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:

Ryde Rowing Club take part in the ‘Big Row’ for Cancer Research

Ryde Rowing Club Fundraiser for Cancer Research UK

British Rowing has joined forces with Cancer Research UK for the “Great Row” and are encouraging thousands of rowers across the nation to take on an indoor rowing challenge.

Monday, 27th March, 2017 9:13am

By Steve Bull

Plans revealed for school’s new boarding house and sports pitch

ryde schol boarding plans

Comments have opened on the planning application for a boarding house to accommodate up to 68 pupils at Ryde School. It will sit alongside a new Astro turf pitch with the potential for inter-school and local sports club benefit.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 5:23pm

By Ra Hennessy

Community group trigger process to bid for Ryde Arena

young ice hockey pupils

Ryde Arena Community Action Group have registered a new company, Wight Ice Leisure Limited, and have said they would like to be treated as a potential bidder for the venue.

Friday, 24th March, 2017 9:33am

By Sally Perry

Staddlestones Nissan achieves Isle of Wight first

Jade Barry at Saddlestones

An Isle of Wight Nissan dealership say they have broken ground by taking on the county’s first female apprentice technician.

Monday, 20th March, 2017 5:02pm

By Feature Writer with 3 readers' comments

Ryde Arena: Group of investors being formed for possible purchase

frozen out

A group of investors are being formed and within the next week it's expected a six month moratorium on the sale of Ryde Arena will be in place.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 2:19pm

By Robina Marshall with 2 readers' comments

Anglers urged to clear up after themselves

Anglers - Spencer Wright and Sean Millward

With spring around the corner, Wightlink is urging anglers using Ryde Pier to keep it tidy and respect the environment for everyone’s benefit.

Wednesday, 15th March, 2017 8:21am

By Karen Woods

First outing of season brings mixed results for Ryde Rowing Club

Rowing Team

There was a mixed set of results for the Wightlink Sponsored Ryde Rowing Club in their first competitive outing of the season at the Christchurch Head of the Stour. Well done to all who took part.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 11:39am

By Steve Bull

Ferry discounts announced for Speedway fans

Wight Warriors speedway

Wightlink's support and sponsorship of Island Speedway will make a big difference to the Warriors in 2017 say Warriors boss.

Tuesday, 14th March, 2017 6:59am

By Barry Bishop

March of the Mods: A full day of Mod fun in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust

march of the mods

March of the Mods returns to Ryde on Saturday 25th March for a full day of live bands and DJs in several venues across Ryde - raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Friday, 10th March, 2017 5:18pm

By Steve Robson

Island Speedway offering support for Isle of Wight businesses

Wight Warriors speedway

Island Speedway are offering free advertising for three Isle of Wight companies in the coming year.

Thursday, 9th March, 2017 8:04am

By Barry Bishop

Hovertravel St. Patrick’s Day offer: Only £5 return!

Hovertravel St Patrick's Day 2017 - Hovercraft interior

Book the day off work! St Patrick's day is on a Friday this year and Hovertravel have a limited number of £5 day return tickets, so you and your mates can make your away across the Solent to enjoy the 150 pubs Pompey has to offer.

Tuesday, 7th March, 2017 7:52pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Academy dance students prepare for Wembley

ryde academy Courtney Bowman age 13 and Alivia Simpson age 14

Ryde Academy has a rich history of dance and performance - students will be showcasing their talent at the launch of Derby Day – Saracen’s annual fixture at Wembley in April this year.

Friday, 3rd March, 2017 9:42am

By Nat Nelson with 2 readers' comments