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Cycle routes

Cycle lane Worthing seafrontAdur and Worthing have an increasing number of cycle routes and lanes, some of which make use of our privileged location on the South Coast and the South Downs National Park.

Routes and trails in this area include:

  • National Route 2 of the National Cycle Network: runs through Sussex from Worthing to Rye. Brighton to Hastings via Polegate is a part of the Downs and Weald Cycle Route. Worthing to Chichester is still under development. When complete National Route 2 will connect Dover in Kent with St Austell in Cornwall.

    The National Route 2 through Adur & Worthing includes Shoreham Harbour, Shoreham-by-Sea town centre, Shoreham Beach, Widewater, Lancing and the recently opened extension in Worthing that follows the promenade using a shared route with pedestrians. The route currently ends at George V Avenue in West Worthing.
  • The Downs Link (Sustrans national route 222): a 5km (3 mile) Coastal Link from Upper Beeding to Shoreham-by-Sea by the side of the River Adur and then goes on to Guildford.
  • South Downs Way: a 160km (100 mile) National Trail running from Winchester in Hampshire to Eastbourne in East Sussex. Passes to the north of Adur and Worthing.

  • Worthing to Shoreham South Coast Cycle Route: Worthing to Shoreham-by-Sea cycle route follows the sweeping curve of the bay for 7 miles, from West Worthing to Shoreham Harbour and is set against the back drop of the South Downs National Park:
  • Worthing to Brighton: South Coast Promenades: This great family ride takes you along the coast where you can admire the fabulous beaches of Worthing and Brighton on one side and the South Downs on the horizon on the other - for details see South Coast Promenades - Worthing to Brighton on the Sustrans website

For maps of these trails and other cycle routes in West Sussex, take a look at West Sussex County Council's cycle journey planner:

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Cycle lanes

There are a number of dedicated cycle lanes in Adur and Worthing, use a cycle journey planner to create a route.

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Cycle journey planner

There are a number of cycle journey planners on external websites, but here are some we have found helpful:

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Cycling proficiency for adults and children - Bikeability

Bikeability is cycling proficiency for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today's roads:

West Sussex County Council - WSCC - smallWest Sussex County Council offers cycling proficiency courses for adults and children.

The following West Sussex County Council website pages provide information:

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Advice and signs for cyclists

Cycling signsThe following external websites provide helpful advice and guidelines for cyclists:

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Useful external websites for cyclists

Cycle club websites

Other websites

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Cycle Friendly Business Scheme

Cycle Friendly Business Scheme

The Cycle Friendly Business Scheme is intended to make more businesses in Adur & Worthing cycle friendly and to encourage visitors to cycle in the area.

Local businesses are encouraged to join the scheme; and with just five simple criteria, it's really easy:

  • Offer the use of a puncture repair kit (will be supplied by the scheme)
  • Signpost cyclists to cycle parking facilities (list supplied by the scheme)
  • Provide visitor information, including the Worthing Visitor's Guide and the Worthing to Shoreham Cycle Route Leaflet
  • Offer a facility for the filling up of cyclist's water bottles
  • Provide drying facilities for cycling clothes (applies to accommodation providers only)

In return you'll receive a branded sticker to display in your window, a puncture repair kit, a list of cycle parking in the area and a range of related leaflets and information to offer your customers, including the Worthing Visitor Guide and the Worthing to Shoreham Cycle Route leaflet:

To find out more go to the:

To join just complete the online form:

OR download the form here:

Cycle Friendly Business Scheme - Local Businesses sign up to join the Scheme on launch day   Cycle Friendly Business Scheme - representatives from some of the 31 local businesses already signed up to the scheme

  • Photo 1: Local Businesses sign up to join the Scheme on launch day
  • Photo 2: Representatives from some of the 31 local businesses already signed up to the scheme

Cyclists welcome!

Look out for the Cycle Friendly Business Scheme logo (see below) as you explore Adur and Worthing, you know you'll always be made welcome!

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