Things to do in 2022: No 3, Chase The Sun

Start in the east at sunrise and try to beat the sunset in the west over 205 miles of riding!


There are three routes, one in Italy and the other two in the UK. We are assuming that most readers on this site are likely to be interested in the Southern UK route, but there is an excellent Northern Route from Whitley Bay in Northumbria too.

The ride starts at Minster on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent at 4.41am and traverses London south of the Thames and riders must aim to reach Burnham on Sea in Somerset by sunset at 21.33. It all takes place around the longest day of the year, albeit on the nearest Saturday, this year being the 18th June 2022.

There are different entry levels, but the main hurdle will be the logistics of getting to the start, home from the finish and any necessary accommodation. For more details see the link above, but note that registration opens on 15th November 2021.