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:

Hovertravel to continue vital cross-Solent services

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

The Head of Hovertravel says that all ferry companies are demonstrating they're united in their mission to ensure the Isle of Wight remains connected

Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Pride postpones event in light of Coronavirus outbreak (updated)

Isle of Wight Pride

Full refunds will be given as the event postpones to 2021 due to the Coronavirus outbreak

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 10:00am

By Andy Newman

Liz Earle tells OnTheWight they are reducing number of staff on site from today

Liz Earle offices

After rumours had spread that Liz Earle still had a lot of people working on site, OnTheWight contacted them to find out how things stood

Wednesday, 25th March, 2020 5:04pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Ryde launches Coronavirus Support Hub to assist residents in need

red telephone

The new Ryde Support Hub is offering a range of assistance to residents. We are all in this together and you live in a caring community. You are not alone.

Tuesday, 24th March, 2020 12:23pm

By Lisa Dyer with 2 readers' comments

Plans for vineyard to join Isle of Wight Distillery

Plans for Rosemary's Vineyard

Rosemary Vineyard and visitor centre is currently situated in Ashey. However, the current site has planning permission for 140 houses

Thursday, 19th March, 2020 6:10pm

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

​Ryde Harriers 20m champs at windy Rochford

Malta Half race- Peter and Jodie Willmott

A huge congratulations to all the participants

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:41am

By Stephanie Hankin

Coastal Junior Pair winners in the BTC Rowing Club Head of the River Race

Ryde Rowing Club's Junior Pair of Austin Smith and Ben Sanderson

Some very impressive performances from the Ryde Rowing Club's various teams last weekend

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:22am

By Steve Bull

Isle of Wight train lines feature in Michael Portillo’s Great British Railway Journeys

michael portillo with steam railway

Michael Portillo visits the Isle of Wight and travels on Island Line trains as well as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, before heading to Osborne House. Tune in on Thursday

Friday, 13th March, 2020 4:24pm

By Sally Perry

Network Ryde hosts first ‘Anti-Bullying Poster Competition’

Cllr Michael Lilley presenting the competition winners

The Mayor of Ryde praised the creative and caring young people who entered the anti-bullying poster competition

Friday, 13th March, 2020 3:01pm

By Maiya Dixon with one comment

Isle of Wight charity to benefit from lingerie and fashion show

Tina Lettington and Marina Ignarski model Bellissima and Sugar and Spice Fashion Rylstone Manor Hotel

The previous show raising money for breast cancer research was a great success, so the fashion show returns, this time raising money for The Wight Brainy Bunch

Monday, 9th March, 2020 8:18am

By Graham Reading

One of most electrifying hip-hop artists to emerge from UK, Black Josh, coming to Ryde this April

Black Josh

Considered by many to be one of the most electrifying hip-hop artists to emerge from the UK, Black Josh heads across the Solent in April and will be joined by a whole host of hip hop artists and DJs

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 4:57pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight SEND provision a ‘challenge’, says headteacher

child in classroom

The headteacher said mainstream Island schools are "having to cope with pupils who, in many instances, would benefit from specialist provision or additional support within their education setting"

Wednesday, 4th March, 2020 9:25am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment