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:

Southsea’s new flood defences could be a step closer with £5m funding boost (updated)

Southsea coastline with kites flying from the beach

Islanders who travel to the mainland via Southsea could see changes to the landscape once full funding is achieved for the coastal flood defences

Monday, 2nd March, 2020 1:53pm

By Sally Perry

Harbour users slam Isle of Wight council over build up of silt in Harbour (updated)

Boats in Ryde harbour

One member of the Vectis Boating and Fishing Club said he saw nine boats collide with sandbanks around the harbour entrance on one day in December

Thursday, 27th February, 2020 9:52am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 4 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s bid to attempt the longest Nutty Ska Train at March of the Mods

march of the mods 2019

Join 499 others to help break the record for the longest Nutty Ska Train in Ryde next month

Wednesday, 26th February, 2020 10:18am

By Sally Perry

Bin crew criticised for ‘launching around’ excess bin bags: Council defend their actions

Ryde bins

Residents say bin bags that were thrown out of the way so the bins could be emptied by the crew had split and needed to be cleared up by someone else

Tuesday, 25th February, 2020 5:46pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

Share your concerns and opinions on community safety in Ryde at World Cafe

Ryde world cafe on community safety

The first 100 to register will receive £10 for their time. You'll be able to voice their concerns and opinions on community safety in Ryde at the World Cafe

Friday, 21st February, 2020 2:53pm

By Karen Lucioni with one comment

Ryde Queen’s carnival float to welcome Kings and Princes to Royalty Float

Ryde Queens float#

The Royalty Selection Night takes place on Saturday 22nd February. Young people over the age of eight years old and living in the PO33 area are encouraged to pop along and take part

Wednesday, 19th February, 2020 5:00pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

Pancake challengers to flip Pancakes for Poverty Awareness in Ryde

Michael Lilley flipping pancakes

The three-year champion, Wayne Whittle, encourages challengers to try and beat his record, whilst supporting worthy causes

Tuesday, 18th February, 2020 8:53am

By Michael Lilley

Head into Ryde for the Totally Local Fiver Fest to help protect and save the High Street for the future

Ryde fiver fest poster

The Totally Local Fiver Fest campaign's message is to spend little and often at independent businesses to make a real difference to your high street

Saturday, 15th February, 2020 10:25am

By Feature Writer

Commuters left behind (again) during hourly Fastcat service

passengers left behind at wightlink terminal

Wightlink claimed that passengers would prefer the hourly service than travel on a charter boat, but commuters are being left behind as the one boat can't cope

Tuesday, 11th February, 2020 8:58am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Ryde is going places, say Ryde Society: All welcome at tonight’s meeting

ryde by night

This is an event for anyone who lives and works in Ryde. The Ryde Society is your civic society and everyone is welcome

Monday, 10th February, 2020 9:21am

By Peter Gruner

Hovertravel welcomes Sir David Jason for Great British Inventions: On TV screens this week

Sir David Jason at Hovertravel

Tune in on Tuesday night to see Sir David Jason take a special trip on the hovercraft for his Great British Inventions series

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 4:50pm

By Stephen Forster

People’s Gallery to close, but bright future for town, says Biz Assoc.

closing down sign in shop window

Chair of the Business Association says the town has a bright future with a minimum of £900,000 being invested in the High Street

Monday, 3rd February, 2020 11:14am

By Peter Gruner