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 Harriers takes on the Alresford Rotary 10k Road Race

ryde harriers at aylesford

The 10k road race takes in the famous Watercress Beds and surrounding countryside.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 9:29am

By Sarah Probert

Joel’s a winner at Rowing Regatta

Joel Smith, Ryde R. C winning Junior Coastal Sculler

Ryde Rowing's Club Joel Smith Coastal Junior Sculls event the hard way last weekend. Having to race twice.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 8:33am

By Steve Bull

Speedway pairs take centre stage at annual Best Pairs Tournament (updated)

Riders on motorbikes at Speedway race

Look forward to some of the best racing of the season in the Annual Best Pairs tournament - and 19 year olds go free.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:55am

By Rob Dyer

Ryde Harriers take on Wales, Worthing and the West Wight

Ryde harriers at the Needles Half 2019

This month members of the Ryde Harriers have taken on the Peaks Short Challenge, the Worthing 10k and the Needles Half Marathon.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:00am

By Sarah Ponsford

Speedway Warriors felled by Gladiators again

Riders B Wilson(W) G Wood(R) A Extance(Y) on speedway track

Warriors co-promoter Barry Bishop says the team will need to raise their game for the next team meeting which is also against Plymouth at their track in ten days time.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:48am

By Rob Dyer

Free wellbeing singing group for those with anxiety or depression

Banksy bird singing

The group is free to members of the community who suffer from anxiety, depression or who hay have done in the past, but wish to meet and support other people with similar experiences.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:09am

By Annalisa Vaughan

Stuart a Festival winner in Aspire Ryde ticket competition

richard, stuart and gioia

Stuart Southwell won two weekend Isle of Wight Festival tickets in the Aspire Ryde ticket draw.

Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 6:12pm

By Sally Perry

Ben’s entrepreneurial journey following Bacterial Meningitis recognised with Young Enterprise Award

ben taylor

After contracting Bacterial Meningitis in 2018, Ben was feeling pretty lost, but this Young Entrepreneurs programme has given him the confidence to believe in himself and what he can achieve. The Award sounds well-deserved.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:45am

By Pauline Hedges

South East finals for young Isle of Wight entrepreneurs

Jonathan Roberts, Travis Smith, Amy Jones, Dominic Marsh, Hayley Purrington, Stephanie Layton, Ben Taylor

These young entrepreneurs have done fantastically well. Fingers crossed for the South East final on Wednesday.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 4:43pm

By Sally Perry

Call for Royal Victoria Arcade to be listed as Asset of Community Value

Victoria aracade

Plans to have Royal Victoria Arcade listed as an Asset of Community Value are being supported by the current owner, who has cared for the property for 45 years.

Monday, 3rd June, 2019 10:46am

By Peter Gruner with one comment

Hovertravel helps Islanders honour D-Day heroes for 75th anniversary next week

Hovertravel and D-DAY75

As well as the special deal for veterans next week, there is a slightly revised timetable on the Hovertravel service.

Friday, 31st May, 2019 6:30pm

By Stephen Forster

See the school ‘in action’ during Ryde School Open Morning: Book now

ryde school - welcome back

If you’re considering education options for your daughter or son, take the opportunity to find out more about what Ryde School can offer. As the school will be in session, you must book in advance to attend.

Saturday, 25th May, 2019 7:29am

By Feature Writer