London to Brighton route

Anonymous1502

Well-Known Member
I want to plan a route from London (near Hyde Park (central) ) to Brighton and I'm wondering if anyone has any recommended routes or nice parts to cycle through with a road bike? I don't use google maps because it usually comes up with long-winded routes or even through fields and unpaved paths. I prefer plotting my own routes using strava. Any helps is much appreciated!
 

si_c

Veteran
Location
Wirral
Have you looked at the London to Brighton organised ride?
 

Sharky

Guru
Location
Kent
 

mikeIow

Über Member
Location
Leicester
Try using cycle.travel - it is a brilliant route planning tool.
You can print maps (overview/detailed) or take GPS to put on a device.
It came up with this within seconds of me typing in, and obviously you can start or end where you like.

FWIW, I've done the BHF ride perhaps 4 times over many years....the route is okay, if you can find that.
Getting out of London on nice roads is always the challenge....
 

Pale Rider

Legendary Member
TBH my route is mainly A Roads so not really for inexperienced cyclists.
Their best bet is to get the route for the BHF ride and follow that.
Aye, I suppose there were some fast roads - past Gatwick, for example, and the bit where we crossed the M23 or M25, whichever it was.

Several pretty villages as well, although we were going that fast (for me), I didn't take much of it in.
 

StuAff

Silencing his legs regularly
Location
Portsmouth
TBH my route is mainly A Roads so not really for inexperienced cyclists.
Their best bet is to get the route for the BHF ride and follow that.
+1. Lot of roads that Ian's route, or the ones taken on FNRttCs, that just aren't suitable for many riders in daylight…
 

Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
My favourite route.
Make your own way through London.
Bletchingley, Outwood, Smallfield, Copthorne Common, Turner's Hill, Ardingly, Lindfield (nr Haywards Heath, stop at cafe), Slugwash Lane, Wivelsfield Green, Westmeston, Ditchling Beacon, Brighton.

None of these roads are super busy, but from Bletchingley to Lindfield it's mostly medium sized roads. Twiddly lane alternatives can be constructed.
 
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Dogtrousers

Kilometre nibbler
Something else to consider:

Go to www.ridewithgps.com
Click on "Find"
Enter a start point, eg Starts within 10 miles of London
Enter "brighton" in keywords.
Click Search

You will get approximately a zillion suggested routes.
 
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