Leisure and Family cycle routes
Our leisure and family rides are mainly flat and are predominantly on dedicated or shared cycle routes. Ride along the coast eastwards to the pretty village of Rottingdean or westwards to Worthing Pier and beyond. Further afield head inland along the River Adur to Bramber Castle on the famous Down’s Link cycle path or follow National Cycle Route 2 to the spectacular Seven Sisters Country Park.
Other areas to cycle
If you are planning to escape the city and head further afield then there are some fantastic cycling routes available for families:
Downs Links Cycle Path
The Downs Link is a 37 mile (59km) route between the South and North Downs that is brilliant for cycling. It follows two disused railway lines and is therefore mostly level, off road and ideal for children.
The Downs Link route starts at Shoreham-by-Sea and can be joined at various points along the way. A great way to get started is to join it from the A283 (you can park in various laybys). From there it is a relatively short bike ride heading north alongside the Adur River to reach Bramber Castle which is a lovely place for a picnic. You can also access Shoreham Airport by crossing the river using the footbridge. For more information visit Downs Link.
This picturesque trail follows the former ‘Cuckoo Line’ railway track and stretches from Heathfield to Eastbourne Park. It passes through Horam, Hailsham and Polegate. This 14 mile surfaced path through the Sussex countryside is mostly traffic free and is a safe route for cyclists of all ages. For more information visit Cuckoo Trail