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.

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

Nick Percy, Isle of Wight discus thrower retains British title, winning Gold for fourth year

Nick Percy throwing discus

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, the 25-year-old discus thrower has secured Gold for the fourth time running at the British Athletics Championships

Monday, 7th September, 2020 12:56pm

By Karen Woods

Speedway is back and you can live stream it tomorrow night

Ben Morley (white helmet) and Chad Wirtzfeld

Wightlink Warriors will be taking part in an upcoming test meeting scheduled to take place at Plymouth’s Coliseum Stadium on Tuesday 8th September - you can live stream via pay-per-view on Facebook

Monday, 7th September, 2020 8:52am

By Rob Dyer

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

Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races backed by business leaders says Chamber CEO

Steve Plater and James Hillier riding the Diamond Races circuit

The CEO of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce says business leaders are backing the Isle of Wight TT Diamond Races and explains why

Friday, 28th August, 2020 4:25pm

By Joseph Keele-Toms with 10 readers' comments

Isle of Wight motocross to appeal ‘permanent stop notice’

young motoxiow rider

MotoxIOW says it has been operating under permitted development orders but the council has just ‘clamped down’, ‘leaving no room for discussion’

Friday, 28th August, 2020 1:16pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Epic new virtual challenge event launched by Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Sam Dore on a yacht

Running throughout the whole September to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Round Britain Your Way invites anyone to run, swim, walk, cycle or create their own challenge to collectively travel the 2,400 miles around the British coastline

Friday, 28th August, 2020 8:48am

By Karenza Morton

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

Letter: Diamond Races ‘an extreme threat to safety and well-being of residents, families, cyclists and walkers’

road view of sandy way shorwell

This readers believes the Isle of Wight TT - Diamond Races would be "an extreme threat to the safety and well being of the residents, and the many families, cyclists and walkers the Island has worked so hard to attract"

Monday, 24th August, 2020 1:09pm

By Lydia Fulleylove with 30 readers' comments

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