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:

Sixth formers collaborate with Wyatt and Jack to avoid school banners going to landfill

ryde school and wyatt and jack bags with 'green people' cropped

A group of young people at Ryde School - who work hard to raise awareness of environmental issues - recently teamed up with Isle of Wight small business, Wyatt and Jack, to collaborate on a project aimed at reducing what goes into landfill.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 3:51pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

All welcome to Isle of Wight Speedway’s Practice Day

Wightlink Warriors riders

Sponsors and supporters are invited to watch the ‘Wightlink’ Warriors and Wizards go through their paces on their Press and Practice Day in April.

Wednesday, 20th February, 2019 11:29am

By Rob Dyer

Make your jewellery as unique as your relationship, with the help of Serendipity Diamonds

Your relationship is one of a kind - wouldn't it be great if your jewellery was too? Serendipity Diamonds has a number of ways to help you make this come true.

Monday, 18th February, 2019 6:41pm

By Feature Writer

Young Isle of Wight photographer tells us, ‘Enjoy what you’re doing and always challenge yourself’

Blossom and trees by Ethan Drummon-Harris

Continuing OnTheWight's series about young Islanders doing positive things with their lives, we introduce Ethan Drummond-Harris. A 14-year-old who, despite his ADHD diagnosis, is finding his way in life through doing the things he loves. He shares some thoughts and photos with us here.

Sunday, 17th February, 2019 11:01am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council’s use of public health funding is ‘discriminatory’, say community facilities


The Chairs of Waterside Community Trust and West Wight Sports and Community Centre say denying an equitable distribution Public Health Funding by using it as a subsidy for council-run centres is discriminatory and potentially breaches the council’s own policy on equality.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 10:34am

By Keith Gentleman with one comment

Science brought to life as Royal Institution visit Isle of Wight school

Pupils and parents at Ryde Academy were given the chance to see science in action when the Royal Institution took their ‘Bringing Science to Life’ show to the school.

Friday, 15th February, 2019 9:42am

By Nat Nelson

Ryde Harbour: Sale could be put on hold

Ryde harbour by Les Lockhart

Cllr Hutchinson said at last night's scrutiny meeting "I have not said I will sell it to them for a pound, but I will if they put forward a proposal for the harbour".

Wednesday, 13th February, 2019 3:43pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘Brexit is not a done deal!’ say Islanders for Europe

islanders for europe - stall at pride

Members of the Islanders for Europe group will be in Ryde town centre this Saturday from 11am where you can have your say, take part in opinion polls, and to plan for the next steps to come.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 6:15pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Report highlights ‘perceived level of unfairness’ of how Public Health grants distributed


A Task and Finish Report is recommending Scrutiny Committee investigate the “perceived level of unfairness” of how Public Health grants are distributed, with community-run sports facilities unable to access the grants.

Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 4:48pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink Wizards ‘good to go’ for new season

stu clelland island speedway

Warriors co-promoter, Barry Bishop says they now have to sit down and decide who will be in the Wizards squad – "no easy task as we have several contenders".

Friday, 8th February, 2019 3:46pm

By Rob Dyer

Rock for Good returns to Ryde with eight hours of live music

rock for good poster

Rock for Good returns to Ryde next week, when a whole host of live acts perform at Coburg's in Ryde to help raise money for WightAID.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 10:24am

By Joshie Adams

Ryde Rowing Club confirm main regatta sponsor for 2019

Dale BTC Ryde Rowing Club

There's a family connection as the main sponsor for the 2019 regatta is revealed, as well as continued support from a Isle of Wight ferry company.

Monday, 4th February, 2019 8:54am

By Steve Bull