Cycling

What better way to explore West Sussex than on two wheels. With West Sussex boasting some of the best cycle routes across the country, there is plenty to choose from. From flat roads, country lanes and rolling hills, West Sussex is a great place to get out on a bike.

If you like cycling, want to grab a breath of fresh air or leave the city behind, sunny West Sussex has plenty of countryside to cycle around, and is traversed by the 100-mile South Downs way, a very scenic mountain biker’s challenge.

Cycling in West Sussex

Local guides

Get inspiration for your next trip with the help of our local guides. Discover top attractions, fun things to do and exciting new experiences. There is something for everyone in West Sussex.

Cycling for all levels

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Deers Leap Park

Deers Leap Park offers a mixture of family-friendly trails, ...
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Road route: Fittleworth Loop

Distance: 40km Time: Approx. 4hrs This route is really...
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Southwater Cycles

If you're new to cycling, or just fancy getting away without...
Hassocks community cycle centre

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire offers an on demand service fo...
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Cycle the South Downs Way

Do a ton on your bike. Tackle the 100 mile long National Tra...
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Off-road: Angmering Park Circular

Distance: 25km Time: Around 1hr 45m Loop from Angmerin...
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Cycle the Salterns Way

Salterns Way runs from the centre of Chichester to the sand ...
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Quest Adventure

Rides are usually led by Jim Barrow of Sussex MTB starting ...

Stunning cycle routes

In addition to the beautiful countryside lanes of the South Downs, Worthing seafront has a fine promenade cycle route which is good for children and families. Between Crawley and East Grinstead, in the north of the county, the Worth Way runs 7 miles along a rail path – it’s good for families, too, though not so good for delicate road bikes. North from Chichester, the Centurion Way is another option close to public transport.

West Sussex is full of charming villages to explore. Amberley, Arundel and Chichester, all have good options for cyclists. The Salterns Way runs  along paths, quiet roads and lanes to the sand dunes of East Head.

A curious wet-road cycling experience for the mildly adventurous is at Bosham Harbour, where you can bike around the high tides and watch the waves come in.

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Cycling and biking in West Sussex