Cycling in and around Haywards Heath

The beautiful countrside of Sussex is full of scenic cyclying routes and Haywards Heath offers a great base to begin your journey with its central location. Stunning vistas, quiet country lanes, challenging South Downs National Park terrain, 1066 country and seafront promedages are some of whats on offer to cyclists in Sussex. There are a wealth of cyclings clubs catering for time trials, racers, family and friendly riders or beginners. The Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride is a charity ride that began in 2010 and has now grown to enormous success. It is a great way to raise funds for charity while taking part in a fantastic family oriented cycling event.

Cycling In Haywards Heath

Mid Sussex District Council has produced a leaflet suggesting seven cycling routes in Haywards Heath 

The Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride

The Greater Haywards Heath Bike Ride began in 2010 and has now grown to great success.The event features four great routes through the Mid Sussex countryside - 11 miles, 21 miles, 48 miles and 73 miles - mixing family fun routes with tougher challenges.  The Bike Ride for 2020 was postponed under Government guidance.


The Wiggle Haywards Heath Howler

Now in its seventh year, the Wiggle Haywards Heath Howler has gained a reputation as being one of the Super Series’ toughest events on the calendar, making it a haven for cyclists in the South of England and beyond for one great test. Thankfully there are three routes to choose from, so if you find high elevations a little daunting, opt to cycle the short route. You won't be disappointed.

Cycling in Sussex

West Sussex County Council has developed a cycle journey planner and produced maps of routes of where to cycle in West Sussex.

Crawley Wheelers Cycling Club

Crawley Wheelers Cycling club is a friendly club with a membership base in Crawley & Mid Sussex

Every Saturday and Sunday there are two club runs starting in Crawley and one from Haywards Heath on Saturdays. Additionally there are mid-week training rides from both locations.

Proper Cycling & Coffee Club

Proper Cycling and Coffee Club is suitable for people who simply want to ride a bike and meet people.

They do road rides every Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings with occasional on and off road rides on Saturdays. Rides leave from Lewes and Proper Cycling & Coffee in Hassocks, West Sussex. All rides include a Coffee and Cake Stop and Wednesday evening rides end in the pub to encourage friendships.

Sussex Nomads

Sussex Nomads are an active cycling club for people who enjoy cycling for pleasure, fitness and sport.

The Sussex Nomads can trade its history back to 1948 when president, Alan Limbrey first took part in club cycling. They ride in green and yellow jerseys taking in the beautiful Sussex countryside and have competed and won many team and individual races as well as Sussex Championships.

Club runs take place every Sunday, taking off from Ditchling Village Hall and all cyclists are invited to join them. Destinations and routes are posted on the clubs website and the first Sunday of each month is a 'Come and try it' ride for new riders!

Blazing Saddles Cycle Club

Blazing Saddles Cycle Club are a competitive race team for road races, time trials and triathletes/ironmen

Group rides take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus a Saturday morning ride. All are welcome although the standard is fairly high!

Eastbourne Rovers

Eastbourne Rovers is a long established friendly club that encourages cycling for all at any age or ability. From social rides, to racing or touring, there’s something for everyone from complete novice to national champions.

Members compete in everything from Time Trial, Road, Track, Mountain Bike (MTB) or Cyclo-Cross racing and participate in Audax, Sportive or Reliability Trial events. Others just enjoy being part of the club and getting out and about on their bikes with like minded people – the club caters for all sorts whatever their level of ability or interest.

The club is run by members for the benefit of members so get involved, join in and help make others feel welcome too! 

East Grinstead Cycling Club

Based in West Sussex in the UK, East Grinstead Cycling Club has been in existence since 1950. Club members enjoy and compete in all elements of cycling, road racing, time trialling, mountain biking, winter training, cycling trips to the continent and of course equally importantly the social side too.

Club members meet every Thursday evening from 9pm onwards in the Open Arms in Station Approach, East Grinstead. Saturday club runs are run every Saturday morning and the rides are open to anybody with a road bike (not a mountain bike), there is no fee involved and you don’t have join the club!

Horsham Cycling Club

Horsham Cycling Club is welcoming to all types of rider, from leisure cyclist to competitive racer. Seven groups meet at the Carfax every Sunday morning, each with different speeds and distances in mind.

Horsham is surrounded by fantastic Sussex countryside and quiet roads. The club is a great way of discovering new routes, making friends and perhaps opening yourself to new cycling challenges.

You can join us for a ride or two without being a member, why not give us a try?

Lewes Wanderers Cycle Club

Lewes Wanderers is a cycling club based in East Sussex. The club offers cycling for all abilities ranging from Sunday club runs through to time trials and road racing in the summer. The club also meet once a month for a social evening in Waldron.

Non members are welcome to join any of our rides, which are run at a reasonable pace. Please come suitably equipped for the weather, for your own and your fellow riders comfort.

Mid Sussex Cyclists

Looking for a ride at a leisurely pace with the companionship of a group of friendly people as well as a modicum of exercise ... then try Mid Sussex Cyclists.

There is typically a full day ride on the first Sunday of every month along with a shorter weekday ride in the middle of the month. Rides vary in distance from 25 miles to 60 miles plus, making the most of the many quiet country lanes and byways that Sussex is blessed with.

The pace is a leisurely 10 m.p.h. to best take in the countryside and allow for a friendly natter on the way.

Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club

Southdowns Bikes Cycling Club is a club for road and off-road cycling enthusiasts based at the foot of the South Downs in the village of Storrington, West Sussex.