Saturday, 22nd June 2024

UK South – Team Relay

Ride as a Team – easy logistics – split the miles – share the epic sunrise to sunset challenge!

Team Relay Entry

How does it work?

The Ultimate Team Challenge – Split the full distance of the Chase the Sun route between a team of multiple riders, with one or more of you resting and driving a supporting vehicle at any one time.

Inspired by the epic challenge to Chase the Sun? But perhaps the thought of training for, and riding over two hundred miles in one day seems a bit too much time in the saddle – then enter here with teammates to share the mid-summer sunrise challenge…

Riding in pairs or threes on the road, tackle the physical, navigational and motivational challenges together as a successful team to reach sunset.

So grab your teammates and join us here to ride together to Chase the Sun!

3 Person Team Relay

133 miles per person

Approximate distance across the day

Early Bird Price

£150

*plus admin fee

Included in your team registration:

  • Detailed route book maps
  • Downloadable split GPX files
  • Relay schedule and timing guide
  • Live online location tracking
  • The famous orange ribbons!
  • Selected partner discounts

4 Person Team Relay

100 – 133 miles per person

Approximate distance across the day

Early Bird Price

£200

*plus admin fee

Included in your team registration:

  • Detailed route book maps
  • Downloadable split GPX files
  • Relay schedule and timing guide
  • Live online location tracking
  • The famous orange ribbons!
  • Selected partner discounts

Please note all registrations are subject to a cancellation admin fee, view our refunds and cancellation policy here

Why ride a Relay?

Ease of logistics, share the fun (and the miles!), and together take on one epic challenge, yet in bitesize chunks with your teammates.

Ease of logistics & travel plans

While Chase the Sun is a mostly self-supported event, the relay riders will enable a teammate to trace their progress in a support vehicle… a real bonus for those riding on the road, for occasional practical support.

Travel pre and post-event is easy, taking your own vehicle with you along the route. Also for travel around the start and finish locations, this opens up many more accommodation options if needed.

Your own vehicle will need rack/boot space for 3 or 4 bikes plus riders.

Accessible distance

200+ miles in a day is a long way for one pair of legs! Split the route into 30-60 mile sections, ridden in turns, with time to recover in between, while driving support.

Sociable challenge

Chase the Sun is a big challenge, made fun by sharing the experience with others. Riding in turns of pairs/ threes on the road is great for morale and memories.

We plan – you ride

We plot a flexible ‘Relay Rota’ plan for your team. All change-over locations are considered and way-marked. Detailed route maps, timings and guidance will be issued to teams around a month prior to the event, along with split sections GPX and TCX route files.

The Team Relay plan

We plan – you ride!

The concept works on the premise of a ‘relay rota’ of 2 riders together on the road & 1 driver/co-driver – all alternating at designated stops.

Various permeations for riders and distances are permitted but the simplest are illustrated here. Each rider takes on 2 or 3 shorter ride stints across the day, taking their turn to drive the support vehicle in between.

Together – you can all get from sunrise to sunset!

A detailed relay team route plan, maps, GPX files, and timing/location schedules will be released to all registered teams via a download link in the spring.

04:41

Sunrise Start

21:33

sunset Finish

3000m

Elevation

205

Miles

The Route

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.

for FAQs & event location details

These can be found on our main registration page for the UK SOUTH ROUTE to Chase the Sun.

Need to amend your 2024 team relay details registration?

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