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.

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Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team: Looking back at 2014 and ahead to 2015

Wightlink CM Cycling Race Team

After another successful year for the team in its latest guise as Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team, we are now looking ahead to the 2015 season.

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 8:30am

By Jack Elton-Walters

Great start to the year for motorcycle club

Shot from Lucketts Farm event

There were some solid performances at the first trials of the year for the Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club last weekend.

Thursday, 29th January, 2015 7:44am

By Wight Residents Against Medina

Isle of Wight to host part of The Pearl Izumi Tour Series

Pearl Izumi iw announcement

The prestigious Pearl Izumi Tour Series – one of the UK’s leading televised cycle races - will be bringing action and excitement to the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight in May this year.

Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 4:32pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Girls For Sail, backs Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign

Girls for Sail crew

Girls For Sail principal Annie O'Sullivan, founder of the UK's only female sailing school, is backing Sport England's new campaign to encourage more women into sport.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 8:13am

By Myrid Ramsay

Record number of runners for cross-country championship race

Ryde Harriers cross-country:

The annual Ryde Harriers cross-country series began with the club's own championship race.

Tuesday, 27th January, 2015 7:33am

By Tom Blackwell

Rugby: Ventnor defeated by Trojans

Rugby field:

On a week where either Ventnor teams had a league fixture, they had arranged a squad game against Trojans played at a very muddy Watcombe bottom.

Monday, 26th January, 2015 1:50pm

By Nolan Winter

Prestigious award for Isle of Wight darts champion, Keegan Brown

Keegan Brown - PDC Award

A well-deserved award for the rising star in the darts world, Keegan Brown from the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Another win for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor put in another excellent team performance to win and keep a clean sheet against a strong southampton side, who at home have been a force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 8:27am

By Nolan Winter

2015 prize draw winners announced for Cowes Week

Roger Evans collected the first runners-up prize from Peter Dickson

Entries for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 were launched at the end of the 2014 regatta and entry numbers are already showing a 20% uplift compared with the same time last year.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:56am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Island runners head to Stubbington for 25th anniversary race

Ryde Harriers - Stubbington

The Stubbington 10k race celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary with another bumper field and very decent running conditions for mid-January.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:45am

By Tom Blackwell

Island runners take on the Hampshire Cross Country League

Ryde Harriers :

There's been some beautiful conditions for the previous three fixtures in the Hampshire Cross Country League, but Saturday didn't look promising as the Island contingent met in gale-force conditions.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 4:41pm

By Tom Blackwell

Fastnet Race ‘sells out’ in 24 minutes

Ellen MacArthur

Despite 375 entries being applied for in just 24 minutes, there is still time to enter if you missed out.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 7:24am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with 2 readers' comments