Beat the traffic by cycling to work or school, whilst keeping healthy and helping the environment all at the same time.
There are a number of excellent cycle routes, bridleways and trails in your area to help you cycle easily and safely to your destination.
See below for a map of cycle routes in Horsham and the surrounding area:
Distance 7.6 miles, Duration 00:42 minutes, Difficulty 3/10
Explore the area with this easy mountain bike ride, with a pub at the end of the route and an easy downhill return journey. Starts and ends at Horsham Train Station.
Distance 10:38 miles, Duration 01:00 hour, Difficulty 4/10
This route has a number of shops to stop for food and drinks. Starts and ends at Bewbush Drive.
Distance 24.3 miles, Duration 02:24 hours, Difficulty 7/10
Starting at Gossops Greens, this scenic cycling route will take you to Brighton Pier or Brighton Marina.
Distance 6.23 miles, Duration 00:36 minutes, Difficulty 8/10
Suitable for all bike types and ideal for summer days this bike route takes you along country roads and fields, stopping along Lambs Green Pub and Ifield Golf and Country Club.
There are a number of excellent cycle shops servicing the area from cycling equipment to service repairs.
Hiring a bike is a cheap and convenient way to cycle if you are not going to be a regular user as well as allowing you to test a range of bikes from mountain bikes to road cycles.
Joining a cycle club provides a good opportunity to enhance your cycling skills, explore the area, and meet new people. Below is a list of cycling clubs for a broad range of cycling abilities from beginners to regular cyclists:
The Cyclists Touring Club of Horsham and Crawley meet every Sunday to cycle along the quiet lanes of West Sussex. Non CTC members are welcome to come on a few rides before joining the CTC as a member. Rides cater for all capabilities.
For more information visit www.horshamandcrawleyctc.org.uk
With members aged from 40 to late 90's, the Forty-Plus Club meets in the Sussex area on Sunday afternoons from 10:30am.