Entries are now open for Chase The Sun 2023, the ever-popular 200-mile solstice challenge.

Taking place on the weekend closest to the summer solstice, Chase The Sun sees cyclists roll out at sunrise on an epic coast-to-coast ride.

There are four events in the series: two in the UK (North and South), one in Ireland, and an Italian edition (for those who want the best chance of actually seeing some sunshine).

The aim is to finish before sunset. Team relay entries are available as well as solo, but with routes averaging 200 miles and 3000m of climbing, it's no easy feat however you slice it.

Ireland is one of four Chase the Sun rides set for June 2023.
Ireland is one of four Chase the Sun rides set for June 2023.

Entries to Chase The Sun start at £55 for the 'ride only'  option. This gets you a place on the start line, along with GPX files, route handbook, a ride schedule timing guide and discounts from event partners.

Upgraded entries are also available. For £125 the 'Best Value Rider' package includes an event jersey, baggage transfer and meals on the Friday and Saturday.

For riders looking to go all-out, entry+accommodation packages are also on offer starting from £299.

For more details and to book your place, visit www.chasethesun.org.