Mountain Biking

The Steyning Downland scheme offers an exceptional opportunity for mountain bikers of all ages and skills to enjoy local trails set in the woodland near Chanctonbury ring.

There are a number of trails with varying degrees of difficulty, carefully planned and built by local volunteers and riders.

SDS promotes a high health and safety standard and requests all riders, wear cycle helmets and always walk the trails before riding them.

In addition we promote courteous cycling which includes giving consideration for bridleway users such as Horses, dogs and families.

If you would like to be involved with maintaining the trails please contact:

In February 2016, we produced a Mountain Bike Statement which sets out a plan of action to make the mountain bike area safer for all users. Local mountain bikers attend our Steering Group and we review the condition of the rides and jumps every six months.