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:

Councillor confirms £1 harbour purchase plans

Seagulls at Ryde harbour

The chair of Ryde Town Council’s harbour working group, said there were no plans to increase the council tax precept for 2020 in order to acquire the Harbour

Monday, 18th November, 2019 2:05pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Plans for future of Ryde Harbour revealed in Isle of Wight council papers

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

The future of Ryde Harbour is being decided by the deputy leader of the Isle of Wight council. Details within

Friday, 15th November, 2019 2:06pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Considering sixth form options? Head to Ryde School Information Evening

ryde school sxith form montage

The wide breadth of university courses chosen by Sixth Form pupils is testament to the way Ryde School helps pupils achieve their individual ambitions. Find out more at the next Information Evening event

Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 2:34pm

By Feature Writer

Ryde Arts secures funding for Spirit of Place 2020 project

ryde arts festival printmaking by julian winslow

This exciting new project will involve residents of all ages. Find out how you can get involved in Ryde Arts' Spirit of Place project in 2020

Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 11:06am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Sassy Isle of Wight film company giving people a voice

Sandy and partner Sassy productions

This sassy duo invite you to their re-launch party on Saturday night where you'll be able to find out more about Sassy Isle of Wight, Connecting Communities through Film and Creativity

Thursday, 7th November, 2019 4:23pm

By Sandy Ciccognani

Spinnaker Tower lights to be switched back on – No longer powered by floppy disk!

spinnaker tower lit up during christmas xmas 2007

The Spinnaker has been dark since September. Now refitted with hi-tech lights, OnTheWight’s got the details of when the new free light show is on – see within for dates and times

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:19pm

By Fiona Callingham, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Take part in food collection for the Island’s homeless and those in need

Over 900 items collected for homeless

This year Christine will be collecting long-life food for the Isle of Wight's homeless and those in need - details within

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 12:00pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Call to support more young men talking during Men’s Mental Health Month

Unhappy teenager

Cllr Lilley says Ryde has the highest number of suicide attempts on the Island and needs to get young men to start this month to chat

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 11:13am

By Michael Lilley

Island Line trains back to hourly service

Island line carriage

Island Line apologises for any delay that this may cause to your journey

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10:56am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: No to proposed 465 houses on historic farmland in Ryde

Stop halt sign:

Cllr Michael Lilley is calling for a moratorium on all large scale planning applications in Ryde until there is a fit-for-purpose road infrastructure plan and a new Island Plan which has realistic housing targets and recognises climate change, farming needs and the Island's status as UNESCO Biosphere reserve

Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 8:50am

By Michael Lilley with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight paedophile jailed for breaching Sex Offenders Register requirements

Allen Wilton's face overlaid on Police cells

The 49-year-old was a repeat child sex offender and had no regard for what he was required to do, said the investigating officer

Friday, 1st November, 2019 4:14pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Mayor’s fundraising events include Big Night Out and celebration of The Italian Job

The Italian Job original poster image of Michael Caine and three minis

Funds raised from the events will go towards young people-led projects through the Isle of Wight Youth Trust and Network Ryde

Thursday, 31st October, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry