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:

The King Lud Folk Festival returns next weekend

The Crew

The two day Folk Festival returns to the King Lud on Ryde Esplanade this coming weekend. Two days of free live music with donations to charity.

Monday, 20th February, 2017 10:43am

By Suzanne Mackay

Ryde Academy has the X-Factor!

radio silence - Jordan Larter, Isaac Humphries, Corban Gardiner, Ben Kral

Students from across the year groups came together to showcase their talent at Ryde Academy’s X Factor performance last week. Well done to all those who took part.

Friday, 17th February, 2017 1:27pm

By Nat Nelson

Caroline Lucas MP to attend ‘Inspiring Women’ first anniversary photo-shoot

Inspiring women and caroline lucas

'Inspiring Women on the Isle of Wight' welcome everyone to pop along and support equality and justice for women with special guest, Green Party MP, Caroline Lucas on 18th February.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 12:41pm

By Caroline Diamond with one comment

Pupils explore ‘the future of history’ with expert

Ethan Drummond-Harris and Daniel Locke

Kate Cambridge, a local Archaeologist from Timetaxi, spent the afternoon with a selected group of enthusiastic Year 7 and 8 Historians.

Friday, 10th February, 2017 11:49am

By Nat Nelson

Rob provides a new voice for the Wightlink Warriors

Rob Dyer speedway

The massive void left by the unexpected passing of Bryn Williams will be filled by this accomplished speedway fan.

Monday, 6th February, 2017 4:25pm

By Barry Bishop

Indie folk duo, Worry Dolls, to perform live on the Isle of Wight

worry dolls

Described by Bob Harris as “a warm and infectious sound”, Worry Dolls’ music is packed full of sublime harmonies, atop a plethora of varied instruments. You can see them play live on 4th March on the Isle of Wight.

Saturday, 4th February, 2017 12:20pm

By Feature Writer

Two new schemes will connect youngsters to Speedway

Island Speedway

The Bring My Classmates scheme has been launched by the Wightlink Warriors as well as community support for families and charities.

Saturday, 4th February, 2017 10:02am

By Barry Bishop

Hovertravel: New charity partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Pilot Paws from HIOWAA and Hovertravel

The charity is entirely funded by donations and provides a vital service to those living in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Hovertravel has now become an official partner of the charity.

Tuesday, 31st January, 2017 6:52am

By Stephen Forster

Wightlink Warriors reveal their 2017 race jacket design

Wightlink Warriors jackets

The new race jackets were unveiled with Premium Team Partner Steve Luxton, aka Cobra’s Garage Mahal in Jupiter, Florida.

Monday, 30th January, 2017 2:49pm

By Barry Bishop

Ryde Rowers pay tribute to their sponsors and supporters

Ryde Rowing Club Captain Pete Allsopp presenting the cheque to Felicity Radak of the IW Youth Trust

Sponsors, supporters and helpers of Ryde Rowing Club were entertained at an informal gathering at their Clubhouse last week to thank them for their support during the last year.

Monday, 30th January, 2017 7:37am

By Steve Bull

Love Pompey FC? Hover + Coach deal for just £13 return

Hover at night

Are you a fan of Portsmouth FC, or know someone who is? Hovertravel have put a deal together that will get you to Pompey's ground and back for three home games.

Thursday, 26th January, 2017 1:17pm

By Feature Writer

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