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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

Centurion Way grass and sheet grazing

Cycle the Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Stans Bike Shack business card in coffee beans

Stan’s Bike Shack

Located right on the Downs Link in Partridge Green, Stan's B...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...
Bicycles adapted by CYCALL to accommodate disabled passengers

CYCALL

Providing adapted cycles for disabled adults and children, o...
Woman cycling through a bike trail in South Downs

Marmalade MTB

Passion and experience drives the team at Marmalade MTB. The...
Muddy cyclists on a guided ride

Take a guided bike ride

Join or book an off road guided ride, take away the need to ...
A group of muddy cyclists

Deers Leap Park

Deers Leap Park offers a mixture of family-friendly trails, ...
Hassocks community cycle centre

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire offers an on demand service fo...

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.

A man mountain biking in West Sussex
Cycling and biking in West Sussex