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.

Hold off sailing for the moment says Cowes Harbour Commission

cowes marina

Cowes Harbour Commission ask sailors to hold off for the while. Clarification is being sought from Government. CHC also talk about Social Distancing

Wednesday, 13th May, 2020 11:37am

By Simon Perry

Wight Trash adapt Matt Hancock’s slogan to ‘Where the Isle of Wight rolls, Britain follows’ for new T-shirts

rolls wight trash t-shirt - matt hancock slogan

Matt Hancock may have said Where the Isle of Wight goes, Britain follows, but IW skateboarding brand prefer this version. Pre-order yours today and a percentage goes to a new charity set-up to help local community groups

Friday, 8th May, 2020 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Ian Gregory’s virtual fundraising cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats: Watch live and show your support


Over the next three days Ian Gregory will be attempting a 1,084 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for Prostate Cancer and the NHS Covid-19 Urgent Appeal. He'll be doing it alone at the Church on the Roundabout, so if you can show your support please do

Friday, 8th May, 2020 11:18am

By Sally Perry

CycleWight call for more support for cycling and walking post Coronavirus lockdown

two men sitting on a bench resting from cycling with bikes by the bench -

CycleWight have contacted the Isle of Wight Council with a list of ideas to make it easier for people to keep a social distance while walking and cycling as regulations linked to lock down are relaxed.

Monday, 4th May, 2020 8:48am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Isle of Wight council launch new exercise tracker for children and young people

walking and Cycling

The Isle Be Active tracker is a simple chart that young people can use to record how much they've walked or cycled as part of their daily exercise allowance.

Thursday, 30th April, 2020 4:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Sandown rower scoops Scholarship to Tulsa University, USA

Bass Andre

Bass aims to improve sufficiently to be eligible to qualify for GB Senior trials once their Masters degree at Tulsa is completed

Monday, 27th April, 2020 5:17pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Ambitious plans to increase level of cycling and walking on Isle of Wight (updated)

Children cycling:

If the plans are implemented it will lead to a transformation in volumes of cycling and walking in Newport and Ryde, says the Isle of Wight council

Monday, 27th April, 2020 10:52am

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

Isle of Wight key workers given free access to bicycles for commuting

Cath Quin and her bicycle

The initiative enables key workers to have free access to a bike on long term loan

Friday, 24th April, 2020 5:17pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Ventnorian Vincent North, flying the flag for Isle of Wight in Cincinnati, USA

vincent north flying the Isle of Wight fkag in the background of video interview

Vincent manages to squeeze the Isle of Wight flag into his video interview with sports reporter, Charlie Hatch

Thursday, 23rd April, 2020 9:03am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Take part in live workout session with Isle of Wight winter sports star, Kim Murray

Kimberly Murray at the IBSF World Cup

The 40-minute strength workout will give you a taster of Kim's Run Strong membership - details within

Wednesday, 22nd April, 2020 8:37am

By Sally Perry

Neil more than half way through 50 marathons before 50th birthday challenge

Neil McCall - marathon ending in Ventnor

Facing one marathon a year can be a big challenge for some, but Isle of Wight designer, Neil McCall, is hoping to complete 50 and help raise money for the MIND charity

Tuesday, 21st April, 2020 4:28pm

By Sally Perry

61 mile cycle for 61st birthday raises hundreds for Mountbatten

justin steel and his bike

Justin usually cycles 200-250 miles a week, but decided to cycle 61 miles for his 61st birthday yesterday and help raise cash for Mountbatten

Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 10:41am

By Sally Perry