Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Isle of Wight Cycle Routes

The Island offers the cyclist dedicated cycleways - many following the course of disused railway lines, signed routes, miles of bridleways and quiet country lanes as an alternative to busy main roads. If you would like details of the Round the Island cycle route, please call Isle of Wight Tourism 01983 813818 and a route map will be sent out to you.

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Here are some of the Island's well established cyclepaths/ routes:


THE ROUND THE ISLAND CYCLE ROUTE

ROUND THE ISLAND CYCLE ROUTE TEXT

1. Yarmouth to Freshwater - Route 1

2. Yarmouth - Route 2

3. Cowes - Route 3

4. Cowes 2 - Route 4

5. Brighstone - Route 5

6. Brighstone to Shorwell - Route 6

7. Ryde to Brading - Route 7

8. Ryde to St. Helens - Route 8

9. Newport - Route 9

10. Carisbrooke - Route 10

11. Sandown - Route 11

If you prefer a less bumpy route then please visit Howard Oakley's website which details a round the island route more suited to those with road bikes. http://www.ehnoakley.com/cycle0.html

Discover the Island with a new 64 page book; Isle of Wight Cycle Routes which includes 10 cycling routes on and off road ranging from 'easy' to 'challenging'. http://www.iowcycleroutes.co.uk

Find your own way?  A dedicated weatherproof fabric map from SplashMaps has been created for the Cycling festival. Follow this link for more details.

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Starting on Saturday 4 July, the day the world’s greatest bike race the Tour de France starts, and finishing on Saturday 5 September, the eve of the Friends Life Tour of Britain’s Grand Depart from Anglesey. The event visits the Island on 12 and 13 August, starting and finishing in Ryde.
Do you love cycling? Are you free between the 5 and 27 September 2015? Do you enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Island’s natural wonders all from the saddle of your bike? Would you like to be a key member of the Island’s largest cycling event?

If any of the above apply to you why not join this year’s Isle of Wight Cycling Festival as a volunteer ride leader?