Cycling in the South Downs

Where better to experience the sensation of fresh air and open spaces, while taking exercise, and enjoying the stunning views? The bridleways and byways on the South Downs can be used by walkers, horseriders and cyclists. If you need to hire a bike check our our listing ofbike hire companies in the South Downs. Why not check out our trails database for cycle routes near you?

Anthony Beggs’ site has a wealth of information about cycling the South Downs Way.

When cycling in the South Downs, for both your own, and others, safety and enjoyment we would suggest that you follow these guidelines:


Enjoying the South Downs

Cycling Trails

For details of specially designated cycling routes in the South Downs browse our interactivewhat to do map or do a specific search of our trails database.

Other Information

Internet users can now find their nearest National Cycle Network routes and print them out on 1:50,000 scale Ordnance Survey-based maps by visiting the Sustrans website.

The following organisations may also be able to help you with any queries you may have on cycling in the South Downs:

Bicycle Association
Tel: 01203 553 838

British Cycling
Tel: 0161 230 2301

British Schools Cycling Association
Tel: 01705 642 226

Cyclist’s Touring Club
Tel: 01483 417217

Sustrans – National Cycle Network
0117 929 0888