Brighton by bike – 5 great places to cycle to away from the centre
There are some great places to visit that are a bit out of the centre of the city. These are all easily
accessible by bike so why not enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
American Express Community Stadium (4.5miles from Brighton Pier)
The Amex Stadium is the home of Brighton & Hove Albion. It officially opened in July 2011 with a friendly match between Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur (2-3). Brighton had been planning the construction of a new stadium from as early as 1995 after they left their Goldstone Ground under controversial circumstances.
The stadium has a seating capacity of 30,500 and tours of the stadium are available several times a week. The stadium will also be hosting games in the forthcoming Rugby World Cup in September 2015
Getting there: Follow Cycle Route 20 northwards from Brighton Museum before joining National
Cycle Route 90 at the Level that takes you to the Stadium. For more details see Cycle Brighton’s
Shoreham Airport (7 miles from Brighton Pier)
Shoreham Airport is located on the western side of the River Adur. Opened in 1911 it was the first commercial aerodrome in Britain. It is now used almost exclusively for light aircraft and helicopter flights. Visit the Art Deco terminal which houses a café and restaurant which great views over the airfield.
Getting there: Follow National Cycle Route 2 westwards from Brighton Pier to Shoreham. Then go north of the Downs Link path until reaching the bridge that takes you across the river to the airport.
For more details see Cycle Brighton’s Route 3 (yellow) – Bramber Castle
Preston Manor (2.5 miles from Brighton Pier)
Preston Manor is a charming historic house based on the north side of Preston Park. Decorated and furnished in Edwardian style with elegant ‘upstairs’ reception rooms and bedrooms and ‘downstairs’ kitchens and servants’ rooms. Preston Manor is open Tues – Sun (Closed Mondays) between April and September.
Getting there: Follow Cycle Route 20 northwards from Brighton Museum. For more details see Cycle Brighton’s Route 8 (black) – City Loop.
Brighton Marina (2 miles from Brighton Pier)
Situated 2 miles east of Brighton the Marina is full of things to do. Enjoy exploring the waterfront with its wide range of shops, cafes and restaurants. Relax watching the coming and goings of the yachts, cruisers and fishing boats. Cycle along the eastern sea wall and get a fantastic view of the marina, cliffs and coast line. Places to visit include the 8 –screen cinema, bowling alley and casino.
Getting there: Follow National Cycle Route 2 eastwards from Brighton Pier. For more details see Cycle Brighton’s Route 1 (blue) – Coastal Rottingdean.
Hove Lagoon (3 miles from Brighton Pier)
Hove Lagoon offers a range of sports and leisure facilities. Lagoon Watersports Centre offers training, hire and events for adults ,kids and groups in windsurfing, dinghy sailing, Wakeboarding, SUP and kayaking.The centre is open from April 1st – mid November. In addition hire of small craft is available for kids on the small Lagoon.
The lagoon has a popular café and to the south of the café is a skate park which, along with the play park are open all year round.
Getting there: Follow National Cycle Route 2 westwards from Brighton Pier. For more details see Cycle Brighton’s Route 2 (red) – Coastal Worthing.
Bikes are available to hire from Cycle Brighton. We are located at Hove Station and open daily from 9am. See www.cyclebrighton.com for more information.