Cycling and biking

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
Bicycles adapted by CYCALL to accommodate disabled passengers

CYCALL

CYCALL is an inclusive cycling project based at Brooklands P...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Roegate Downhill bike track

Rogate Downhill Bike Park

This freeride bike park is situated off the B306 near Rogate...
Two cyclists riding through West Sussex countryside

Cycling for Softies

Explore West Sussex by bike with exciting cycling holidays c...

Cycle the South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is the classic 100-mile off-road pilgrim...
Hassocks community cycle centre

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire

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

Southwater Cycles

If you're new to cycling, or just fancy getting away without...
Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park

Queen Elizabeth Country Park is located just outside West Su...

Beachcroft Active Retreats

The Beachcroft Hotel, on the beach at the edge of the beauti...
Map of Haywards Heath route

On and off road loop: Haywards Heath GREEN route

Distance: 20km Time: Around 90 minutes Start off in Ha...
Male cyclist sitting back on bike overlooking the South Downs

Southern eBike Rentals

Southern eBike Rentals is a specialist electric bike rental ...
A family cycling on a path from Pagham to Medmerry

Cycle Pagham Harbour to Medmerry

Cycle or walk along the new 3km route linking Pagham Harbour...
Muddy cyclists on a guided ride

Take a guided bike ride

Join or book an off road guided ride, take away the need to ...
Centurion Way grass and sheet grazing

Cycle the Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Map image of Fittleworth Loop

Road route: Fittleworth Loop

Distance: 40km Time: Approx. 4hrs This route is really...
Map image of Horsham to Ashingtoon loop

Off-road: Horsham Circular

Distance: 40km Time: Around 1hr 30m A cycle route following ...

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

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.