Left arrow

back to the blog


London to Brighton | Motorcycle Ride


Jake T · September 27, 2019

London to Brighton

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head on down to the seaside for the day. A firm favourite of ours here at RideTo is the route down from London to Brighton.

The route down will take around 2hrs 15min though we recommend making a few stops on the way to really take in the scenery. Why not start out with a bit of breakfast in Brixton one of our favourite eateries, The Blues Kitchen. Once you're fuelled up and ready to go, head on down the A23 through Streatham, Mitcham and out towards the popular biker spot Rykas Cafe just outside of Box Hill.

From there you will pick up the A24 heading south. Taking you through some brilliant winding roads down to Horsham. Keep on following the A24 and take the turning for West Grinstead. This is where the roads get really fun. You'll soon find yourself in the beautiful South Downs as you proceed south through Henfield and Poynings before finally arriving at Devils Dyke. This popular destination offers stunning views for miles around as you look out onto East Sussex.As you head-on into Brighton, you will be greeted by a whole host of cafes and restaurants. We particularly recommend a stop at FIKA for some of the best coffee around and an incredible fried egg sandwich.

One of the many great things about Brighton is there are plenty of bike bays all around the city so you will more often than not find somewhere to park pretty close to where you're going. But always remember to bring a padlock and secure your bike as best as possible.Whilst you're there we recommend exploring the famous Laines, which are full of fabulous boutiques and unique shops and restaurants. It's also worth checking out the 162m British Airways i360, an observation tower that gives you 360-degree views of the south downs and Sussex coastline.

Have you made the trip down to Brighton? Tag us in your photos at @rideto

Brighton Button

This information is given to you as a guide to support you in your choice of licence and RideTo has made every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information provided about motorcycle licence and training requirements. However, RideTo cannot guarantee the information is up to date, correct and complete and is therefore provided on an "as is" basis only. RideTo accepts no liability whatsoever for any loss or damage howsoever arising. We recommend that you verify the current licence and training requirements by checking the DVSA website.