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Sussex is a must visit location for experienced and novice cyclists alike, surrounded by countryside and historical landmarks, the county is full of varied terrain, from the challenging South Downs National Park to the peaceful promenades in Brighton and Eastbourne, there is something for everyone.

Cuckoo Trail – Featured as one of The Guardians top bike rides, the Cuckoo Trail is a 14-mile route across the picturesque Sussex countryside. It’s gentle gradients and smooth surface provide the ideal path for cyclists of all ages and abilities. The route follows the old ‘Cuckoo Line’ railway track and stretches from Heathfield to Shinewater Park passing through Horam, Hailsham and Polegate attracting approximately 250,000 visitors a year.

Ashdown Forest & Crowborough Circular – Beginning just six miles from Millwood’s Coppice End development in Crowborough, this 29-mile trail features a total of eleven hill climbs between 40 and 150 metres and gravel terrain from the start, perfect for cyclists who like a challenge. There is plenty to see along this route which rewards riders with its outstanding scenery and varied wildlife. Circling the outskirts of Crowborough, the trail weaves through the Ashdown Forest and provides cyclists with the opportunity to visit the famous Five Hundred Acre Woods and High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Brighton to Devil’s Dyke – Devil’s Dyke offers amazing views across the English Channel and the Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is accessible from Brighton via a challenging three-hour route containing B-roads and country lanes. Dyke Valley is the widest, longest and deepest ‘dry valley’ in the UK and is very popular with hang-gliders and paragliders due to its thermal skies, perfect for cyclists who wish to relax at the end of their journey.

For those interested in moving to Sussex, Millwood has a variety of developments suitable for a range of buyers in Crowborough and Heathfield, East Sussex and Storrington, West Sussex.