Cycling is a fun and easy way to get active and there are lots of places throughout the district to go get started.

There are fantastic opportunities across Lewes district and Eastbourne for anyone who prefers to travel on two wheels and lots of opportunities for people who haven’t been on a bike for years.

This section covers everything from beginners’ courses, cycle routes and buying a bike to the more hair-raising events and activities you might want to try.

Get started with information on local training in this area see Bikeability

To hire or buy a second hand bike in Eastbourne go to LetsBike-Eastbourne (Tel: 07875 591648) or to buy a second-hand bike try Rebicycled in nearby Hailsham. Let’s Bike is currently the only bike hire available in Eastbourne.

To hire, buy or repair your bike in Lewes there are two Cycleshack shops. offering services and information to customers with a wide range of ability. They also run a Cycle to work scheme with 0% finance on any purchase over £500.

To hire a bike or find out about mountain cycling around the South Downs see Seven Sisters Cycle.

For maps, leaflets and booklets with information on off-road and other cycle routes go to East Sussex Cycle Rides. See the Bespoke Cycle and Leisure Map to see where is best to bike in Eastbourne. Lewes Cycle Map provides all the information needed to bike in Lewes.

Cycling is allowed on the seafront at the eastern end at Sovereign Gardens to Fishermans Green and at the western end from the Wish Tower to Uppder Dukes Drive on a shared foot path at road level. Cycling is not allowed on any other part of the seafront

For general information and advice on cycling in and around Eastbourne see Bespoke.

Look for local cycle groups in Greenhavens area (Telscombe through to Seaford), there are lots of events that take place throughout the year all advertised on the website, as well as links to all the cycle routes in East Sussex: