in Burnham after gruelling coast-to-coast race
seafront was full of cyclists on Saturday evening (June 20th)
when they completed the annual Chase The Sun coast-to-coast cycle
220 riders took part in the cross-country event, which saw them
leaving the Isle of Sheppey in Kent at 4.30am and then racing
to get to Burnham before sunset. The cyclists began arriving on
the town's jetty at 5.30pm.
to arrive was Matthew Frickey from Kent while second was Tom Cox
from London moments later - both are pictured below.
Matthew told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "207 miles is a long way
to cycle in such a short space of time and we got lost twice and
also had to deal with a puncture! That said, I'd definitely do
it again - it's a super event."
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's the toughest bike ride I have
ever done - there were many terrains, but the sheer distance and
logistics make this really difficult.
cyclists rode into the bright evening sunshine onto Burnham's
jetty, marking the end of their greulling day-long coast-to-coast
Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds, pictured with two of the
riders form Richmond in London, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Town Council is proud to welcome the cycle ride back to Burnham.
We know our local accommodation providers get booked up months
in advance for this event. The arrival of the cyclists was very
special on the seafront."