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:

Police appeal after man left with head serious injury

police officer

Police ask if residents have dash cam footage from Saturday night on Green Street, Ryde

Monday, 6th July, 2020 2:31pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

Pac-Man arrives on the Isle of Wight – chomping through the social distancing dots

Pac-Man eats social distancing dots

We all need a laugh now and then to get us through these difficult times, so thanks to Graham for sharing his photo and to the chalk artist for their work

Monday, 6th July, 2020 12:31pm

By Sally Perry

Tour of Britain: Final leg of prestigious cycling event to be held on the Isle of Wight

Cyclists and councillors standing by Hovercraft

In September 2022 the Isle of Wight will host the final leg of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event, expecting to attract 150,000 spectators, and being shown on TV across the globe

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 12 readers' comments

Isle of Wight councillor Wayne Whittle ‘disappointed’ about delay of FastCat return

Cllr Wayne Whittle is disappointed

Cllr Wayne Whittle says Wightlink need to bring the Fastcat back into service now, and describes talks with the ferry company bosses as ‘very distressing’

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:07pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 14 readers' comments

Hovertravel increase flights in anticipation of increased post-lockdown traffic (updated)

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Hovertravel say their priority has been, and always will be, the safety of their passengers and staff

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 10:16am

By Stephen Forster

BBC News appearance for Chair of Ryde Business Association, to talk about impact of a second lockdown

Front of bbc building

Zoe Thompson, who is also co-owner of skateboarding brand Wight Trash, is due to appear on BBC news on Wednesday morning

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 4:47pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight man charged in connection with £10m cocaine seizure

£10m cocaine packages in back of truck

The cocaine was seized in November 2019 in Newhaven, East Sussex when Border Force officers recovered 97 packages each containing approximately a kilo of cocaine from the back of a van carrying frozen fish

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 2:27pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight cinemas soon to reopen again to film lovers: The detail

woman sitting alone in cinema by Karen Zhao

Independent cinema, Ryde Commodore, and national chain, Cineworld, are both looking forward to re-opening their doors to film lovers. Details within

Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 1:31pm

By Sally Perry

Two Hovertravel passengers banned after refusing to wear face coverings and becoming abusive

Stop sign halt stay away:

The Captain had to stop the hovercraft during the crossing to re-iterate the regulations, but was forced to escalate the process by involving the police

Monday, 29th June, 2020 2:18pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Hovertravel plans built-for-purpose workshop at Ryde terminal


The new workshop would enable Hovertravel to carry out maintenance and repairs when there are problems with the craft

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:58am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for former care home to become accommodation for short-term visiting workers

Cornelia Heights

The agents describe the proposal as ‘providing short-term, high-value, service to visiting workers’ with self-catering rooms

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:54am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter

Pennyfeathers: Application submitted to change wording of conditions

planning keyboard

Applications have recently been submitted to change the wording of conditions which planners say will allow things to run smoothly

Friday, 19th June, 2020 9:55am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments