Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Cycle the Wight

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Cycle the Wight

Sunday 21 September 2020


Cycle the Wight in aid of the British Heart Foundation

Pre-registration for the event on Sunday has now closed.  There will be places available on the day for £15.  Checkpoints (Smallbrook, Blackgang, Yarmouth (not a checkpoint for the 50 mile route) and East Cowes) will open at 9am and close at 11am.

Download a GPX of the route which excludes the gravel track

The 70 & 50 mile routes follow the Round the Island cycle route which takes in minor roads and lanes wherever possible. The route will be ridden clockwise and participants should follow the blue & white highways signs with a blue island and white cycle, which are numbered at strategic points. There are diversions for the Ryde and Yarmouth checkpoints so keep an eye out for the temporary signs.

The 50 mile route does not go to Yarmouth. The route will be signposted from Chale just after the Blackgang checkpoint, taking you through quiet lanes to Merstone where you will join the cycle track (gravel in some places) through Newport all the way to Cowes. From Cowes it will be signposted to the Floating Bridge where you will once again join the Round the Island route.

There is a short gravel cycle track on the 70 mile route from Freshwater to Yarmouth that may not be suitable for some road bike tyres. It is only a short track route (approx 2 miles) but you may take the road around the track if you wish.

The routes are marked at main junctions so you need to keep an eye out for the signs, however you are advised to take a map of the route with you, and these can be download from
here.  An Ordnance Survey map of the Isle of Wight (Explorer OL29) is also advised.

Al’s Bikes have very kindly given a Marin Bobcat Trail 7.4 to give away!
The Isle of Wight is the Lonely Planet's number one place in the world to cycle. The ubiquitous travel guide has produced a top ten of places that should be on every cyclists wishlist. The Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service Cycling Club wholeheartedly agree and invite you to join us to ride their '100 Here' sportive with a choice of two routes, the 109.5km / 68 mile (100 Here) or the CHALLENGING 171km / 106 mile (Hilly Hundred Here) which has over 3000m / 10,000 ft of climbing on Sunday 28 June.