Cycle Routes & Hire Info

One of the quickest and easiest ways to get around Chichester is on two wheels. Cycling is a good way to beat the traffic, keep fit and improve the environment. There are a number of cycle routes in and around Chichester, which can be viewed on the tabs opposite.

There is also a cycle parking map available, which you can download below:

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Chichester Cycling Map and Routes

National Cycle Network Route 2 (NCN Part 3)

Distance: 52 miles (83km), Duration: 5h 5m, Difficulty: Difficult. National Cycle Network (National Route 2) using country and coastal roads and traffic free trails where possible. Please Note: There are some ferry crossings required with this journey. Also some parts of the route are only currently proposed by the National Cycle Network and are yet to be finalised. More information regarding this route can be found on sustrans.org.

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Chichester to Fernhurst

Distance: 35 miles (56km), Duration: 3h 25m, Difficulty: Medium. The route starts at Chichester Northgate beyond the worst of the traffic and heads straight up over the Downs to Fernhurst, which is reached after the transit of Verdley Hill. Once the centre of Fernhurst is reached, the route heads off down Church Lane to reach Lickfold in order to climb Bexley Hill, before joining up with the main route again at Easebourne. At Singleton, the route branches off and climbs up...

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Chichester to Bognor Regis (the long way)

Distance: 37 miles (60km), Duration: 3h 45m, Difficulty: Difficult. From the Railway Station head towards Goodwood then through Singleton and on to Midhurst. From Midhurst head for Petworth, Pulborough and then down to Littlehampton. Go through Middleton village and on through Felpham and finally into Bognor Regis.

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Chichester to Fontwell (cycle route)

Distance: 17 miles (28km), Duration: 1h 45m, Difficulty: Easy. A good flat route for road bikes.

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Chichester Circular Via South Downs Way (cycle route)

Distance: 27 miles (44km), Duration: 2h 45m, Difficulty: Hard. This route heads north out of Chichester then up and over to the South Downs Way. It then follows the South Downs Way for a few miles before heading off and down the old Roman Road - Stane Street for part of its original route. It then follows small roads back into Chichester. It is a mixed route with some difficult hills in places but then other more gentle slopes.

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Chichester Loop (via Singleton)

Distance: 20 miles (32km), Duration: 2h, Difficulty: Medium. This fantastic route takes you up centurium way over the south downs and back round lavent.

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Lavant to Chichester (the country way)

Distance: 15 miles (25km), Duration: 1h 30m, Difficulty: Fair. Note: Mountain bikes and tourers only as the fields will be difficult if very wet. This route is a great way to go from Littlehampton to Chi seeing some great countryside, but takes you across fields!

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Lavant Circular via Chichester, Ichenor and Bosham

Distance: 17 miles (28km), Duration: 1h 45m, Difficulty: Fair. This is largely a traffic-free route, using the Centurion Way to Chichester, the tow path of the old Chichester Ship Canal and foot-ferry from Ichenor to cross Chichester Harbour.

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Chichester to Angmering via Itchenor and The Witterings

Distance: 39 miles (63km), Duration: 3h 45m, Difficulty: Easy. A good route, 43 miles, for those not wanting hill climbs. Usually a following prevailing wind. Several interesting pubs en route.

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Bognor Regis and Chichester Group of the Cyclists Touring Club

The club organises day long rides every Sunday for its members. Rides vary in length and pace to cater for riders of varying ability. In addition to their Sunday rides, they also organise short midweek rides on Wednesdays , Evening Rides during the Summer , Monthly Saturday afternoon rides at an easy pace over a short distance suitable for beginners and Weekends away and Holidays. The Club organises a wide variety of Social Events and monthly Club Nights during the Winter.

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ChiCycle

ChiCycle wants to make cycling safe and popular in Chichester.

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Chichester and District Ladies Cycling Club

The club was formed on August 21, 2010 with the aim to introduce more Ladies to cycling, gain and improve our fitness and to make new cycling friends and to have some fun along the way. You may even discover new routes you never knew existed! We meet every weekend and the rides vary in degrees of difficulty and details of the rides are posted well in advance here on the Blog. We always stop halfway for that important cuppa and a slice of cake! To enjoy our rides you should...

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