Chase the Sun
Saturday 22 – Sunday 23 June 2019

A unique team cycling challenge cycle – the longest day, from sunrise to sunset, coast to coast, east to west, 205 miles in 17 hours. This year the YMCA is supporting corporate teams to take on this epic adventure.

Chase the Sun is a mass participation national event organised by volunteers that attracts over 600 riders from across Britain. Many riders choose to use the event to raise money for charities and YMCA East Surrey are hoping you will join us to help support young people facing emotional wellbeing issues. Although the actual event is free the YMCA is charging £149 per person to cover transport, refreshments, accommodation, bespoke cycle shirt and support stops. This event is open to ages 18+.

We give you…

  • Bespoke YMCA Chase the Sun Cycle Shirt
  • Commemorative medal
  • Transport to start
  • One night’s accommodation at finish
  • Transport home
  • Full catering and broom wagon support en route
  • Free induction in our fully equipped air conditioned gym
  • A tick on your bucket list

You give us…

  • £149 entry fee
  • Pledge to raise money for our youth counselling projects across East Surrey

This year, all money raised from the YMCA Chase the Sun cycle event will go directly to support young people who are suffering with mental health issues. YMCA East Surrey Heads Together provides a free and confidential counselling service for young people aged 14 -24. We help over 600 individuals every year in East Surrey to deal with issues such as: sadness, depression, unhappiness and when life doesn’t seem worth living. Qualified YMCA counsellors help young people overcome issues such as bereavement, experience of abuse, self-harm or substance misuse.

Please help us keep this vital service going by taking part in Chase the Sun.

The best way to fundraise is to set up your unique Virginmoneygiving fundraising page. If you prefer the more traditional method of fundraising, please download your official sponsorship form.


Join our FREE, friendly and fun training programme designed to give you the fitness and stamina you will need to achieve your goal. Training rides will take place on Sunday 20 January, 24 February, 24 March, 23 April and 19 May starting at 09:00 from the YMCA. Weekly Tuesday evening rides will take place at 6.30 from the YMCA starting in 2 April.

The pre-event information evening takes place on Wednesday 12 June at our YMCA Sovereign Centre in Woodhatch.

Find out more

For more information, please contact the Challenge Events fundraising team.

T 01737 779979

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