Served by ferries just a few miles off the coast in the South of England, cycling on the Isle of Wight guarantees sea views, sea air and seagulls. Beloved by Queen Victoria, England’s largest island has a diverse landscape of downlands, fields and almost 60 miles (97 km) of coastline. Criss-crossed with trails and lanes, pedalling is by far the best way to get around.
Base – We’ll be staying in Newport, the islands capital on the river Medina. It’s well served by accommodation and places to socialise in the evening. It’s central location makes it the perfect spot to explore the whole island.
Ride plan – ride details and stops to be publish nearer the time (there will be stops for coffee/lunch at approx. 20 mile intervals). A reasonable level of fitness is required. The pace will be around 10-12mph. It’s a leisurely tour offering plenty of time to relax on and off the bike and enjoy the island
30th June – arrive – 30 mile ride starting at 2.00 pm
1st July 40 Mile ride covering Eastern island – Cafe stop halfway
2nd July 40 mile ride west – Cafe stop halfway. Lunch tbc
3rd July 62 Miles around the entire island – Coffee stop and Lunch
4th July 30 mile ride and travel back.
Accommodation – People can pick and choose their days to ride, and can arrange their accommodation to suit – I’ve already booked into the Premier Inn https://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/isle-of-wight/newport/isle-of-wight-newport.html?cid=GLBC_IOWMED
Travel – There are a number of options for the ferry crossings (either Portsmouth or Southampton … and if you are travelling with your Car or as a Foot Passenger with your bike) that I can help you with.
Questions and to register an interest in joining the Tour – email Paul Whateley