Ryde, Isle of Wight

Ryde is known as ‘the Gateway to the Isle of Wight’ due to its Victorian pier where the Wightlink passenger ferry arrives. Hovertravel’s Hover also has a terminal here.

Ryde from the seaThe shopping in Ryde is well-renowned with lots of independent shops.

Ryde has very large, shallow beaches and parks to match, making it a popular destination during the summer.

It’s also the largest conurbation on the Isle of Wight.

Below are the article OnTheWight have published about it:

Isle of Wight McDonald’s drive-thru re-opening is minutes away

mcdonalds drive thru sign

McDonald's have just confirmed to News OnTheWight that their Isle of Wight Drive-Thru is re-opening shortly for the first time since lockdown. Will it attract the massive traffic jams seen elsewhere in the country?

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 10:52am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Bus Museum cancel their second major event this year in light of Coronavirus

IOW Bus Museum :

Originally scheduled for May, but then moved to August, organisers now say social distancing has made it impossible to achieve the primary objectives of the event

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:41am

By Sally Perry

Sovereign offer funding for groups supporting others during Coronavirus lockdown

food parcel being collected

If you're an Isle of Wight charity providing support to the community during lockdown, grants from Sovereign are still available

Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020 5:24pm

By Sally Perry

The Phoenix Project partially reopens and instantly has a positive impact on users

Sam from The Phoenix Project said, "Seeing smiling faces and hearing about people enjoying themselves has been a huge boost to us all"

Monday, 1st June, 2020 11:05am

By Sandra Singleton with one comment

Letter: Business as usual in Ryde for developers, despite Covid-19

site plan by wyg

Cllr Lilley says the world has changed considerably due to Covid-19 and is calling for a halt to all large scale planning applications to allow time to reassess need

Monday, 25th May, 2020 11:32am

By Michael Lilley with 11 readers' comments

The reinstatement of some Isle of Wight railway branch lines just moved on a step closer

Ventnor railway station

The Government have selected the Isle of Wight as one of the areas they are funding further investigation of the reinstatement of closed railway branch lines

Saturday, 23rd May, 2020 6:14pm

By IW Council Press Office with 17 readers' comments

Wight Trash adapt Matt Hancock’s slogan to ‘Where the Isle of Wight rolls, Britain follows’ for new T-shirts

rolls wight trash t-shirt - matt hancock slogan

Matt Hancock may have said Where the Isle of Wight goes, Britain follows, but IW skateboarding brand prefer this version. Pre-order yours today and a percentage goes to a new charity set-up to help local community groups

Friday, 8th May, 2020 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

A close shave will raise smiles and much-needed cash for Isle of Wight’s Mountbatten Hospice

the five people braving the shave for mountbatten

The five support workers will be braving the shave today to raise money for Mountbatten, the Isle of Wight's hospice. Over £1,800 has been raised so far, show your support if you are able to

Friday, 8th May, 2020 10:04am

By Sally Perry

Plans for new Isle of Wight winery refused

Plans for Rosemary's Vineyard

Local residents and Nettlestone and Seaview Parish Council, objected the proposals, and planning officers said it would be "harmful to the visual amenity and the resulting street scene"

Thursday, 7th May, 2020 4:55pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Devastating fire destroys Isle of Wight family’s home of 35 years

Southfield House Fire

After the home the family had lived in for over 35 year went up in flames, the housing association stepped in to provide alternative accommodation within three days

Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 6:09pm

By Debbie Down with 2 readers' comments

Liz Earle donates care products to NHS staff working on Coronavirus front line

Liz Earle Care packages at St Mary's Hospital

The care packages included moisturisers, body creams, body washes and hand creams "to help nourish and soothe hard-working hands"

Monday, 4th May, 2020 8:58am

By Claire Glauch

Isle of Wight teenager wins BBC Young Musician keyboard category

Thomas Luke

Thomas Luke from Ryde put in a magnificent performance at the BBC Young Musician category final and has made it through to the semi finals

Sunday, 3rd May, 2020 8:49pm

By Sally Perry with one comment