Exploring the Best Cycling Holidays in the UK

Cycling Holidays in the UK | Man with bike outside cafe by the lake

Are you an adventure enthusiast looking for a unique way to explore the beautiful landscapes of Sussex? 

Look no further than cycling holidays in the UK, where you can experience the perfect blend of nature, physical activity, and cultural exploration!

In this blog post, we’ll delve into the exciting world of cycling holidays UK, with a special focus on the offerings of Sumners Ponds.

Cycling holidays UK 

Cycling holidays UK offer a remarkable way to explore the diverse landscapes and charming villages that Sussex has to offer. With a growing trend in eco-friendly travel and outdoor exploration, cycling holidays have gained immense popularity among adventure seekers of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a beginner, there’s a perfect cycling route waiting for you.

Benefits of Cycling Holidays

Cycling holidays offer a plethora of benefits that cater to both physical and mental well-being. From improving cardiovascular health to boosting mood and reducing stress, cycling provides a holistic experience that combines exercise and relaxation.

Exploring Sumners Ponds

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque West Sussex countryside, with its sprawling landscapes, serene lakes, and well-maintained trails, Sumners Ponds offers an idyllic setting for cyclists to embark on their adventures.

Accommodation and Amenities

Whether you want to start, finish, stop off, or stay at Sumners Ponds, we can help you! We have many different types of accommodations. Choose from cosy Shepherd’s Huts, Lakeside Lodges, or camping under the stars. Sumners Ponds provides comfortable accommodations and modern amenities to make your stay enjoyable.

Dining with a View

Indulge in delicious meals and drinks at the on-site Cafe by the Lake, overlooking the tranquil lakes.

Cycling Holidays in the UK | Cafe by the lake pond

Cycling from Sumners Ponds

Our campsite is just off the South Downs link, making it perfect to start and end at Sumners Ponds.

We are also a 2 hour cycle from Arundel, Brighton, and Lewes, with many other beautiful places inbetween and further out!

Types of Cycling Holidays UK

The UK’s diverse landscape caters to various types of cycling holidays, ensuring there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re drawn to the gently rolling hills of the countryside or the fresh sea air, Sussex has it all.

Leisurely Countryside Rides

Perfect for those seeking a relaxed pace, leisurely countryside rides take you through charming villages, lush meadows, and historical sites. It’s an excellent way to soak in the local culture and marvel at the beauty of rural landscapes.

Click here for West Sussex cycling routes.

Coastal Cycling Escapes

Experience the refreshing sea breeze and stunning coastal views with these routes. Cycling along coastal paths provides a unique perspective of the UK’s shoreline, with options to stop at beaches and coastal towns along the way.

Click here for East Sussex cycling routes.

Historical Landmarks Tour

Combine your love for history with cycling by exploring routes that take you past iconic historical landmarks. Immerse yourself in the stories of the past while enjoying an active holiday.

Click here for Sussex’s historical landmarks.

Cycling Holidays in the UK | Arundel Castle

Preparing for Your Cycling Holiday

Before you embark on your cycling adventure, some essential preparations are necessary to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Choosing the Right Bike

Selecting the right bike for your trip is crucial. Consider the terrain you’ll be riding on and choose a bike that suits your comfort and skill level.

Essential Gear Checklist

Pack wisely with essential gear such as a helmet, padded shorts, comfortable cycling shoes, water bottles, and a first-aid kit.

Fitness and Training Tips

While cycling holidays are designed for various fitness levels, some training beforehand can enhance your overall experience. Incorporate cycling into your fitness routine to build endurance and stamina.

Tips for a Memorable Cycling Vacation

To make the most of your cycling holiday, consider these valuable tips:

Plan Your Routes

Research and plan your routes in advance to optimise your time and enjoy the best of the Sussex scenery.

Capture the Moments

Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments along the way.

Why Choose Sumners Ponds for Your Cycling Adventure

Sumners Ponds’ dedication to providing a well-rounded experience, from a well-maintained site to comfortable accommodations, sets it apart as a top choice for cycling holidays in the UK.

Cycling holidays in the UK, especially with Sumners Ponds, offer an enriching and invigorating way to explore the beauty of Sussex. With a perfect blend of physical activity, nature appreciation, and cultural immersion, these holidays are a must for any adventure enthusiast.


What’s the best time for a cycling holiday at Sumners Ponds?

Sumners Ponds welcomes cyclists throughout the year. Spring and summer offer pleasant weather, while autumn showcases vibrant foliage.

Do I need to bring my own bike?

Yes, you will need to bring your own bike and bike gear.

Cycling Holidays UK – Sumners Ponds Campsite and Fishery

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and beautiful spot set in the tranquil countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture.

Perfect for a family holiday, a couple’s retreat, or a short break to recoup. Sumners Ponds has many different types of accommodation, from camping and caravan sites to pods, from lodges with fishing to Shepherd’s Huts, from Safari Tents to family fields!

The campsite itself boasts high-quality campsite facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm, and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

Our campsite and all accommodations are dog-friendly, which means you can have your four-legged friend right beside you!

We also have The Cafe by the Lake, which is our restaurant and bar that is open to both those staying on-site and the general public. We aim to provide the highest standard of food and service.

Book your stay today: 

Tel: 01403 732539 

Online: https://sumnersponds.co.uk/staying-at-sumners/   

Email: bookings@sumnersponds.co.uk  

Quick Enquiry

Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.