Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 2011
17th - 25th September 2011

Cycle the Wight

CYCLE THE WIGHT Sunday 18th September 2011 - register here 




Cycle the Wight in aid of the British Heart Foundation. There are 70, 50 and 15 mile routes to suit all abilities.  Please call 01892 890002 for more information or online entry is avialble through the BHF website. British Heart Foundation website

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. And take 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.

CYCLE THE WIGHT ROUTE MAP  please print a copy or they will be available on the day.

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 the internet:
An Ordnance Survey map of the Isle of Wight (Explorer OL29) is also advised.

8th September 2011
Great cycling prizes to be won.

Plus to celebrate the Cycling Festival Isle of Wight Tourism is offering one lucky winner the chance to take their family and friends on a fabulous cycling holiday for four on the Isle!
The Isle of Wight has been listed as one of the best cycling routes in the world!