28-mile cycle ride between seven churches raises funds for the Historic Churches Trust

SWAY cyclists in churchyard

Islanders took part in a 28-mile cycle ride last weekend to raise money for the Historic Churches Trust, by cycling between seven Isle of Wight churches. Details within

Tuesday, 15th September, 2020 9:19am

By Joanna Uffendell with 2 readers' comments

Le Blanq gastro-cycling event cancelled due to new Covid-19 restrictions

Bradley Wiggins

The announcement has been made following new Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Government

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 4:12pm

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

CycleWight brands Isle of Wight council’s active travel plans as ‘meaningless’ and calls for greater ambition

bicycles up against railings

Cyclewight say some of the schemes proposed by Isle of Wight council were so far removed from the schemes desired by cyclists as to be meaningless

Wednesday, 9th September, 2020 6:15pm

By Tim Thorne with 7 readers' comments

Council U-turn on pop-up cycle lanes ‘A backwards step when it comes to road safety’ say Isle of Wight Green Party

cycle lane in Oxford

Vix Lowthion says the Isle of Wight Council took far too long to come up with any proposed cycle lanes – the Isle of Wight being months behind the rest of the country. She believes the Council have "utterly failed on their duty to support residents taking part in new active travel activities"

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 2:50pm

By Vix Lowthion with 5 readers' comments

Isle of Wight Council do U-turn on pop-up cycle lane plans after Grant Shapps ‘changed his mind’

grant shapps standing with his arms crossed

Cllr Ian Ward says they were told to 'just get it done' by the Government, hence no consultation. Now Grant Shapps has apparently 'changed his mind'. Details within

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 11:07am

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 7 readers' comments

500-mile tour for Isle of Wight cyclists raising money for Mountbatten

Ed Scotcher, Joe Benton and Joe White, pictured at the top of Applecross Pass

The Isle of Wight trio clocked up around 100 miles a day on their bikes to complete the challenge, raising more than £3,300 for Mountbatten

Monday, 7th September, 2020 2:14pm

By Matt White

Pop-up cycle lanes aims to encourage more people onto their bikes

cycle lane

Some of the schemes involve only minor alterations to the highway, such as the removal of bollards and barriers to open up more space for pedestrians and cyclists, or the addition of cycle racks at convenient locations.

Thursday, 3rd September, 2020 11:44am

By IW Council Press Office with 18 readers' comments

Sam’s epic triathlon challenge completed in just 15 hours: Can you help him reach £10k target?

Sam Blanchard by Patrick Condy

What a mammoth effort from Sam Blanchard, who swam 9km in the sea against the wind, then cycled 96km around the Isle of Wight and ran a marathon all in 15 hours. Here's why

Monday, 31st August, 2020 9:21am

By Sally Perry

Sam’s TRIsle of Wight 24-hour challenge to raise awareness of ‘cruel condition’ impacting his Dad’s life

Mark and Sam Blanchard

Raising money and awareness of Progressive Supra Nuclear Palsy, Sam is swimming 8km, cycling 100km and then running 42km - all in 24 hours

Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 1:05pm

By Sally Perry

The Great Tour cyclists heading back to Ryde next week

Hugh Roberts (centre) and Robin Young (right) are joined by Lancashire cyclist Paul Hargreaves for Day 40 of The Great Tour from Morecambe on Wednesday 12 August

The cyclists have been taking part in a 6,700km 64-day ride around Britain raising money for charities and will be finishing in Ryde next week

Monday, 24th August, 2020 11:33am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Isle of Wight TT Series: Record number of cyclists take part

kev chant cycling in the TT Series

Sixty riders took part, breaking the record for the number of competitors in an Isle of Wight Time Trial. Details within

Monday, 24th August, 2020 7:35am

By Russell Thomson

TV’s Nick Baker celebrates Isle of Wight’s UNESCO Biosphere status

Nick Baker explores the IW by bicycle

TV presenter and Isle of Wight fan, Nick Baker, crossed the Solent for a cycle tour to visit his favourite spots and find out more about the Island's exciting environmental initiatives

Tuesday, 4th August, 2020 10:20am

By Karen Woods with 4 readers' comments