Cycling routes

We have selected and tested 44 circular routes follow roads and bridleways suitable for enjoyable cycling at various levels. Route descriptions include suggested start points, approximate length and pedalling time.

Our routes are split into three levels.

  • Beginner Relatively flat, quiet roads and easy off road suitable for all age groups and fitness levels.
  • Intermediate Some steeper gradients, harder off road and interaction with traffic.  A reasonable degree of fitness is required.
  • Experienced Steep gradients, some busier roads and technical off road.  A good degree of fitness is needed.

Cycle on the Downs Link

The Downs Link, established in 1984 as a link between the North and South Downs, is a scenic, flat bridleway between Guildford in the North and Shoreham-by-Sea in the South. It is the district's most popular cycle route and offers beginner, intermediate and experienced options. Click the PDF to open it below:

The Downs Link: Guildford to Shoreham-by-Sea (PDF, 131.66 Kb)

View our circular cycle routes

Designated cycle routes in Horsham

West Sussex County Council are the highways authority for Horsham District and have published a map of designated cycle routes in Horsham on their website.

View more cycling routes and maps across West Sussex