenance, repair and navigation with you.
However, several groups will often have a support driver with vehicles to follow along the route, so other riders can agree to deposit small baggage and spare supplies.
Check out our Advice page for tips on planning your ride and our preparation checklist.
You need to book this yourself or we offer Packages to make the experience a whole lot easier!
Frequently Asked Questions
Ready to Support?
Please can all support drivers register their details well in advance of the ride, to help organisers on the day, thank you!
There will be no ‘official’ broom wagon or support for this ride. Although not essential, it is encouraged that participants / groups organise their own support vehicle and designate a driver, to carry kit / food / spares from the start to finish. If you are able to do this, we would appreciate if you could also offer to carry small items for other riders who do not have a support car – this is in the spirit of the ride – thankyou for your help!
Supplies will be loaded prior to sunrise at the start of the ride, the support vehicles will be accessible at the finish, and possibly also at the lunch-stop, depending on timings.
There may also be opportunities to meet your support vehicles at designated refuel and rest stops, which are situated near local pubs and shops for rider’s convienience (see detailed maps).
Support drivers are a great help to the CTS event organisers – if you have an ‘interested other’ who would like to help with your ride support rather than cycle, you will be very welcome! please email CTS in advance, to find out how you can help. It is your help that can make this ride happen!
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