Route 1: Hassocks, Ditchling and Clayton (Approx 8 miles / 13 km) This takes in Oldland Mill, the charming village of Ditchling with its many Elizabethan buildings and the Saxon church at Clayton, beneath Jack and Jill Mills and back via to Hassocks passing the historic Danny House, where the terms of the armistice to be offered to Germany were agreed by the allies in 1918.
Route 2: Hassocks, Goddards Green, Twineham, Sayers Common, Hurstpierpoint (Approx 12 miles / 19.5km) This route goes further north into Mid Sussex, via the Grade 2 listed pub The Sportsman, north of Hurstpierpoint.
Route 3: Hassocks, Westmeston, Streat, Plumpton, Ditchling (Approx 14.5 miles / 23 km) This takes you on a figure of 8 to the small parish of Streat and around Plumpton, where there is a race course, shops and several pubs.
Route 4: Burgess Hill Green Route, Goddards Green, Hurstpierpoint College (Approx 8 miles / 13 km)
Route 5: Ditchling and the top of the South Downs (Approx 10.5 miles / 17 km) This route will take you along the top of the Downs, past Jack and Jill mills and Ditchling Beacon and via the hamlet of Streat.
Ordnance Survey Getamap allows you to create cycling routes on OS maps or satellite images, download to your computer or GPS, add markers such as places of interest or refreshments and print,save and share your maps. It also gives distances, elevation and times for routes.
West Sussex County Council Cycling has information including a cycle journey planner and more cycling routes and maps. Enter start and end points, choose fastest, quietest or balanced route and the journey planner will give you directions, a map and elevation profile (showing how hilly your route is) as well as distance and estimated journey time.
Here are some further on and off road routes we've taken.