Crawley can provide excellent opportunities for cycling. It is largely flat and approximately five miles across, meaning most facilities, workplaces, rail stations and shopping are within easy cycling distance. 

Using a bike:

  • Is quick, direct, convenient and allows you to stop anywhere
  • Helps keep you fit and healthy
  • Is a fun and a great way to socialise 
  • Saves money
  • Avoids parking problems
  • Is good for the planet and people

Crawley has many quiet neighbourhood streets, but also cycle tracks, junctions and paths of varying quality. Our Local Cycle and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) will involve local people in developing proposals for a whole town cycle network of a high standard.

Crawley has a Cycle and Walking Forum for community-based organisation representatives to advise authorities and provide input to projects. The Forum is supported by us.

See related documents for our cycle map.

Bike repair stations

We have installed free bike repair stations at:

  • County Mall (by bus station)
  • Cherry Lane Adventure Playground (by the Langley Walk track)
  • K2 Crawley (by bike shelters)
  • Town Hall (by the entrance)

Each comes equipped with a pump, quality tools and a stand alongside an information panel and map.

Path maintenance

To report cycle route repair needs, missing signs or other damage, contact Highways at West Sussex County Council or call 01243 642105.

Bike shops

  • Balfe’s Bikes Gatwick, James Watt Way – bike repairs and sales
  • Bikes Revived, Tilgate Park - Social enterprise specialising in community projects, training and advice as well as repairs and pre-loved bikes
  • Dan’s Sports Den Ltd, Tilgate Parade - bike repairs, parts and preloved sales
  • Decathlon, Queens Square
  • Leeli , Turners Hill Road - repairs and bike hire
  • Mount Cycles, 67 Milton Mount Avenue - repairs

Recreational cycle routes

  • The Worth Way - Crawley to East Grinstead  - National Cycle Network Route 21
  • Tilgate Forest  - crossing the M23 to Pease Pottage and Brighton – (previously NCN 20)
  • Crawley to Horsham (to Wimlands Lane outside Horsham. Care needed at A264 due to lack of safe crossing
  • Avenue Verte – London to Paris - NCN 21route passes through Gatwick and Crawley to the Worth Way and on to Newhaven and ferry to Dieppe