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.

Welcome news for fitness fans as swimming pools and sports halls given the green light to reopen

swimmers in lanes of a swimming pool

Clare Griffin from West Wight Sports and Community Centre said it had been a long and challenging four months. Their reopening will be phased and controlled

Friday, 10th July, 2020 8:00am

By Sally Perry with one comment

50-Marathon challenge: Neil to dress as Wonder Woman for his 40th marathon this Sunday (updated)

wonder woman toy doll

Neil set himself the challenge of running 50 marathons this year before his 50th birthday in November. For this week's marathon around Cowes, he'll be dressed as Wonder Woman

Wednesday, 8th July, 2020 9:30am

By Helen Bailey

Tour of Britain: Final leg of prestigious cycling event to be held on the Isle of Wight

Cyclists and councillors standing by Hovercraft

In September 2022 the Isle of Wight will host the final leg of the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling event, expecting to attract 150,000 spectators, and being shown on TV across the globe

Saturday, 4th July, 2020 1:08pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 10 readers' comments

Cash boost for Isle of Wight organisations after 50,000km PedalAid target met by Sandown man

Ian Ward and Dave Stewart pedal aid photo shoot

With the PedalAid challenge target met, a donation will be made Isle of Wight Food Bank, Wight Brainy Bunch, the RNLI and Free Food in Sandown

Friday, 3rd July, 2020 9:11am

By IW Council Press Office

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust launches Virtual Summer programme for young people recovering from cancer

Mark Lamble, Harry Elliot, Issac Stevenson

The Trust went out to the young people to find out what they would miss the most and have tailored a virtual programme around those things. Details within

Wednesday, 1st July, 2020 8:45am

By Karenza Morton

Olympic aspirations for talented Isle of Wight sailor

Arthur Farley sailing

Arthur says it's hard being away from his family, but knows this is a brilliant opportunity to improve his skills, helping him to one day become an Olympic sailor

Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 3:27pm

By Anna Price

CycleWight need your help to lobby for better Isle of Wight cycling conditions

family feeding the ducks by dinosaur with bicycles nearby

Check out CycleWight to find out more about how you can help them lobby for better cycling routes and conditions on Isle of Wight roads

Monday, 22nd June, 2020 8:45am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Back garden mini-ramp the perfect solution for talented young skateboarder in lockdown

Martha and home ramp

Martha Eggleton's dad decided to build a mini-ramp in their back garden so she could continue training as a skateboarder for Wight Trash

Thursday, 11th June, 2020 3:32pm

By Anna Price

Cowes Week Ltd announces cancellation of 2020 regatta

Boats sailing during Cowes Week

Organisers say they would not be able to sufficiently protect the thousands of visitors that descend on Cowes in the summer for the annual regatta

Friday, 5th June, 2020 3:19pm

By Cowes Week Organisers with one comment

‘Distinct lack of imagination’ by Isle of Wight council over active travel plans, says IW Green Party

bicycles lined up

Vix Lowthion says the Isle of Wight council's plans for pop up lanes and rows of plastic barriers is not adequate and that IW Council have "demonstrated a distinct lack of imagination when it comes to redesigning our towns to support active travel"

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 12:27pm

By Vix Lowthion with 8 readers' comments

Vandals take line painting machine for a dance on football pitch and cause other damage too

Rew Valley FC - vandals dance with line painting machine

The vandals appeared to have a sudden burst of creativity with the line painting equipment and among other things used fencing posts to build a bonfire

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 11:32am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Pier to Pier Swim has been cancelled for 2020

pier to pier swim - clasire speight

Organisers say they could not confidently hold the event and fulfill their social responsibilities

Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020 8:35am

By Bob Cooper