Day Out & Multi day Destinations

Check out these longer day rides to fantastic attractions across Sussex

Seven Sisters Country Park

This route follows National Cycle Route 2 along the coast to the spectacular Seven Sisters Country Park and visitors centre. The Park is named after the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs on one of Britain's finest unspoilt coastlines. On route to the park you will pass many seaside towns and villages.

Route: Hove – Brighton – Rottingdean – Newhaven – Seaford – Seven Sisters
Distance: 18.8 miles (one way) 37.6 miles (return)
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Cycle Paths and roads (follows National Cycle Route 2)
Cycling time: 2-3 hours each way
What to see: Brighton Seafront & Marina, Rottingdean Village, Newhaven Fort, Seaford promenade, Seven Sisters

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This route takes you from the coast into the heart of the Sussex countryside to visit two of the counties best known vineyards Bolney & Albourne.

Following National Cycle Route 20 north out of Brighton you pass the village of Pyecombe and the Hickstead show-jumping arena. Continue route 20 until you reach the village of Bolney. Leave route 20 and go through the village and you will find Bolney vineyard on the outskirts of the village on the west side. The vineyard organises tours and tasting and has a lovey café and restaurant – check out their web-side for opening times.

On leaving Bolney vineyard head south via country lanes passing the small village of Twineham before arriving at the Albourne vineyard and winery. Albourne is smaller that Bolney and its opening times are more restricted. Please check their website.

On leaving Albourne head south past Wickwoods country club. At the junction with the A281 turn left onto the B2117. After a short distance this re-joins the National Cycle Route 20 that you follow back to Brighton.

Route: Brighton – Pycombe – Hickstead – Bolney Village & Bolney Vineyard – Twineham – Albourne Vineyard
Distance: 33 miles (53km)
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Cycle Paths and Country Roads
Cycling time: 4 hours
What to see: Brighton – Pycombe Village – Hickstead Showground – Bolney Village - Bolney Vineyard - Country Lanes

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Cissbury Ring

This varied route takes NCR 2 along the coast to Worthing before heading inland to Cissbury Ring which is one of the jewels in the crown of the South Downs National Park. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.

Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about sixty-five acres. From the top on a clear day you can see forever, with views across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.

Centuries of continuous grazing have produced a wonderful habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rare plants such as the round headed rampion, known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here.

Route: Brighton – Shoreham – Worthing – Findon – Cissbury Ring
Distance: 15.5 miles each way
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Cycle Paths and quite roads
Cycling time: 2 hours each way
What to see: Hove Seafront – Shoreham Harbour – Widewater Nature Reserve -Worthing – Cissbury Ring

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This is wonderful varied route that takes you to Charleston House the home of the Bloomsbury Group. The Bloomsbury group included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and thinkers – people who believed in debate, creativity, beauty, innovation and truth and whose work was guided by a sense of fun, freedom and irreverence.

On route to Charleston you will pass through the historical county town of Lewes and the charming villages of Glynde and West Firle before reaching Charleston House nestled in the foot of the South Downs.

Route: Brighton – Falmer – Lewes – Glynde – Firle – Charleston
Distance: 18 miles each way (optional return by train from Glynde)
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Cycle Paths, Country Roads & some busier roads through Brighton & Lewes
Cycling time: 2-3 hours each way
What to see: Brighton – Amex Stadium – Universities – Lewes – Glyndebourne – Charleston House

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Sussex Villages

Discover some of the Sussex’s finest villages nestled in the foot of the South Downs. It great to get out of the city hit some country roads and enjoy the lovely food, beer and wines on offer in the traditional pubs along the way.

Route: Brighton – Poynings – Fulking – Upper Beeding – Bramber -Shoreham
Distance: 25 miles
Grade: Moderate
Terrain: Cycle paths and country roads
Cycling time: 3 hours
What to see: Sussex Villages, Bramber Castle and a few pubs!

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