One of the best ways to experience East Sussex is by bike. The coastal cycle route takes you all the way from Hastings Contemporary to Towner Gallery and is traffic free from Hastings to Bexhill. Cycling is such a great way of taking the trail but we do advise that the stretch between Bexhill and Eastbourne is only suitable for over 12’s.

The Sussex Coastal Culture Trail Map & Guide is an illustrated map that shows you ways to cycle and walk the trail as well as places of interest. The map is available to buy at all three galleries or you can download a version here. Illustrated by Ben Phillips and produced by Bespoke Cycle Group and Hastings Urban Bikes.

This video has been produced by Robert Price from Bespoke. It shows the journey from Towner Art Gallery to De La Warr Pavilion and Hastings Contemporary. The purpose of the video is to demonstrate what a beautiful trail it is to experience on a bike but also points out some pinch points. We are working closely with Bespoke, Sustrans and the local authority to make this route safer for all abilities.

Bike hire

You can hire bikes in all three towns, Let’s Bike in Eastbourne, Bexhill Bicycle Hire as well as Bell’s Bicycle and High Tide Cycle, both in Hastings.