If you’re a mountain biker, you’ll be in your element here. The area boasts some of the longest, most stunning Mountain Biking routes in the South East. There are superb off-road tracks among rolling chalk hills, as well as miles of trails and bridleways criss-crossing the surrounding countryside.

There aren’t that many prepared trails, but that’s part of what makes this place so special. You have the freedom to mix and match what’s on offer to create your own challenging routes. So be adventurous and explore. In a two hour cross country ride you can experience amazing views on chalk downland, exhilarating climbs and descents along the South Downs Way, plus intriguing single tracks in woodland, and bridleways through pasture and heathland.

If you prefer the road, you might be up to the challenge of two of the toughest hill climbs in the country. Or, if you’d rather something a little more sedate, meander through classic English villages with the backdrop of the Downs never far away. If you're coming for a family visit, don't miss out on one of our car free routes such as the Downs Link, or a ride along the promenade with plenty of places to stop for an ice cream!

Enjoy the hospitality of the region – the welcoming pubs, cafes and restaurants. And take advantage of our cyclist-friendly accommodation, bike hire, guided rides and the many specialist bike shops. Take a look at our range of service providers – they’re ready to assist you. You can also get inspired by some of the best routes, as told by fellow cyclists who know them best, and our local cycling businesses are on hand to assist with anything you need.

Activities

Inspire Me

A stunning cycle through Steyning

A stunning cycle through Steyning

Jason and his wife enjoy an iconic loop

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Jason B

Bignor and Beacon 100

My name is Jason and I am a keen cyclist, having started group and club riding over the last year and having always had a keen interest in endurance sport.

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Family ride around Chichester

Family ride near Chichester

Nicola and co enjoy a gentle two-wheeled adventure

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Cycling the Seven Hills

Cycling the Seven Hills

Tim tackles Goodwood’s toughest roads

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Lorna

MTB loop taking in South Downs Way in the East

I am more than a little bit in love with cycling and the South Downs. I am always on my mountain bike or cyclocross bike on the hills and when I am not cycling I am thinking about it. I feel very lucky to live where I do and have the West Sussex countryside on my doorstep, and I make the most of it with all the cycling and cake eating I can manage!

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A proper ride around Arundel

A proper ride around Arundel

Phil and his mate hit the hills

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Woodland stroll at Angmering

Woodland stroll at Angmering

A family enjoys bluebells and fresh air

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King-sized MTB thrills in Kingley Vale

King-sized MTB thrills in Kingley Vale

Phil hits the trails from Chichester

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Off-road fun near Worthing

Off-road fun near Worthing

Lorna enjoys a short loop on her bike

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Putting our new bikes to the test

Putting our new bikes to the test

Hassocks Community Cycle Hire put their new bikes to the test

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