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.
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.
With flat roads, country lanes and rolling hills, West Sussex is a great place to get out on a bike. Whether you’re just discovering the thrills of on-road cycling or don’t know where to begin, check out our beginner’s guide.
Phil reveals this great mountain biking route which takes in some of the very best trails to the south west of Steyning.
A fun and scenic ride that should take between two and four hours.
Jason is a keen cyclist who shares this great ride around Bignor and Beacon 100.
The route includes a few good local hills that can pose a challenge for some, and some lovely rolling roads that can pull your average speed up and allow for some great coasting.
A brillliant route that heads out from the centre of Chichester towards the hills of the South Downs, taking in a mixture of forest singletrack, bridleways and quiet country lanes.
It includes a couple of tough climbs – but it’s all worth it for the descents that follow.
Tim takes us on a route of the seven hills that lead to Goodwood Hill on the edge of Chichester.
The great thing about this ride is that you can tackle the climbs in any order – and each has its own character.
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.