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:

Unwanted coats, hat, gloves and scarves for the Isle of Wight homeless and those in need

woolly hats :

As the cold weather sets in residents are being asked to donate any unwanted winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves

Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 3:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Exhibition dedicated to defence and freedom of Julian Assange nearing end

julian assange graffiti on a wall

The exhibition dedicated to the defence and freedom of Julian Assange - finishes on Friday 1st November

Tuesday, 29th October, 2019 4:46pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Now even easier to do your bit to help keep town and beach litter free

Residents taking part in the #2 Minute Beach Clean launch

A new initiative to help keep Ryde's town and beach clean of litter has been launched, making it easier for everyone to do their bit

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:49am

By Abigail Fox with one comment

Film screening shares the journey of ‘courageous truth teller’ Chelsea Manning

chelsea manning on train platform

Shot over two years and featuring exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes verite with Chelsea Manning, the film picks up on the momentous day when she leaves prison

Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019 8:59am

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Island Line Trains returns to two per hour

island line train

South Western Railway say keeping the 1938 ex-London Underground trains going is a difficult task, but following hard work by the team at the train care depot at Ryde St John’s, the second train is now back in action

Monday, 21st October, 2019 1:24pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Don’t miss Karl Stedman’s latest exhibition at Monkton Arts

karl stedman - latest rolled work - with spikes

Karl is known for his artwork made from rolled pieces of paper. He plays with colours and monotones, as well as texture and shapes

Friday, 18th October, 2019 12:09pm

By Sally Perry

Ryde Harriers celebrate in style at the Awards, Dinner and Dance

Ryde Harriers Awards winners with their trophies

Great food, plenty of awards and lots of dancing was order of the day for the Ryde Harriers at their annual celebrations

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 9:38am

By Stephanie Hankin

Conservation Areas of two Isle of Wight towns added to ‘Risk Register’ helping secure their future

The seafront and town, Ryde, from the north-east, 1949.

The Risk Register is an annual snapshot of the critical health of England’s most valued historic places, and those most at risk of being lost as a result of neglect, decay or inappropriate development

Thursday, 17th October, 2019 8:49am

By Debbie Hickman with 4 readers' comments

Two charged over Isle of Wight knifepoint robbery and assault

Police cells

The robbery and assault was reported to have taken place just before 1am on Sunday morning in Ryde

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 3:01pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Letter: Uplifting experience shows there’s ‘still hope for humanity’

kerstine voight

Kerstin shares details of an uplifting experience she had this morning, which gives her "hope that in these darker times (yes, I mean Brexit) there is still hope for humanity out there"

Tuesday, 15th October, 2019 2:20pm

By Kerstin Voigt with 3 readers' comments

New role for well-known community worker in Ryde

steve johnson

Steve was previously employed as a Local Area Coordinator and now returns to the town as a Community Connector

Friday, 11th October, 2019 12:12pm

By Lisa Dyer with one comment

Wightlink change their new £2 cash toll to enter Ryde Pier

taxi driving on to the pier

The delays at the barrier caused gridlock in Ryde last weekend with traffic backed up Union Street

Thursday, 10th October, 2019 2:32pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments