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:

Aspire Ryde: All welcome to documentary premiere

aspire ryde from david george film

The human story of love, how a community is protecting the future of this important building, the trust that has been developed throughout the community has been captured in this documentary about Aspire Ryde.

Friday, 20th July, 2018 3:44pm

By Heath Monaghan

Don’t miss the Green Street Studio Open Studio this weekend

sp workshop by steve thearle 640

Head to Sue Paraskeva’s Ryde workshop this weekend (20-23 July) where four artists will be showcasing a selection of porcelain, contemporary textiles, jewellery and abstract paintings.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 6:47pm

By Feature Writer

Don’t miss Thomas Luke in Ventnor on Friday night

thomas luke

This talented rising star will be performing some wonderful performances of composers including Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Debussy. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

Thursday, 19th July, 2018 4:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight and UK Pride: Your guide to what’s on offer this week

iw pride samba band

This year's Pride is bigger, better promises a huge amount of family friendly fun, from the Parade through the town to the full day and evening of entertainment. Check out our guide to what's on offer.

Wednesday, 18th July, 2018 11:09am

By Sally Perry

Fifth J16 title of the season for Ryde Rowing Club

Ryde's winning J16 Coxed Four - Tom Starkey, Austin Smith, Ben Sanderson, Paddy Kearney - from Dan Sanderson

The blustery conditions had little impact on Ryde Rowing Club's J16 coxed four who comfortably won their event at the weekend – the Club's fifth J16 title of the season.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 8:21am

By Steve Bull

Open Studio: Visit Sandy Kendall’s studio to see her large collection of paintings, printmaking and drawings

sandy kendall - figures in landscape

Visit Sandy Kendall's studio in Ryde during the annual Open Studio event to see her huge range of acrylic and mixed media paintings, large charcoal drawings, sketchbooks and 3D work - with more than a little tongue in cheek humour.

Sunday, 15th July, 2018 9:47am

By Feature Writer

Party through the night with ‘The Electric Disco’ at Isle of Wight and UK Pride

electric disco

After a full day of Isle of Wight Pride keep the party going at Balcony night club as it's taken over by Electric Disco - the Isle of Wight’s biggest party night promoter with The Official After Show Pride Party continuing until the early hours of the morning.

Tuesday, 10th July, 2018 11:57am

By Feature Writer

Isle of Wight care home pushing for re-inspection

elderly people clapping

The Care Home said they became fully compliant with issues raised by CQC immediately during the inspection and are pushing to be reinspected as soon as possible.

Monday, 9th July, 2018 5:02pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter

All welcome to the Vernon Square Summer Fayre

Ryde victorians

An afternoon of song, story telling, Ryde history, plant sales, tea and Prosecco, cakes, tombola and raffle - with all proceeds to the upkeep of the garden.

Friday, 6th July, 2018 10:56am

By Peter Gruner

Party on the Green returns to Ryde for fifth year

face painting by criminalintent

As well as the popular beer tent, there'll be entertainment by Stevo the Magician, Haven Falconry, The Oyster Girls Dancers and many others, as well as children’s games, face painting, tombola, dog show and a Donkey Sanctuary display on all three days.

Thursday, 5th July, 2018 12:25pm

By Mike Jukes

Isle of Wight Scooter Rally welcomes world-class line-up for 2018

iw scooter weekend

Another bunch of top quality Mod, Soul and R&B acts have been booked to play live at the world-famous Isle of Wight Scooter Rally over the August bank holiday weekend in Ryde.

Wednesday, 4th July, 2018 8:23pm

By Feature Writer

Head to Green Street Studios in Ryde for this year’s Open Studios

sp workshop by steve thearle 640

Head to Sue Paraskeva’s workshop and creative space over the weekend of 20-23 July where she and three other artists will be showcasing a selection of porcelain, contemporary textiles, jewellery and abstract paintings.

Tuesday, 3rd July, 2018 3:10pm

By Feature Writer