Cycle Routes in Sussex

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Sussex has plenty to keep the cyclist busy with a vast array of cycle routes and some splendid scenery.
The main attractions include the South Downs (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) with its wonderful rolling countryside and also the coastal rides in and around the seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne.
Also check out the lovely Cuckoo Trail - a flat off road trail running from Heathfield to Eastbourne Park which makes for a relaxing afternoons cycling.

There are several National Cycle Network signed routes in the county many of which have been mapped and can be viewed and downloaded below.
For more information on NCN routes in the county (including free cycle maps) please click here

For more information on cycle routes in Sussex including tips, advice and free cycle maps please click here

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 Short Routes: <15 miles (25km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Bewl Water12 miles (20 km)**
Black Down4 miles (6 km)*
Bognor Regis to Littlehampton9 miles (14 km)*
Centurion Way6 miles (10 km)*
Chichester to Bognor Regis8 miles (13 km)**
Cuckoo Trail14 miles (23 km)*
Ditchling Common Country Park2 miles (4 km)*
Forest Way11 miles (17 km)*
Friston Forest5 miles (8 km)**
Harting Down3 miles (5.5 km)***
Hastings Country Park3 miles (5 km)*
Havant to Chichester11 miles (18 km)*
Littlehampton to Shoreham-By-Sea14 miles (23 km)**
Salterns Way11 miles (18 km)*
Seven Sisters Country Park3 miles (5.5 km)*
Shinewater Country Park2 miles (3 km)*
Tilgate Country Park4 miles (6 km)*
Worth Way7 miles (11 km)*

 Mid Distance Routes: 16 - 30 miles (26-50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Crawley to Brighton25 miles (40 km)**
Guildford to Horsham22 miles (35 km)**
Horsham to Shoreham-By-Sea23 miles (37 km)**

 Long Routes: > 30 miles (50km)
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Brighton to Eastbourne34 miles (55 km)**
Crawley to Eastbourne48 miles (78 km)***
Downs Link36 miles (58 km)***
Eastbourne to Rye31 miles (50 km)**
London to Brighton65 miles (104 km)****
Petersfield to Brighton43 miles (70 km)***
Redhill to Tunbridge Wells36 miles (58 km)***
Rye to Dover39 miles (62 km)**

 Your Submitted Routes
Route NameDistanceDifficulty
Albourne to Brighton15 miles (24 km)***
The South Downs Way98 miles (158 km)***
Washington Loop30 miles (48 km)***

 Sussex Cycling Links
Adur CouncilUseful resource for the area
Brighton CouncilRides and routes in the area
Crawley CouncilUseful maps and information
East Sussex CouncilCycle and Walking guide pages for the area
High Weald AONBLovely site with walking and cycling routes information
Worthing CouncilUseful resource for the area

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