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

Cycle the South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is the classic 100-mile off-road pilgrim...
Muddy cyclists on a guided ride

Take a guided bike ride

Join or book an off road guided ride, take away the need to ...
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...
A group of cyclists queuing at Cadence Cycle Club's Hub

Cadence Cycle Club

Cadence Cycle Club is a collective of enthusiastic cyclists ...
Bicycles adapted by CYCALL to accommodate disabled passengers

CYCALL

CYCALL is an inclusive cycling project based at Brooklands P...
Map of Haywards Heath route

On and off road loop: Haywards Heath GREEN route

Distance: 20km Time: Around 90 minutes Start off in Ha...
Saltern way water and boats Chichester

Cycle the Salterns Way

Salterns Way runs from the centre of Chichester to the sand ...
Centurion Way grass and sheet grazing

Cycle the Centurion Way

A 5 mile route following a disused railway line, the Centuri...
Roegate Downhill bike track

Rogate Downhill Bike Park

This freeride bike park is situated off the B306 near Rogate...
Woman cycling through a bike trail in South Downs

Marmalade MTB

Passion and experience drives the team at Marmalade MTB. The...

Riverside South Downs

Nestled on the banks of the River Arun, just off the South D...
Map image of Angmering Park route

Off-road: Angmering Park Circular

Distance: 25km Time: Around 1hr 45m Loop from Angmerin...
Geocaching hidden in tree

Geocaching

Geocaching is the new exciting high tech treasure hunt and t...
Cyclists on cycling path

Downs Link

The easy gradients make the Downs Link ideal for children an...
Bike tyre

Southwater Cycles

If you're new to cycling, or just fancy getting away without...

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.