Isle of Wight sports

Residents on the Isle of Wight love their sport, it’s another one of those things that bring communities together. We published regular updates for cricket, sailing, speedway and football from local clubs.

If you have sports news to share, get in touch and we’ll share it with our wide readership.

Calling all Isle of Wight skateboarders, scooterists or BMXers


Completing this survey will take just a few moments and could help inform the future for the Isle of Wight skateparks.

Friday, 19th April, 2019 11:22am

By Sally Perry

Islander Ian Gregory to cycle the M25 this Easter Sunday for Prostate Cancer UK

ian gregory holding bike above his head

In 2019 Ian Gregory is taking on the mammoth task of cycling 11,680 miles - one mile for every man who will die of prostate cancer. Please read on as to how you can show your support.

Thursday, 18th April, 2019 9:25am

By Jacky Gregory

Isle of Wight Motorcycle Club report

Simon Newnham © Viki Taylor

Everyone is gearing up for the annual Two Day Wight Trials taking place on 27th-28th April. But here's the report from last weekend.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:23am

By Wayne Brodie

Boats descend on Cowes for the RORC Easter Challenge

Fastnet race - suzanne whitewood

There'll be a fantastic collection of boats in Cowes this bank holiday weekend as they gather for the RORC Easter Challenge.

Wednesday, 17th April, 2019 9:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Register now for family-friendly fun run at Corf Scout Camp

CORF scout camp

There's still time to register for the family-friendly fun run that takes place on Sunday 28th April.

Monday, 15th April, 2019 9:39am

By Becci Heng

Island speedway stars race for the Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy

G Wood J Edwards T Woolley

Isle of Wight's speedway septet were in action last night in the Vince Mapley Memorial Trophy.

Friday, 12th April, 2019 12:45pm

By Rob Dyer

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

250 Isle of Wight bikes donated to Africa last year

Wightlink’s Barry Southwell and Dan Cross with Sue Bailey from Re-Cycle Isle of Wight

Re-Cycle Isle of Wight say Islanders have donated more than 250 bikes over the last year.

Wednesday, 10th April, 2019 11:11am

By Sally Perry

Spring into action with Alice’s radio exercise programme

Alice from spring chicks

Alice Blue has come come up with an exercise formula that works for everyone of any age over the radio.

Tuesday, 9th April, 2019 10:42am

By Kevin Wilson

Don’t miss PLANK: Skateboarding-inspired exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells

PLANK james jarvis and ged wells at quay arts 640

You have until the end of the month to pop over to Quay Arts in Newport to catch the latest exhibition by James Jarvis and Ged Wells. If you're a fan of skateboarding, PLANK is a must-see exhibition.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 6:10pm

By Sally Perry

Celebrated yachtswoman shares cross-Atlantic advice with veteran British adventurer

Adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams joins world record-breaking solo yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur and her sheepdog Norman at Cowes for some expert sailing advice as he prepares for his solo Atlantic crossing in support of St John Ambulance. #discoverSJA Picture date: Sunday April 7, 2019. Photograph: Johnny Green

Celebrated yachtswoman Dame Ellen MacArthur shares adsvice with veteran British adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams as he prepares for his greatest ever challenge – sailing solo across the Atlantic in support of St John Ambulance.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 12:26pm

By Johnny Green

Excellent performance by young female rowers against older opposition

Ryde Ladies Novice Four

Rowers from Ryde Rowing Club competed in their second event of the season at the weekend – the Southampton Rowing Club Coastal Head of the River.

Monday, 8th April, 2019 8:36am

By Steve Bull