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:

Serendipity Diamonds: Where you can buy ethical, conflict-free, 100% traceable Diamonds

CanadaMark Diamond

Serendipity Diamonds in Ryde offer fully traceable Diamonds, with the assurance of 100% ethical standards. Find out why their ethical Diamonds go way beyond conflict-free.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 6:15pm

By Feature Writer

New Ryde Mayor, Michael Lilley, highlights the Island’s poverty issues at Ryde Society AGM

michael lilley

There was much to report back on from the Ryde Society AGM, including update on Ryde Arena, Harbour and news of new arts centre.

Tuesday, 21st May, 2019 9:38am

By Peter Gruner with 2 readers' comments

Record number of entries for Ryde Rowing Regatta

Ryde junior coastal four rowers on the water

The Regatta had a near record entry of one hundred and twelve crews and scullers from the thirteen participating clubs.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 1:52pm

By Steve Bull

1000cc motorcyles with sidecar and no brakes return to Smallbrook after a decade away

sidecar speedway

The 1000cc motorcycles race clockwise without brakes over four laps, with only the skills of the driver and passenger steering the monster machines home safely.

Monday, 20th May, 2019 10:52am

By Rob Dyer

IWC threatens to remove Blue Seas Protection boat anchored outside Ryde

blue seas protection boat cropped

After Blue Seas Protection highlighted their difficulties getting a berth for their new boat in Ryde Harbour, the council are now seeking ways to have their boat, anchored outside the harbour, removed.

Thursday, 16th May, 2019 3:18pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Free introduction to art drop-in sessions in Ryde

Peter Allen, Lesley Wellings, Isobel Evans and Jim Few out side the People's Gallery

The free drop-in sessions take place at the gallery in Ryde from 27th May- 1st June.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 9:49am

By Suzanne Whitewood

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

Surprise win for returning and new rowers

Ryde’s Winning Men’s Senior Four

There was a surprise win at the Hants and Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Regatta at Milford-on-Sea over the weekend.

Monday, 13th May, 2019 8:33am

By Steve Bull

Memories of nights out at Ryde Theatre could come flooding back when you watch this video

ryde theatre

There's many a great night out been had at Ryde Theatre when it was a music venue. Watching this video by the Abandoned Isle of Wight crew may well trigger your memories of times when it was back open.

Friday, 10th May, 2019 11:33am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ryde town councillor puts her hat in the ring for Whippingham IWC seat

Karen Lucioni

Cllr Lucioni says that having lived and worked in the area she's "excited at the opportunity to make a difference in the wider community”.

Thursday, 2nd May, 2019 3:31pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

Dolphin campaign boat blocked by IWC from Ryde Harbour, say charity (updated)

blue seas protection boat cropped

Protecting dolphins and whales is all the Blue Seas Protection charity want to do. They're offering to pay for a berth in Ryde harbour, but say Isle of Wight council keep blocking them. Why have we had seven excuses in six weeks they ask.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 6:57pm

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight primary school going in the right direction after lack of leadership, say Ofsted

st mary's primary - Ofsted picture

Morale is high at the school where the headteacher has stemmed a deterioration in performance to get the school back on track.

Wednesday, 1st May, 2019 8:10am

By Carla Bradshaw