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©2018 created for Chalkpit Trails,

by Samuel Ackland-Jones.

Just a little bit about us

David Rice

David has been mountain biking since the early 90s and has been a keen cyclist since early teens. When in France, David cycled on the road riding in the Midi-Pyrenees region North West of Toulouse and also off road in the Pyrenees both on his own and in groups. When we moved back to the UK, being able to cycle out of the front door into the South Downs National Park was a key decision. There is so much off road fun to be had in the area, that the road bike is now mostly found attached to an indoor trainer for those times when he can't get outside.


We can provide routes to suit all abilities on request, these have all been tried and tested by David many times, to make sure they are just right! 

Abigail Rice (Abby)

Having had an extended 14 year break from work to raise 4 children Abby is keen to re-connect with her working skills from previously working in the Leisure & Travel Industry.


"Chalkpit Trails is my brainchild. We moved to Amberley in 2014 after living in South West France on and off for 10 years. We quickly made ourselves at home in Amberley and got to know the area. Living in the fairly new South Downs National Park and living right by one of the feeder trails to the South downs Way, we have seen the number of visitors to the area steadily grow and saw the need for more visitor services. This is where the idea of cycle hire began "

Aside from cycling off road, Abby is also at home on a Yoga mat, taking part in local group fitness training and swimming at Arundel Lido (when the season permits).