Cycling to Gatwick Airport is a great option for those who work at the airport or have the time and a small amount of baggage. It is a cycle friendly airport with a range of facilities designed for cyclists as well as a designated national cycle route that passes through the airport.
NCR 21 runs from Greenwich in London and links the towns of Horley and Crawley with a cycle friendly path that offers a safe haven for cyclist travelling to Gatwick. The route travels right under the South Terminal building taking riders in to the heart of the airport. For more information see National Cycle Route 21.
Facilities for Cyclists
Whether you are an employee at the airport or a passenger that is a keen cyclist and is happy to travel to the airport under your own steam, there is a range of facilities for you and your bike when cycling to Gatwick Airport.
Safe and secure cycle parking is available in several areas at Gatwick, monitored by CCTV so you can have peace of mind when leaving your cycle for any period of time. Cycle parking can be found near to the transit station and the South Terminal where NCR 21 passes through the site. Although the airport will do everything to keep you pride and joy safe we must remind you that all bikes are left at your own risk. It is recommended that you take your own safety precautions when parking your bike at Gatwick or any other place and leaving it unattended.
Security Tips for Cyclists
- Buy a good lock
- Secure your bike through the wheel and the frame
- Remove any parts and accessories such as saddle bags and lights
- Take out comprehensive cycle insurance to cover you in the event of a theft or damage
Shower and Washroom Facilities
Shower facilities are available for cyclists and passengers who wish to freshen up and get changed for work or a departing flight. The showers are situated close to the Beehive in the South Terminal.