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:

There were green garlands galore at Ryde Library as part of Ryde Arts

Green Garland wreath making at Ryde Library with Ryde Arts

Well done to the organisers and all those who helped make the event a success

Tuesday, 10th December, 2019 2:42pm

By Sally Perry

Cash boost for Phoenix Project means minibus on the horizon

Members of the Phoenix Club holding a giant cheque

The Phoenix Project works with Isle of Wight residents with moderate to profound and multiple disabilities offering a number of activities. The new mini bus will be bring real benefit to the Project

Monday, 9th December, 2019 2:50pm

By Gavin Foster

Personal Bests galore for Ryde Harriers at the Victory 5

Ryde Harriers runners - one with her thumbs up

Great performances from so many of the Ryde Harriers at last weekend's Victory 5 in Lakeside North Harbour

Monday, 9th December, 2019 12:08pm

By Stephanie Hankin

Make your own stunning Green Garland at free Ryde Arts event

A crop of the Green garlands wreath

How lovely would it be to have a green garland like this on your door at Christmas time. You can make one this Sunday with the help of Ryde Arts

Friday, 6th December, 2019 10:07am

By Carol Jaye with one comment

Need a fix of Christmas music? Vernon Square welcomes all this Saturday

the Rug Band

Head to Vernon Square, Ryde this Saturday (5th December) for live music, refreshments and entertainment

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 3:13pm

By Peter Gruner

Disruption expected on Island Line Trains all day

Islandline trains

Island Line has been plagued with problems over the last couple of month. Disruption is expected until the end of the day

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 9:18am

By Sally Perry

Did you know The Balcony in Ryde has reopened?

person with papier mache head on in nightclub

It's been through many versions over the years, but The Balcony is back and now under new management with some cracking live music this weekend

Tuesday, 3rd December, 2019 6:35pm

By Rachel Rocks with one comment

Take part in the Great Solent Birdwatch this weekend

birds on a beach

Head to this free event with the Bird Aware Solent Rangers on Saturday to be part of the Great Solent Birdwatch

Wednesday, 27th November, 2019 2:37pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight juniors take part in Rowing Forum Annual Indoor Competition

Juniors from the Four Island Rowing Clubs at the Isle of Wight Rowing Forum Indoor Junior Regatta

The annual event is open to any Junior/under 18 members from the three Island Rowing Clubs – Ryde, Shanklin Sandown and Newport – plus Ryde School Boat Club

Monday, 25th November, 2019 9:29am

By Steve Bull

Not The B Word: Everything But Brexit Debate tonight in Ryde

five of the six general election candidates

The debate will be chaired by Joe Plumb of Vectis Radio's Political Soapbox and will cover everything but Brexit

Friday, 22nd November, 2019 12:28pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Innovative exhibition piece shares Isle of Wight ‘Sewing Memories’ from the over 85s

At Sewing Memories exhibition showing the messages on the sewing machinea

There are just three days to see this innovative exhibition piece that shares the sewing memories of over 85-year-olds via a Raspberry Pi and vintage Singer sewing machine

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 12:21pm

By Sally Perry

Italian Job film screening and talk cancelled: Refunds will be issued

event cancelled sign

Due to unforeseen circumstances the event has been cancelled and all tickets sold will be refunded

Thursday, 21st November, 2019 11:50am

By Sally Perry