LONDON TO CHICHESTER CYCLE ROUTE
From Richmond Park
From Richmond Park
Cycling routes in London along quiet roads are not common place. However, starting from Richmond, there are some excellent country lanes for cycling in Surrey and Sussex. This ride picks out the lanes and takes you through beautiful countryside, as you cycle to historic Chichester beneath the hills of the South Downs.
Stats 102 km 884 metres
Refreshments & Where to Stay
We’ve suggested refreshments at 2 places along the way:
It’s difficult to find quiet country roads in the Surrey and Sussex hills these days. However, this ride weaves around some beautiful quiet roads, with a few climbs thrown in, as it winds its way to Chichester.
You can either: take the train back, stay overnight and then cycle back along another route, or make a long day in the saddle. We’d recommend either an overnight stay or taking the train.
Route The gpx file will keep you on track, however, here are some basic route tips.
1. Head away from Richmond and the park along the A307 towards Thames Ditton. At the junction (just before the golf course) head left onto Kingston Bypass, then immediately cross safely and take the Littleworth Road through the trees.
2. At Hare Lane Green turn right onto Milbourne Lane and follow this until the junction with the A244 Copsem Lane. Turn left.
3. After a short ride through trees, turn right onto Medway and follow this road until a junction near the Esher Common car park – turn left.
4.Follow the A307 Portsmouth Road into Cobham, leaving Cobham on the Downside Road, passing Cobham Park.
5. Cross over the M25 on your way to East Harsley, taking Crocknorth Road out of the village (south). At the junction and X roads with White Down Lane, turn right and ride towards Holmbury St Mary for a break.
6. Leave Holmbury on the B2126 towards Forest Green, but turn off after 1.5 km right towards Ewhirst and Cranleigh. Weave your way along towards Ewhurst Cricket Club. Ride into Cranleigh.
7. Leave Cranleigh towards Alfold, eventually meeting the Alfold Bypass and turning left. Cycle to Loxwood. Leave Loxwood on Vicarage Hill. After 1.2 km, with a layby to your left and junction opposite, take the junction right signed to Kirdforth and Petworth.
8. At Petworth, take a break at Tiffins for coffee and cake.
9. Leave Petworth on the A285 for 9km, then turning off right, opposite St Mary’s Farm, signed to Goodwood. Weave your way now through Goodwood and into Chichester.
Click below for GPX file & accommodation