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:

All welcome to Vernon Square Summer Fayre

vernon square garden

The once derelict square, rescued by the Vernon Square Preservation Society in 1986, will open its gates to all for the summer fayre.

Thursday, 27th June, 2019 4:30pm

By Peter Gruner

Police issue appeal for stolen power tools

Emergency call:

Have you been offered the power tools that were stolen over the weekend from an address in Ryde?

Monday, 24th June, 2019 4:30pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Ryde rowers take on Newport Regatta and launch new boat

RRC new coastal four

Prior to the Regatta an informal ceremony was held as the club launched a new Coastal Four.

Monday, 24th June, 2019 10:23am

By Steve Bull

Ever wanted to go inside Appley Tower? Here is your chance

Appley Tower

The Isle of Wight Council is to reopen Ryde’s famous landmark, Appley Tower, for one day only as part of the celebrations of Appley Day on Saturday 22nd June.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 5:32pm

By IW Council Press Office

Reject divisive politics at Great Get Together events

Great get together poster

Picnics where you can share the food from your home country and a dip in the sea are on the cards this weekend as part of the Great Get Together events.

Friday, 21st June, 2019 9:18am

By Maria Villa Vine

Isle of Wight Pride returns for 2019: Prices and details revealed

iw pride samba band

This year's Isle of Wight Pride event will feature a return of the parade, but with a ticketed event rather than free.

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:13pm

By Callum Murphy

Free addiction recovery workshops coming to the Isle of Wight

Chris Hill

Chris Hill’s programme has helped people stop smoking, drinking, taking drugs, gambling, over-spending, deal with sugar addiction, anxiety, stress and depression. Details within.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 5:08pm

By Therese Langford with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Harriers takes on the Alresford Rotary 10k Road Race

ryde harriers at aylesford

The 10k road race takes in the famous Watercress Beds and surrounding countryside.

Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 9:29am

By Sarah Probert

Joel’s a winner at Rowing Regatta

Joel Smith, Ryde R. C winning Junior Coastal Sculler

Ryde Rowing's Club Joel Smith Coastal Junior Sculls event the hard way last weekend. Having to race twice.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 8:33am

By Steve Bull

Speedway pairs take centre stage at annual Best Pairs Tournament (updated)

Riders on motorbikes at Speedway race

Look forward to some of the best racing of the season in the Annual Best Pairs tournament - and 19 year olds go free.

Monday, 17th June, 2019 6:55am

By Rob Dyer

Ryde Harriers take on Wales, Worthing and the West Wight

Ryde harriers at the Needles Half 2019

This month members of the Ryde Harriers have taken on the Peaks Short Challenge, the Worthing 10k and the Needles Half Marathon.

Thursday, 13th June, 2019 9:00am

By Sarah Ponsford

Speedway Warriors felled by Gladiators again

Riders B Wilson(W) G Wood(R) A Extance(Y) on speedway track

Warriors co-promoter Barry Bishop says the team will need to raise their game for the next team meeting which is also against Plymouth at their track in ten days time.

Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 8:48am

By Rob Dyer