Bike hire in Lewes is ideal for exploring the South Downs National Park. Whether you want to cycle around the quiet, leafy lanes of the Sussex countryside or conquer the majestic South Downs, Lewes is ideally situated for you to explore our beautiful region on a bike.
You can cycle in any direction from Lewes and find a relatively flat route if required, with quiet country lanes to enjoy the sights and sounds of country life. There are almost always buzzards and other birds of prey to be seen as well as song birds to listen to.
The South Downs are quite the opposite with some steep climbs going either east or west out of Lewes. The views from the top of the Downs make it all worthwhile though, and once you are on top there are some breathtaking rides along the ridge before making some exhilarating descents. There are even some technical trails through the woods above Stanmer or to the east in Friston Forest, both within riding distance of Lewes.
Below are some maps, with basic directions on. The yellow route is a great way to take in a variety of off road riding and takes in part of the South Downs Way along with some single track, in Stanmer Woods. The blue route(s) show two ways of riding across to Friston Forest. Either up and across the South Downs Way, or along the Old Coach Road at the foot of the Downs.
You can always put your bikes on a train from Lewes if you want to start further afield and return to Lewes via the lanes or Downs. Trains to Brighton run every 15 minutes, and every half hour towards Haywards Heath, Gatwick Airport & London.
Please contact us to book your rides on our versatile, go anywhere bikes. When you call to collect your bike we will make sure the it is properly set up for you personally and we can also provide you with advice on where to go, circular rides etc, according to what type of ride you want to undertake.