Ride to the Sun

"Done…awesome, crazy, surreal, brilliant…quite simply a must do event".

Cross Border and 100 Miles

Ride through the night following the footsteps of the Roman Legions

Food Stops with Friends

What other ride has a Chippy as the food stop?

The Crook Inn CycloRave™

Nothing else like it in any other cycling event

Stunning Cramond Beach

Watch the sunrise over the Firth of Forth. Officially the best finish to a bike ride!

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Make Ride to the Sun your next cycling challenge.

Looking for something a bit different? Then cycle 100 miles through the night on lovely quiet roads from England across the border to Scotland on the weekend nearest the summer solstice - 22nd June in 2024.

Follow in the footsteps of the Roman legions who trudged the long road from Luguvalium (Carlisle) to the old garrison camp of Caer Amon (Cramond). Sol Invictus was the Roman God of the unconquered sun and was the Roman legionnaires guide through war and battle and it is with that spirit that we ride through the night to arrive for sunrise on Cramond beach, tired but unconquered!

The first Ride to the Sun ran in 2015 when we had 250 riders and 1500 in 2019.

See form below to register your interest - It's FREE to take part, there is a chip shop stop in Moffat after 43 miles, bananas and water at the Crook Inn pub at 61 miles, and hot rolls served at the finish.

Sign Up to Ride to the Sun 2024

The Route

The route

We’ve chosen this route to be as accessible to as many people as possible easy to follow, interesting to ride, and as traffic free as possible. And an accessible grub stop was also a priority! It was beautiful to see deer, foxes and barn owls in the beam of our lights as we pedalled along.

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100 miles

1267m ascent

6.5 hours

Through the night

"Somewhere during the night, you will hear a voice say, "Why am I doing this? I am never doing this again!" Look forward to this voice. Welcome it. Laugh at it. Embrace it. Look forward to hearing it again next year. Just know that it will come and that you will ride past it and be stronger when it fades into the shadows."

Chris Tirpak
Four time participant in the 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race in the USA