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:

Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra finds new home for rehearsals

IWSO at ryde academy

The new rehearsal space is much roomier than the previous hall they squeezed into. Book now for first concert in November.

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 10:33am

By Sally Perry

Don’t miss exhibition (and talk) by Isle of Wight innovation hero, John Ackroyd

john ackroyd by moza ackroyd

There's a chance to hear a talk by the man himself, as well as visit the exhibition of memorabilia, never publicly seen blueprints and more. Head to Monkton Arts in the next two weeks.

Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 6:56pm

By Sally Perry

Wightlink pier price hike ‘unacceptable’ say Isle of Wight Labour

julian critchley - Allan Marsh

Island Labour say the price hike is "naked exploitation of a captive market by a monopoly provider".

Monday, 9th September, 2019 2:18pm

By Julian Critchley with 13 readers' comments

Wightlink are jacking up the cost of driving on Ryde pier

taxi on pier

The new entry system is being installed this week and will come into operation at 4pm on Sunday (15th September).

Monday, 9th September, 2019 12:27pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Ryde Harriers’ runners take part in Trail Marathon and Road Race

ryde harriers

Sarah shares this latest report of races that members of Ryde Harriers have taken part in.

Wednesday, 4th September, 2019 1:35pm

By Sarah Probert

Goodleaf Tree Climbing chosen for ‘Small Biz 100’ national campaign

Goodleaf tree climbing - boy and Paul

Many congratulations to the Isle of Wight's Goodleaf Tree Climbing who have been selected as one of this year’s ‘Small Biz 100’ and will be in the national spotlight in October.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 4:40pm

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Watch: Wyatt & Jack live on BBC’s One Show

Georgia and Steve from Wyatt and Jack on the one show

Isle of Wight business Wyatt and Jack were live on The One Show last night, flying the flag for the Island and sustainable living.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 9:17am

By Sally Perry

Here’s how you can support those pedalling the swans from Ryde to Southsea (and back)

two men pulling a pedalo out of water

Two teams will be attempting to pedal two pedalo swans from Ryde to Southsea, and back. We're sure they'd welcome cheers of support as they leave and return.

Thursday, 29th August, 2019 6:55pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight’s Wyatt and Jack featured in BBC News article on plastic waste

wyatt and jack inflatable toucan bag

The small, but growing business based in Ryde on the Isle of Wight appears today on the BBC's main UK news site.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 2:43pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis goes on display next month

Abstract artwork by Sara K

There'll be another chance to see work by the late Sara Kouvaritakis in Ryde during September, with funds from the sale of artworks returning to the community.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 9:24am

By Suzanne Whitewood

LGBTQ Collective: New community group launches next month

out on an island

The idea of this group is to bring together existing LGBTQ groups, volunteers, funding providers, community leaders and businesses to open communication, share events and opportunities.

Wednesday, 28th August, 2019 8:10am

By Caroline Diamond

Isle of Wight GCSE Results: 19% of all grades at Ryde School at 9 or 8 and 86% at new pass rate of 9 to 4

Ryde School pupils holding up their GCSE Results

Pupils at Ryde School celebrated their hard work as 19% of all grades were either 9 or 8, and 86% were at new pass rate of 9 to 4.

Thursday, 22nd August, 2019 2:19pm

By Ra Hennessy