Isle of Wight Cycling Festival 2009
19th - 27th September 2009


Author: Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, Dated: 05/06/2020

Hot on the heels of the Island’s walking festival, the Island is gearing up for National Bike Week which will take place between 13 and 21 June 2020.


The National event aims to encourage families to get more out of life by swapping four wheels for two and explore their local area. The Isle of Wight will join towns, villages and cities across the UK to host free cycling events with the theme of 'Get more out of life; live local, get cycling’.


Isle of Wight Council, organisers of the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival which takes place each year in September, is organising events as part of National Bike Week.

The  IW Council road safety and events teams will be at the Newport Minster Summer Fair in St Thomas’s Square in Newport on Saturday 20 June. The teams will be on hand to offer information about the Island’s extensive cycle network, road safety advice and provide details of this year’s cycling festival.

There will be a cycling and rowing challenge in the square, with the chance of winning a One Card leisure pass. The British Heart Foundation will be joining the team to promote activities to help keep hearts healthy and provide information about their Cycle the Wight event which forms part of the Cycling Festival in September.


Refreshments will be provided in the Church between 10am and 3pm, and visitors can expect to find a range of charity stalls around the square along with face painting, a bouncy castle and activities with the Scouts, Police and Fire Service.


John Metcalfe, Isle of Wight Council Assistant Director of Economic Development, Tourism and Partnerships said: "The Island has a vast network of cycle tracks and trails for all abilities and National Bike Week is a great time for residents and visitors to explore the Island on two wheels.


"The council actively promotes healthy lifestyles and cycling is a great way to keep fit, spend time with friends and family and breathe in the Island’s fresh air."

Hills Killer results
28th September 2009
Hills Killer 2009 results now available!

Congratulations to all riders for taking part.
Over 300 of you took up the challenge and there have been a few new records set.
If you are traveling to the festival by ferry take advantage of the special offers from Red Funnel and Wightlink.