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:

Speedway: Warriors come up short against the Devils

Ben Hopwood

With the Devils' top man in great form, Warriors came up short last night and will need to reflect on a couple of slight mistakes that may well have made the difference between this loss and a narrow win.

Friday, 20th April, 2018 7:09am

By Rob Dyer

No intention to sell off public spaces in Ryde, says regeneration director

Model of Ryde Esplanade

The Isle of Wight council's regeneration team is involved in lots of background work, reviewing previous consultations and proposals and testing out many different possibilities for Ryde.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 5:22pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Don’t miss the ‘Grand Fridge Opening’ at Aspire

aspire free fridge and shelves

Aspire Ryde works with food stores, restaurants, farms, charities, schools etc to divert food that would otherwise be wasted. They can now accept food that needs refrigeration and welcome any donations.

Thursday, 19th April, 2018 11:08am

By Sandy Ciccognani

Another ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted for Isle of Wight pre-school


This Isle of Wight pre-school has been given a rating of 'Good' in all areas of provision by Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th April, 2018 8:29am

By Sally Perry

Ryde rowers compete in Southampton Coastal Head of the River Race

Ryde Rowing Club crews and Scullers:

The crew produced a good performance in a strongly contested section at the Southampton Head of the River race last weekend.

Monday, 16th April, 2018 8:16am

By Steve Bull

Diabetes group to welcome Diathlete after his one-man marathon

gavin griffiths

All welcome to join the gathering meeting Diathlete, Gavin Griffiths, as he completes one of his 25 marathon length runs on the Isle of Wight on Monday.

Friday, 13th April, 2018 11:42am

By Sally Perry

17 nights of roadworks planned for later this month

st helens

The work to resurface Carpenter’s Road between Beaper Shute and Station Road roundabout will be undertaken at night between the hours of 7.30pm and 6am in order to minimise inconvenience

Wednesday, 11th April, 2018 7:51am

By Gavin Foster

Speedway returns to Smallbrook this Thursday


This Thursday (12th) sees the return of Speedway to Smallbrook Stadium - the Wightlink Warriors team hope to get their 2018 season underway by entertaining League Champions, Belle Vue Colts.

Monday, 9th April, 2018 1:45pm

By Rob Dyer

Photos: Isle of Wight fast food outlets prosecuted for ‘poor cleanliness’


Two Isle of Wight fast food outlets, operated by the same company, have been prosecuted for 'poor cleanliness'. The photos are shocking. Council issues general warning.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 12:45pm

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Hovertravel respond to criticism over service suspension

Hovertravel - escape the festival

The company say they put safety of passengers first and their pilots explain the reasons behind the decision to suspend the service this morning.

Friday, 6th April, 2018 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Beaper Shute: Four nights of diversions

road ahead closed

Scheduled to begin later this month after the school holidays are finished, the work will take place over four nights to avoid disruption.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 1:34pm

By Gavin Foster

Teenager left with head injuries after Ryde assault

Police and police dog

Police officers were called just after 1am on Sunday 1st April to reports of two groups fighting in Queen's Road, by All Saints Church, in Ryde. A 17 year old boy with head injuries was taken to St Mary's Hospital.

Wednesday, 4th April, 2018 11:27am

By Hampshire Constabulary