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Portsmouth to Chichester Cycle Route

England > Hampshire > Portsmouth
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Cycle Route Details
Route NamePortsmouth to Chichester
Distance : miles (km)14.52  (23.37)
Posted Byken tentacles
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Cycle Route Location
Start LocationPortsmouth, Baffins
End LocationChichester
Cycle Steps
Head through the airport estate onto the Eastern Road out of Portsmouth. Take the path through Farlington Marshes to Broadmarsh - the pavement/cycle path is now complete all the way to Xyratex.

Turn left at the roundabout over the motorway bridge and turn right at the next roundabout to go past Tesco.

At the end, turn left onto the main road through Havant. I normally go through the pedestrian precinct which is empty when I go through after work, but there is a road way round the precinct to the church and onto the A259 towards Emsworth.

Stay on the main road, through the traffic lights and past the One Stop. Take the left turn just before the roundabout onto the dual carriageway and go straight ahead - not down Castle Street - and this leads to an underpass back to the A259. Stay on the A259 through Emsworth, over the roundabout and on to Southbourne, Nutbourne, Bosham and Fishbourne.

At Fishbourne there's a cycle/footpath at the sharp right turn before the dual carriageway roundabout - follow this for a few metres to reach a gated pedestrian level crossing over the railway. Cross the tracks (as long as the lights are green!) and follow the road into Chichester town centre (go straight over the two roundabouts). Lock up and go for lunch.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
There's a bikeshop near Fishbourne, some great pubs and a nice stretch of fast road.

Your comments?
posted by:beninemRating : difficult :
did this yesterday, amazing weather so I thought why not, really good route made even better by the amazing weather, great for a warm up to longer distances

posted by:jake_pRating : difficult :
Nice ride, almost completely flat. Carried on to Goodwood from Chichester, which had a couple of hills. Interesting bike shop at Fishbourne.

posted by:ibRating : difficult :
I was looking for a route to work and found this; thank you.

I use it most days and feel fine when I get there, and look forward to the return journey. I travel a little further into Chi itself and complete each stage in approximately an hour.

posted by:Marika BarnardRating : difficult :
I am not a mad cyclist. I tend to go cycling with my little boy on the back. Is this route a good idea for a leisurely bike ride with my son?

posted by:ken tentaclesRating : difficult :
I would say it's not that good if you have a little one on board as there're some busy and fast sections. I would catch the train to one of the towns nearer and cycle from there otherwise it's a long ride for your son to sit through.

The first part through the marshes is really easy and can be lovely too.

posted by:32125Rating : difficult :
There is an alternative route at Havant avoiding the main road there. You can go around the Langstone Technolodgy Park, or nip through their car park and onto Langstone Road towards Hayling and then takr th northern part of the Billy Trail, just past Langstone Ave. It''s all marked. Follow this north, avoiding the off lead dogs, up to East Street and then resume the route as given.

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