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Chase The Sun Finish

Two of our MRC members Matt Kerrison & Pete Musgrove entered the challenging event ‘Chase the Sun’ riding from sunrise at 04:40, and attempting to finish before the sun set at 21:30

They rode 211.76 miles at an average speed of 15.6mph, with elevation of 10,584 ft. Total ride time was 13:34:04. I think you would agree that is was a magnificent achievement, well done to both riders.

Matt commented “Chase the Sun 2024, the most brutal day I’ve ever had on the bike, Pete’s knee went at 50 miles and he ground out 160 more miles, I had horrific cramp for 80. miles, but… we beat the sunset, and smashed last years time by 38 minutes”

For more information on the event please visit there pages at https://www.chasethesun.org/uk-south/

So What is Chase The Sun?

It’s a ride, not a race.
It’s a physical, mental and navigational challenge.

Chase the Sun is an annual ride from East to West coasts on the longest Saturday of the year. It’s a ride of over 200 miles. It is tough but achievable for an average committed cyclist—if they have put in the training! The objective is to get to the coastal finish before the sun sets.

Entering this event is based on the condition of you accepting responsibility for your own safety and should you have a mechanical issue that can’t be resolved, your own recovery.

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 the breath taking Cheddar gorge, finally arriving on the seafront at Weston-Super-Mare.

Pete and Matt
Chase the Sun Route
Grand Pier, Weston-Super-Mare
Abbey Hotel, Minster on sea
Chase the Sun finish-line

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