cyclists heading to Burnham-On-Sea for coast-to-coast challenge
cyclists will be heading into Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday evening
(June 23rd) for the 10th annual Chase The Sun cycling challenge.
popular event involves the cyclists riding from sunrise to sunset
from coast to coast, east to west, across Britain over a distance
of more than 200 miles.
weary cyclists will be finishing on Burnham seafront from about
6.30pm, with the majority arriving between 8-9.30pm.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com, one of the organisers, Phil Webb, said: "2018
marks the 10th anniversary of Chase the Sun, an annual cycle challenge
originally conceived by Olly Moore in 2008."
concept is unique; this event is a ride, not a race, it is a collective
endeavour shared by an annual community of cyclists inspired in
pursuit of a common goal."
ride attracts a broad range of cyclists from many countries and
backgrounds, from trained athletes to determined novices, experienced
long-distance adventure riders, to urban cycle couriers riding fixie
added: "In contrast with the now typical 'sportives', there
is no timing or ranking, no medals, only the ultimate success of
chasing the sun to view the sunset on the coastline."
The Sun UK starts at sunrise in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey,
ending at sunset in Burnham On Sea some 205 miles later.
added: "It is a DIY ride, without support or feed-stations,
a community of cyclists looking after each other."
year 285 riders started, and 225 arrived in Burnham in time to see
the setting sun. This year over 700 riders have registered.