Henfield to Shoreham Airport - Downs Link Cycle Route

Friday 24th January 2014 at 10.00am This is what time the ride will set off. It’s best to get to the starting point at least 15 minutes beforehand to avoid missing the start.

Starting Point & Postcode
Downs Link car park adjacent to Cat & Canary, Upper Station Road, Henfield, West Sussex The nearest accessible toilets/public conveniences are located inside the Shell garage in the village. Car park postcode is   BN5 9PJ
Overall Duration On a long ride, it’s sometimes good to have a little break in the middle, or maybe a catch up at the beginning or end to keep it sociable. This means that the overall ride duration may be longer than the actual cycling time.
2 hours 40 mins  (2 hours 10 mins cycling)
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 “The Downs Link follows 2 disused railway lines and crosses the Surrey Hills, the Low Weald, the South Downs and the Coastal Plain. Since the trains departed in the 1960's the embankments and cuttings have become a green corridor for wildlife and people. The route connects a variety of habitats, passing banks of wildflowers, trees, hedges, woodlands, rivers, ponds and streams. This provides food and shelter to many species of wildlife, some scarce or uncommon”

Our destination will be the cafe in the lovely “Art Deco” airport building in Shoreham. The route is mainly off-road, with a few farm tracks and quiet roads to negotiate. Sections of the original railway line were sold off or developed when it was closed, so the cycle route has been diverted across farmland and through some quiet residential areas.

This steady paced ride is just less than 18 miles and is NOT SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS, however, we will always ride at the pace of the slowest rider and no-one will be left behind.

After time to warm up, have a cuppa and a few calories, we will retrace our route back to the start point.


As we cross the South Downs there are some hilly sections with loose gravel. This ride is only suitable for mountain bikes or hybrids with knobbly tyres. Please give your bike a check over before you leave home, are the tyres pumped up? Are the gears and brakes working properly? Always carry a spare inner tube, puncture repair kit and a pump, just in case.

Please come prepared for the weather forecast on the day - a few layers, a lightweight jacket to keep you warm and dry, gloves and good grip on your shoes (plus any medication you may require). Wearing a helmet is advisable.

If you have any questions please text : 07931 703953 or email : henfieldbreeze@gmail.com

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Starting Point
Downs Link car park adjacent to Cat & Canary, Upper Station Road, Henfield, West Sussex The nearest accessible toilets/public conveniences are located inside the Shell garage in the village. Car park postcode is  
Starting Postcode

Meet the Champions

  • Louisa Hargrave
    Louisa Hargrave I only started cycling regularly a few years ago after being advised by a GP that cycling would be more gentle on my knees than jogging. I discovered Breeze and was delighted to find out how much fun you can have cycling with other like minded ladies. Please text me if you have any questions Mobile : 07931 703953 Email : henfieldbreeze@gmail.com

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