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.

Natasha Lambert and Blown Away crew doing well in Atlantic race

Natasha Lambert during the ARC challenge

Follow the progress of Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert, who is taking part in a cross-Atlantic challenge to raise money for the MissIsle Charity, The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and The RNLI

Friday, 27th November, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight council to get £235,600 to improve cycling networks

cycle lane markings on a badly made road

It will be interesting to see whether suggestions from Cycle Wight are considered this time round

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 3:32pm

By The Office of Bob Seely with 9 readers' comments

Island Speedway may have been cancelled in 2020 but off track there was lots going on

Speedway Awards

It's been a different, difficult, but very busy year for Island Speedway as Barry from Wightlink Warriors explains

Tuesday, 24th November, 2020 9:03am

By Rob Dyer

Share your Isle of Wight experiences of the impact of Covid-19 on sports (updated)

Clare Griffin

Clare will be using the judging panel opportunity to get a balanced message out there about the devastating effect Covid has had on grassroots sport.

Monday, 23rd November, 2020 12:12pm

By Sue Lupton

Inspirational Isle of Wight sailor with cerebral palsy sets off on Atlantic Ocean race

Natasha Lambert at the start line for Atlantic Crossing Race

Natasha Lambert is one of 1,200 sailors taking part in the race across the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria to St Lucia - she's hoping to raise £30,000 for three charities in the process

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

John Cattle’s Skate Club voted as Best Isle of Wight Activity

john cattles skate club with lad on skateboard indicating Victory signs with both hands

Three cheers for John Cattle's Skateclub who offer very reasonably-priced skateboarding sessions for all ages, from micro-shredders to the more mature skateboarders on the Island

Thursday, 19th November, 2020 12:29pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Grab a £50 ‘Fix Your Bike’ voucher from second round

man on a bicycle

The first batch of vouchers disappeared pretty swiftly, so if you're planning to claim one this time, best move fast

Monday, 16th November, 2020 3:45pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight swimmer – who is blind – completes 5,000m swimathon challenge

Chris says “Swimming is my favourite exercise. It is the one thing you can do on your own when you are blind. I like that freedom”

Monday, 16th November, 2020 12:31pm

By Sue Lupton with one comment

Watch Sam Pilgrim crown ‘Ventnor – The place to urban downhill’, as professional mountain bikers ride the steps

at the top of st albans steps

This video of Professionals riding bikes down Ventnor steps will get you gasping, as they ride from the top of the town - down staircases(!) - right down to the beach. Clearly not for your everyday rider

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 12:59pm

By Simon Perry with 3 readers' comments

£8,000 raised by cycling equivalent of 64 laps of the Isle of Wight during lockdown

Michael and Nigel

The Seaview businessman wanted to do something to acknowledge the outstanding support and care received from Mountbatten, who look after our loved ones in their final hours of need

Monday, 2nd November, 2020 9:07am

By Kellie White

‘Nothing but admiration for you’ says Cowes RNLI to quadraplegic sailor, Natasha Lambert, ahead of her Atlantic crossing

miss isle boat and Natasha Lambert

Natasha and her crew have received messages of support from Cowes RNLI as they prepare to embark on a 3,000-mile crossing from Gran Canaria to St Lucia

Friday, 30th October, 2020 11:44am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight ‘the dream location’ says professional mountain biker, Tom Isted

tom isted and sam hodgson

The 'Island of Dreams' is how professional mountain biker Tom Isted described the Isle of Wight, after his weekend of extreme sports here. Watch the video within

Wednesday, 28th October, 2020 1:17pm

By Sally Perry