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.

Election candidates asked how they would support the return of an Isle of Wight ice rink

Female wearing ice skates on ice rink b Kelli McClintock

Candidates from across the political spectrum were asked where they stood on the issue of supporting an ice rink back on the Island

Thursday, 6th May, 2021 3:24pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Crowdfunder to help improve mental and physical health of pupils after Lockdown

Issa Batrane at Bridlington sea front

The school is looking forward to hosting a workshop with the beach volleyball champion, Issa Batrane, and needs to raise £1,000

Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 8:34am

By Sally Perry

Join PedalAid to help raise money for charity, simply by cycling

Person cycling down cycle track with support island charities text overlaid

It costs you nothing. Cyclists complete monthly distance targets and in return, sponsors donate money to a chosen Island charity

Friday, 30th April, 2021 11:05am

By IW Council Press Office

30 new graduates from UKSA’s Superyacht Cadetship course ready for work

UKSA graduation

Almost half the graduates from UKSA's Superyacht Cadetship course have already secured work, with 37 per cent having had their courses paid for by donors

Friday, 30th April, 2021 9:29am

By Chloe Buchanan

Watch: Ryde skatepark users share their frustrations about closure of skatepark

Ryde skateboarders

In this three minute segment, Ryde skateboarders and Zoe Thompson from Wight Trash talk to BBC reporter Ben Moore about the closure of Ryde skatepark

Friday, 23rd April, 2021 4:52pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Letter: Cancelling Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘Corruption’ – Read the detail

Middle Road by Tapnell Farm

Thomas lays out in detail the process for a Closed Roads race and why he says the cancelling of the Isle of Wight Road Races 2021 is not down to ‘corruption’, as some on Social Media have claimed.

Monday, 19th April, 2021 12:42pm

By Thomas Cowley with 3 readers' comments

Wightlink-Wight Mountain cyclists take top podium places in Chessell 20km TT

L to R - Joe Staunton, Kev Chant, James Veal on the Chessell 20km TT Podium

60 riders took part in the Chessell 20km TT on Sunday and Wightlink Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team members took the top three places on the podium

Monday, 19th April, 2021 11:30am

By Julie Cooper

New races for 2021, including Round the Solent and Round the Island Rowing Race

Sonar Squib & FF15 in the Solent

A new ‘Round the Solent’ Race for small keelboats will take place on the same day as Round the Island

Friday, 16th April, 2021 7:45am

By Jo Bowden with one comment

Police seek cyclists who witnessed collision: Cyclist suffers serious injuries

police tape and police car in background

Were you one of the three cyclists who witnessed the incident but left when emergency services arrived?

Monday, 12th April, 2021 3:56pm

By Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service

‘Real issue with Ryde Skatepark is not vandalism’ says skateboarding group amidst calls to secure 20+ year lease

skateboarders at ryde skatepark

Ryde Town Council say they have closed the park due to "anti-social behaviour and vandalism", but the real issue is far from this say skateboarding ambassadors, Wight Trash

Sunday, 11th April, 2021 6:03pm

By Sally Perry with 6 readers' comments

Letter: Isle of Wight Road Races will adversely affect residents and visitors

No written in white paint on road

This reader lists their reasons why they believe the Isle of Wight Road Races should not be given permission to go ahead

Friday, 9th April, 2021 6:36am

By Donella East with 21 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Road Races has ‘in principle’ support from Isle of Wight council

IW Road Races logo

Here's the latest news on the Isle of Wight Road Races, planned for October half-term in West Wight

Thursday, 8th April, 2021 3:47pm

By Sally Perry with 15 readers' comments