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:

Mullins returns to Island Speedway

rik mullens

Rik Mullins returns to the Wightlink Warriors speedway squad for 2017.

Monday, 16th January, 2017 8:00am

By Barry Bishop

Ryde Arena listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Ryde Arena - a nice ice rink

The successful application means that Ryde Arena is now listed as an Asset of Community Value and can't be disposed of without giving community groups a chance to bid for it.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 5:27pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

New hovercraft to be taken out of service for several weeks

New Hovercraft in factory

The manager of Hovertravel has issued a personal apology to passengers as the company announces the two new craft will be taken out of service for several weeks, resulting in a number of commuter cancellations.

Wednesday, 11th January, 2017 7:46am

By Neil Chapman with 11 readers' comments

Find out more about Ryde School at their Open Morning

Ryde School Isle of Wight

If you’re considering your child’s education options, meet teachers, pupils and tour the school on this Open Morning to find out more about this Island school with a global outlook.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 2:48pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Academy are back with the Warriors in 2017

Wightlink Warriors riders

Ryde Academy has continued its partnership with the Wightlink Warriors into 2017.

Tuesday, 10th January, 2017 12:16pm

By Barry Bishop

Relive the Wight Warriors year with Speedway Portal

Island Speedway

Relive the birth of the Warriors, and follow our journey in the Warrior Way from the start, through 2016 and beyond!

Friday, 6th January, 2017 12:27pm

By Barry Bishop

Don’t miss your chance to see new Wightlink Warriors speedway squad

Lee Smart

Get the date for the Press and Practice day at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in your diaries.

Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017 7:14am

By Barry Bishop

Beware of incorrectly published holiday train times

Island line train

Don't get caught out by Christmas leaflet and National Rail journey planner which don't appear to be showing correct times for train services on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Friday, 23rd December, 2016 4:24pm

By Stuart George with one comment

Skank into 2017 with The Ska’d for Life New Year’s Eve Party

Ska'd for life poster

Expect outrageously brilliant live music, DJ Jon Shove with all the top Ska, Mod, Soul tunes and a big midnight countdown.

Thursday, 22nd December, 2016 11:33am

By Feature Writer

Three Isle of Wight charities get a share of donations


Three Isle of Wight charities have been given £100 each as part of the Yorkshire Building Society's Small Change Big Difference Month campaign at Ward House Mortgages & Life in Ryde.

Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 2:40pm

By Victoria Turton

Take note of Christmas travel times with Hovertravel

a hovercraft

Don't get caught out, check the travel times for Hovertravel over the Christmas holidays before travelling.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 2:56pm

By Stephen Forster

Education on the Isle of Wight has ‘turned a corner’ says Leader

Gold stars

The council leader says "Ofsted outcomes are demonstrating that education has turned the corner on the Island" and praises Ryde Academy on their recent inspection.

Monday, 19th December, 2016 12:11pm

By IW Council Press Office with 7 readers' comments