Resources for cyclists including maps, recommended cycle routes, parking, rider training and how to report abandoned bikes.

Cycle training and maintenance training courses for Brighton & Hove residents

Cycle lanes

There are cycle lanes across the city, including:

  • along the seafront
  • Grand Avenue
  • The Drive
  • Hove to Hangleton
  • Lewes Road 

Many of these routes form part of the national and regional cycle route network

Many other projects also include cycle lanes. Find out about our local projects.

Find your best cycle route on our cycle route map and journey planner.

Explore the Living Coast by bike.

If you don’t have access to a bike, try out the BTN Bikeshare scheme with locations across the city.

New cycle lanes added in 2020

Since March 2020, as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we had a strong instruction, and funding, from central government to make active travel an attractive option for short journeys, or as part of a longer journey. 

As a result, the following cycle lanes have been introduced across the city:

BTN (Brighton) BikeShare

BTN BikeShare is Brighton & Hove’s bike sharing scheme, which allows residents, commuters and visitors to hire bikes to travel around the city. Find out more about BTN BikeShare.

Walking and cycling improvement schemes

Our One Journey Better page, you can find information about walking and cycling improvement schemes.

Find out more about the A23 active travel scheme and read the frequently asked questions.

In February to March 2021, there was a consultation about the proposals for new temporary cycle lane schemes.

The Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee will make the decision on whether to go ahead with these on 21 July 2021.

Abandoned bikes

Our Highway Enforcement Team deal with reports of abandoned bikes across the city.

Bikes can quickly deteriorate if not used regularly causing an unsightly obstruction on the public highway. You can report online or call us on 01273 292929.

Unclaimed abandoned bikes

Bikes are ticketed with a 14 day notice asking the owners to contact the council to claim their bike. If after 14 days the bikes are not claimed they are added to a list for removal. Removing these bikes not only helps free up valuable cycle parking spaces but also benefits a local charity.

Cycle map

View our online cycle map.

This map allows you to find all the cycle facilities available on any chosen route. It can be the basis of a journey plan for commuters for work or study, for leisure cyclists looking for on or off road adventures, visitors to the city or anyone looking for off road or child friendly cycling space.

Select the features you want the map to show from a menu of options. You can also select the type of route you want to cycle, what you’d like to find on route, including landmarks, street names, cycle parking, light controlled crossings, cycle retail and repair places and more.

When you have chosen your options, simply zoom in on the area you want to see to set the print area. (The Desktop version has plus or minus symbols in the top left hand corner).

A print option then allows you to print or save a PDF of your customised map and map key and to add your own title and notes.

Print versions are also available at most cycle retailers and council service sites, as well as many hotels, cafes and shops across the city and in surrounding areas.

Cycle parking

Cycle hangars

We will soon be rolling out a programme of installing cycle hangars across the city, in order to help residents park their bikes securely near their homes. Find out more about cycle hangars.

As part of the Valley Gardens improvement scheme in Brighton City Centre we have introduced 56 additional cycle parking stands, providing parking for 112 cycles in the area. To support the increased demand for cycling since the start of the pandemic we are installing a further 50 cycle parking stands to accommodate 100 more cycles. Provision of additional cycle parking is also included in our recent bid to the Department for Transport for funding to support active travel measures, this is focused around providing grant funds for businesses.

If you would like to suggest another location in the city for cycle parking, either traditional stands or a new on-road cycle parking place, please complete our online cycle parking request form.

Wheels for women

Find out how more women and girls can start cycling. Download and share our poster. 

Contact us

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, email

Find out about cycling organisations, clubs and businesses in Brighton & Hove