Being mostly flat, with lots of cycle paths and increasing facilities for bikes, cycling is the way forward for Crawley.
Bikes are a good choice for convenience as most trips are short enough to go easily by bike, often much more quickly than by car and you can stop at any time and walk. Cycle parking is also free and available all over the town and with panniers or a trailer, you can do most of your shopping by bike.
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The Crawley Cycle Map now includes bus stops and walkways as well as accurate cycle routes. It is available for download below or can be picked up, free of charge from the Town Hall, libraries, train stations, K2 and The Hawth.
The Easy Way network is a new way of showing easy cycling routes around Crawley, avoiding busy roadways and preferring quiet streets and off-road paths.
Planning your journey
With the West Sussex Cycle Journey Planner you can plot your journey and see how long it will take, how many calories you’ll burn, and even how hilly it is. The planner can help you choose the fastest or quietest route and these can be downloaded to GPS devices.
Visit the Leisure Cycling Routes page for special trips out of town, including the new Avenue Verte from London to Paris and visit the Cycle Routes and Signs page for advice on the types of path, crossings and signs.
Travelling by train with your bike? Click on the link for Southern Rail’s policy and map of restrictions .
A sheet giving advice on security, safety, maintenance, riding and other useful information can be downloaded by clicking the link below.
To report cycle route repair needs, missing signs or other damage email Highways at West Sussex County Council or call 01243 642105, detailing location as specifically as possible and type of fault, e.g. loose surfacing.
For more information on cycling in Crawley contact Kay Wagland on 01293 438545
www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn - Find out more about the National Cycle Network that passes through Crawley.
www.cyclinguk.org , CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling. Nationally and locally, they use their knowledge to influence decision makers and help people discover how cycling can change lives.
www.crawleywheelers.co.uk - a cycling club for anyone interested in leisure or competitive cycling in and around Crawley and Haywards Heath, West Sussex.
www.lcc.org.uk – Useful information and advice from the London Cycling Campaign.
www.sustrans.org.uk - Find out more about the Sustrans Bike It project and what is happening in Bike It schools in Crawley.
www.bikehub.co.uk – a joint initiative of the Bicycle Association and Association of Cycle Traders with information on shops and facilities.
Www.cyclestreets.net , also accessed from West Sussex Cycle Journey Planner to work out the best route for you and your bike.
www.gps-routes.co.uk – Cycling routes in Sussex. Each route contains GPS files, elevation profiles and maps with a photographic aerial view of the route.
West Sussex County Council - Cycling Webpages – Cycling information from WSCC, the Highways Authority for Crawley.
Dynamic Adventures local company providing cycling courses and bike hire in Tilgate Park.
The British Cycling Economy – How cycling affects business.
Crawley Independent Bike Businesses
Dan’s Sports Den Ltd - bike repairs, parts and preloved sales. Telephone 07935 978195. Facebook
tel: 01293 438545
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Open Mon to Fri 8.30am-5pm