It meanders southwards from the village of Copsale through the gently rolling Sussex countryside, besides fields, and past a handful of small cottages. With very little motor traffic, it’s a lovely place to ride a bike.
However, despite the fact that I’ve lived in Horsham most of my life, I’ve only ever ridden down this lane once, and that was to take these pictures, over the weekend.
And that’s for one simple reason – it doesn’t go anywhere. At least, not anywhere I want to ride a bike.
The southern end of Bar Lane meets the A24, a fast dual carriageway which typically carries a high volume of motor traffic. There is no cycle track or pavement here – not even a verge. This is not a place I have ever ridden a bike, because I don’t want to.
So while Bar Lane is useful for driving, if you are on a bike, it effectively has a brick wall built at one end.
I probably won’t cycle down it again, which makes me a bit sad.