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The number of people cycling in Brighton & Hove has increased substantially over recent years. A large proportion of city workers still drive less than three miles to get to work each day, so there is great potential for increasing cycling in the city.
- request for cycle parking
- report an abandoned bike
- request Bikeability cycle training (schools only)
There are cycle lanes across the city, including along the seafront, Grand Avenue and The Drive, Hove to Hangleton, with improvements currently being made along Lewes Road and Old Shoreham Road . Many of these routes form part of the national and regional cycle route network
We now have a comprehensive City Cycle Facilities Map. It shows you where our many cycle facilities are such as cycle parking, counters, cycle routes and 'toucan' crossings. The city wide cycling map [PDF 9.05mb] will help you plan your journey using the best routes.
Cycle hire, training & groups
If you are new to cycling, want to regain confidence on a bike or want to get out and about and have fun on a bike, please search the internet for your local cycling group, cycle hire company, trainer or retailer.
Free Bikeability cycle training is available for children aged 9 to 14 during the school holidays and Brighton & Hove pupils in years 5 and 6 are offered training during term time through their school.
We recognise that cyclists are vulnerable road users so we are working with the police and fire & rescue service to reinforce safety for cyclists. We want all road users to ‘Share the road, share the responsibility’. Cyclists can play their part in lawful, responsible and considerate cycling. The Highway Code (rules 59-82) contains advisory and compulsory rules for cyclists. In addition, see the following links on common safety issues for cyclists.
- Advice on junction safety [PDF 34kb]
- Guide to hand signals [PDF 43kb]
- Advice on blind spots [PDF 15kb]
- The cycle code of conduct [PDF 20kb]
The council has installed cycle advanced stop lines (ASLs) at numerous road junctions, making it safer for cyclists by providing a space in front of queuing traffic. For further advice and information in relation to cycle safety in the city, please contact the Road Safety Officer on (01273) 292258 or email: email@example.com.
New cycle parking has been installed in the city. The new parking facilities are blocks of cycle parking with space for 10 bikes or more.
Cycling StrategyBrighton & Hove's first cycling strategy document [PDF 86kb] produced in 2004.
We welcome comments on cycling in the city. If you'd like to get in touch with your views, or for advice and information on cycling and walking, contact our Walking & Cycling Officer on (01273) 290487. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.