Isle of Wight sports

Residents on the Isle of Wight love their sport, it’s another one of those things that bring communities together. We published regular updates for cricket, sailing, speedway and football from local clubs.

If you have sports news to share, get in touch and we’ll share it with our wide readership.

Britain’s ultimate cycling challenge will come to the Isle of Wight

great countrywide cycle

The Countrywide Great Tour sounds like a fantastic challenge (as well as great fundraiser) and is coming to the Isle of Wight in August. You can join for just a day or a week.

Friday, 27th March, 2015 1:07pm

By Lewis Peacock

Five Shanklin Sandown Rowing club crews head to Dorset

Alex Robertson and Harry Miselbach :

Travelling to the idyllic riverside setting of Christchurch, Dorset for the annual Head of the Stour, Shanklin Sandown Rowing club were ably represented by five crews, over the two mile course.

Thursday, 26th March, 2015 7:36am

By Alex Robertson with one comment

Excellent effort from Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club riders

Motorcyling at Lucketts farm :

The Club held the fifth round of the 2015 Winter Championship today at Apes Down, near Calbourne.

Wednesday, 25th March, 2015 4:12pm

By Wayne Brodie

Extra time given to save Ryde ice rink

Ryde Arena Planet Ice rink

More time has been allowed for negotiations to continue for a community takeover.

Monday, 23rd March, 2015 7:37am

By Sally Perry

Farmers young and old to swap the field for the pitch

Conor and John Russell

All are welcome to watch the ‘Old Farmers vs. Young Farmers’ football match this coming weekend.

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 12:59pm

By Jess Janvrin

Paralympic sailing campaign reaches over 15,000 supporters

Paralympic sailing -

A campaign to reinstate paralympic sailing in the 202 Tokyo Paralympics has now attracted 15,000 supporters.

Tuesday, 17th March, 2015 7:46am

By Penny Mordaunt MP

Final trials for Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club championship

Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club - red outfit

Great determination and effort was shown at the final trials for the 2015 Vectis Isle Pioneers Motorcycle Club championship.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 12:15pm

By Wayne Brodie

Island sailor Leigh McMillan wins Extreme Racing in Oman

Leigh McMillan on the Wave Muscat by lloyd images

After the disappointing loss near the end of last year, Isle of Wight sailor Leigh McMillan lead his team back to top of the podium.

Monday, 16th March, 2015 8:40am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Live text commentary from today’s Newport IW v Alresford Town match

Newport Group Hug

Last week Ventnor Rugby Club defeated Alresford's rubgy teams and this week Newport Football intend to do the same to their football team. Watch live updates from 2.45pm today (Saturday).

Saturday, 14th March, 2015 10:04am

By Newport IW Football Club

Ryde Harriers head to Salisbury for the Hampshire Road Race

Ryde Harriers - Salisbury March 2015

The latest Hampshire Road Race League fixture saw 600 runners lining up for the Salisbury 10 miles race.

Friday, 13th March, 2015 10:54am

By Tom Blackwell

Don’t miss the nearly new sports kit sale

cricket whites

Do you want to: Make some money, Get new kit, Bag a bargain and help raise funds for VCC?

Thursday, 12th March, 2015 3:20pm

By Robert Bartlett

Microwave detection technology used in new traffic lights

Iain Thornton, Streetworks Manager, Island Roads and Alan Rowe and Tim Thorne from CycleWight

The latest set of traffic lights in Shalfleet use advanced, microwave detection technology.

Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 4:04pm

By Claire Robertson with 2 readers' comments