The Dawn to Dusk Challenge
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This event will be a bit of a physical and mental challenge. We will be up early to see the sunrise over the sea at the eastern most point of England at Lowestoft in Suffolk and then ride to see the sunset the same day at England’s western most point at Lands End in Cornwall.
Depending on traffic conditions the day’s journey will be about 450 miles, around 9 hours saddle time, plus time spent for food, fuel and comfort stops. We will of course be travelling light on luggage and at the maximum speed limit whenever conditions allow so if you don’t like quick progressive riding then this trip won’t suit you. Perhaps best ridden solo but experienced pillions will be welcome.
We will travel to Lowestoft during the day on Sunday 23 May at an easy pace. We’ll stay at the Premier Inn, NR32 4AA about £55 Double Room, close to our starting point. If you wish you could travel up to join us later on the Sunday evening. After a local dinner it will be pretty early to bed as we’ll be up early to see the sun rise over the North Sea at 04.46hrs.
The ride to Lands End will follow the A12, M25, M3 & A303 (or if traffic dictates perhaps the M4 & M5), to Exeter and then the A30 to Lands End. We will have plenty of time to stop en route for breakfast, coffee, lunch, tea, and take in other snacks at various petrol and comfort stops. We will also carry water and snacks just in case we feel the need. I expect to ride no longer than 75/90 minutes without a break of some sort and to arrive at Lands End by 6.30pm.
After a long day we'll deserve a stay at the prestigeous Lands End Hotel, (£135 - £153 Double Room depending on the view), a bit expensive but not much choice anyway! We'll finish with a celebratory dinner and see the sunset at 21.14hrs before retiring to the Bar and eventually to our rooms for a well earned sleep.
On Tuesday 25th May after a good breakfast we’ll ride, at a slightly slower pace, the 260 miles to finish at the M3 Fleet Services.
If necessary the rooms can be cancelled without cost until 14 May so if you're up for this challenge please complete the online BOOKING FORM VIA THIS LINK.