Cycling in Bognor Regis: three routes

To celebrate Bike Week 2023, local cycling and bike expert, Adam Bell of the Bognor Bike Hub shares three cycling routes in and around Bognor Regis.

The aim of Bike Week, which takes place 5th – 11th June 2023, is to promote and celebrate being out and about on a bike. It’s not just another form of transport or simply a hobby, it’s an ideal way to create healthier and more active communities, to easily get around locally and at the same time helping you improve your physical & mental health. Official website of how to get involved:

Route 1 (Beginners): Cycling along the Prom

Bognor Regis promenade by Peter Flude

As the prom is a shared use path with no vehicles, it gives you a 2-mile-long stretch of flat tarmac, connecting Aldwick with Felpham.  This allows you to explore at your leisure the many cafes along the way, from West Park at one end to The Lobster Pot & The Boat House at the other.  Or you can hop off into the town centre or the local shops at either end.

Route 2 (Beginners - Intermediate): Bognor Regis to Barnham

Approx. 5 miles, mainly off-road.  Setting off from near the station, head north along London Road, and then turn right into the London Road car park and head into Hotham Park, turning right to follow the path anti-clockwise.  You can stop off at the café if you like, and then carry on, dropping down to leave the park opposite the Butlins Wave entrance.  Cross over the road and then left following the shared use path for about 500m, going past the main Butlins entrance and then cross over the road, to head up towards the Arun Leisure Centre.  Follow the path round past the roundabout until you reach the pelican crossing and cross over the road and turn right onto Drygrounds Lane and at the end turn left onto Downview Road.  Follow that all the way to the end where the golf club is and then turn right and then almost immediately left onto the cycle path and follow that through the estate alongside Stanhorn Grove until you reach the A259 Felpham Relief Road.  Turn left on the shared use path and carry on for about 500m until you reach a crossing point which is marked for Barnham.  Crossing the road, you then access a permissive path, to go around the edge of fields.  Towards the end you’ll cross over a section of the old Portsmouth and Arundel canal marked with an information board, and then shortly afterwards the path ends opposite a church.  Turn right and follow the quiet road up until you reach the junction with Yapton Road.  You can enjoy a drink at the Murrell Arms on the corner or turn left and follow the main road underneath the railway into the centre of Barnham.

Route 3 (Intermediate): Bognor Regis to Chichester

Approx. 7 miles, mainly on the shared use path alongside the A259.  From the town centre, cycle along Linden Road, crossing over Hawthorn Road into Collyer Avenue and then follow the road round, to cross over Central Drive and then turn left onto Central Avenue until you reach Chalcraft Lane.  Cross over at the Toucan crossing and then turn immediately left towards Bersted Parish Council Community Centre.  Cycle round the centre and onto the path past the playground, and then follow the signs for Chichester by turning left onto Winston Crescent.  At the end, turn left onto New Barn Lane and then follow the road round into Brazwick Avenue and then when it reaches the Chichester Road, turn left onto the shared use path and follow that for approx. 400m and then cross over at the Toucan crossing and then continue left onto Brabsham Lane and then follow the shared use path north towards Chichester.

After about 2 miles, just before the roundabout towards Oving, using the Toucan crossing to go onto the other side and then follow the shared use path for another mile.  If you like, you can stop off at the café in the Brick Kiln Garden Centre.  The path then ends near the A27, so cross over Vinnetrow Road and then use the bridge over the A27.  On the other side, turn left to go through the Quarry Lane Industrial Estate, which has a shared use path on the north side. Follow the road past Covers and the other units and then at the end, turn left and then immediately right into Kingsham Avenue.  Follow that along past the police station and then at the end you’ll find yourself on Basin Road, just south of the bus station.  You can either turn left and find the café at the top of the canal basin or turn right and go round the bus station and then you can head up into the city centre.

Bognor Bike Hub

At Bognor Bike Hub, we’ll always be happy to show you how to look after your bike and also talk about where you can cycle locally, and we have a wide range of free maps available.  Inside the shop, we’ve got everything you might need for a bike, as well having fully equipped workshops for repairs & servicing of bikes.  There’s also a number of bikes available for hire for anyone visiting the area without a bike.

Our friends at Cycle Bognor run a number of regular social bike rides throughout the year, designed to help people get out and about on their bike and to explore the area.  They all run at a slow and steady pace, with all types of bike welcome.  There’s normally a ride every Saturday afternoon.

During Bike Week, there’ll be evening rides on Tuesday 6th June and Wednesday 7th June as well as a ride setting off at 1pm on Saturday 10th June. More details are on their Facebook page at which shows the rides about a week in advance and these are also listed on the Lets Ride website by searching on for rides in Bognor Regis.

Bognor Bike Hub is located at 68 Aldwick Road, Bognor Regis PO21 2PE (opposite the Kia garage)
Tel. 01243 697990
Email: [email protected]

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