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:

Hovertravel’s weekend and bank holiday services switch to every two hours from tomorrow (updated)

The Hovercraft on the water with Spinnaker Tower in the background

Hovertravel say with the extension of Tier 4 to both sides of the Solent passenger demand has fallen significantly. Details within

Thursday, 31st December, 2020 4:17pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Extensive changes to Wightlink service including FastCat suspension

new fastcat catamarans

Wightlink CEO says "As a private operator, we need to minimise our losses and not run services with insufficient demand especially after this difficult year"

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 4:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Hovertravel switches to reduced timetable as customers stop travelling

Hovertravel - finalist in Ukinbound Awards

Interesting to note that in the case of adverse weather conditions, Hovertravel tickets will be accepted on Wightlink’s Portsmouth‐Fishbourne car ferry (no mention of the FastCat)

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 1:36pm

By Stephen Forster with one comment

More Covid-19 vaccination clinics added on the Isle of Wight

Healthcare worker preparing the Covid19 vaccine by DK Photography Isle of Wight

The new clinics will be ready to start offering the vaccine to Islanders in the next few days

Monday, 21st December, 2020 4:35pm

By Priya Mistry with one comment

£120,000 overspend forecasted for Isle of Wight harbours

Ventnor Harbour

An increase in the cost of seaweed removal in Ventnor, as well as a reduction in berthing income due to fewer visitors

Monday, 21st December, 2020 8:12am

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

Avian Flu confirmed on wild swan at Isle of Wight lake

Ryde canoe lake

Residents are now officially asked to avoid the area and to avoid feeding wild birds at the lake or nearby water bodies

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 2:26pm

By IW Council Press Office

Warning to stay away from Ryde Canoe Lake amid fears about deadly bird flu

deceased swan at Ryde Canoe Lake by Troy Button

Kay Ounsworth from IOW Wild Bird Rehabilitation says there have been seven deceased swans found at the lake in the last two weeks and warns any movement in the area could spread the bird flu far and wide

Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 8:42am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ryde Village ‘extra care homes’ the first of its kind on the Isle of Wight

L-R with Southern Housing Group staff Kimberley Rooney Naomi Keyte Victoria Brent-Watson Cllr Wayne Whittle Tina Stuart

Ryde Village provides older people, and people with a care and support need, the opportunity to remain living independently in their own home with responsive care available 24/7 should they need it

Monday, 14th December, 2020 2:36pm

By Jess McDonnell with 7 readers' comments

Young people getting the blame, but they’re not the only ones breaking Covid rules

wash your hands graffiti

At the Isle of Wight’s Community Safety Partnership meeting this week, it was reported that although young people very often getting the blame it was not always them breaking the lockdown rules and causing issues

Friday, 11th December, 2020 4:28pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with one comment

‘Hug in a Mug’ aims to deliver a well-being service for the community

hug in a mug team holding their products

Ryde Academy’s 2020-21 Young Enterprise team have come up with a super product this Christmas. The 'Hug in a Mug' is a great-tasting local product that aims to spread some cheer this Christmas

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 3:21pm

By Maisie Revert with one comment

‘Sewing Memories: Care Homes and Covid’ Exhibition combines old and new tech

Jan Frith's covid sewing memories exhibition - sewing machine with LED display showing someone's memories

Sewing memories of care-home residents reminiscing about their ‘make do and mend’ era of sewing have been combined with recent memories of people across the Isle of Wight who sewed as a ‘call to arms’ to make PPE urgently during the Covid crisis. Catch it this week between Wed-Fri in Ryde

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 2:44pm

By Jan Frith

Save Westridge Farm 4,000+ strong petition heads to planning committee today

Archie Holliday's Letter 29.11.20 - Save Westridge Farm

Cllr Lilley will present a 4,000+ strong petition to the Isle of Wight council planning committee today, and explain legal advice about infringement of the children on the farm's human rights

Tuesday, 8th December, 2020 7:55am

By Michael Lilley with 6 readers' comments