15 fantastic cycle routes for a great bike ride in Surrey and Sussex

Visiting the South of England or looking for a new route close to home? Here are 15 of the best cycle routes in Surrey and Sussex for you to try

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Chichester, Petersfield and South Downs
Wiggle South Downs 100
Epic Route: 100 miles, 5,377ft of climbing

Encompassing Hampshire as well as Sussex, this route runs most of its 100-mile length through the beautiful South Downs, and includes Butser Hill, the highest point of the National Park. There are some fairly rapid descents as well as a succession of climbs, but overall this route is challenging without being anything to be scared of.

Sign up for the sportive on Sunday October 22, 2017

Chichester, Petersfield and South Downs
Wiggle South Downs 100
Short Route: 40 miles, 2,270ft of climbing

A lovely loop through the South Downs. The climbing is mainly in the first half, and after that you’re free to cruise home.

Sign up for the sportive on Sunday October 22, 2017

Chichester, Petersfield and North/South Downs
Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo
Black Route: 125 miles, 4,963ft of climbing

Here’s one to build up to – 125 miles through the North and South Downs, including nine major climbs and five other significant ascents. It’s undoubtedly a tough challenge but the chance to cover so many miles in the setting of a National Park means at least you’ll be suffering against a beautiful backdrop!

Sign up for the sportive on Saturday June 3, 2017

Goodwood and South Downs
Wiggle Sussex Gran Fondo
Short Route: 27 miles, 1,328ft of climbing

A lovely little route that passes both Goodwood Racecourse and the Motor Circuit.

Sign up for the sportive on Saturday June 3, 2017

Amberley, Billingshurst, South Downs and the low Weald
The Rocket
Epic Route: 63 miles, 2,562ft of climbing

A flat ride along quiet country lanes, this is a great route for putting some miles under your belt and maybe pushing for a high average speed.

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