CycleWight was formed to campaign for better cycle provision on the Island. We work with any organisation or individual that wishes to work towards that goal. The group also participates in ways to encourage more people of all ages to learn of the joys and benefits of cycling.
Cowes to Sandown
10 Years Old This Year!
Come And Join Us On A Ride!
On Saturday 22nd June 2013 CYCLEWight are organising a bike ride along the Cowes to Sandown NCN23 Cycle Track. Come and join us for a ride along some, or all of the track. In 2003 over 400 people rode the route on the opening day. Let us see if we can beat that number this year. For those interested there will be a commerative card on which you can collect stickers at various points along the way. [See example of the card below] You can park your car at Newclose Cricket Club between 10:00 and 16:00 for a small donation. You can access the track directly from the Cricket Ground. Refreshments will be available at the clubhouse and at Rose Cottage, Langbridge. There will be Ice Creams available at Merstone Bridge between 14:00 and 16:00 hours.
Please bring as many people along as possible and spread the word!
You can see some pictures of NCN23 over the last 10 years in our Gallery. If you have any pictures of NCN23 over the last 10 years, please share them with us.
Fill That Hole Campaign
All cyclists need to report any defects in road surfaces. The CYCLEWight committee suggest that you use the "Fill that hole" campaign on the CTC website to report dangerous road conditions.
Get Britain [IOW] Cycling!
The All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group have written their report they have called "Get Britain Cycling". The report calls for £10 per person, per year, to support a radical transformation of streets and roads, as well as training, promotion and marketing to shift the culture on our roads. The next sstep is for people to sign up for a joint petition on the Number 10 website calling for the Government to implement the recommendations.
Make a date in your diary for Saturday 28th September. There is to be a Cinema powered by cycles at Seaclose in the evening. We need you to come and watch the film, as well as cycle to power the projector!
We need YOUR support to help us continue promoting cycling and campaigning for better conditions for cyclists on the Isle of Wight!
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Isle of Wight Cycling Facebook Group
There is now a Facebook page for Isle of Wight Cycling. This is an attempt to keep people up to date with all things bike related. Please have a look and get involved. The site has open access as long as you have a Facebook account. Have a look now here.
Please note that the GridIron is pre-
IOW Mountain Bike Center News
The first season at the centre was a great success with positive comments back from all. The hard work put in by all the trail builders last winter has now been enjoyed by over 500 individual riders. The furthest afield were on holiday from the USA, Yorkshire and Cornwall. One local has now completed over 50 laps.
This Winter we have extended the track by approximately 4 miles. This has added 2 new technical downhill sections, a stunning balcony trail with panoramic views and couple of testing hill climbs. Lap times will be increased from 30 minutes to over 1 hour. Budding track builders are welcome to join the team who meet at Cheverton Farm Office on Thursdays at 9.30am -
Yearly membership available at the 2012 rate of £20.00.
Upcoming events include an
Bike Bus. From the middle of July people will be able to put their bike on a bus accross the south of the Island. Seats are to be taken out of the regular buses to make space for cycles. If successful another route will be added which will pass the IW MTB Center.
Work begins on the Wroxall to Shanklin cycle path
Temporary surface in place for the summer
The current round of works on the Wroxall to Shanklin cycleway are completed, with a temporary but useable surface in place for the summer. After the September Cycle Festival the final road surfaces, which will have anti-
Visitors since 01 Oct 2012
An opportunity to stop somewhere new for a good cup of tea or coffee is always welcome. In Yarmouth, Forrester's Nammet, has opened in the old tourism office next to the Quay. It is offering a selection of all things cyclists need including bacon butties and flapjacks. We particularly welcome cyclists so do pop in and give it a go.
Rachel Mills, from the Council, who has looked after cycling provision for the last few years, has moved on to work for Island Roads. Cyclists on the Isle of Wight owe a big thanks to Rachel for all her hard work. She has overseen major improvements to a wide range of cycle projects including Cowes to Newport, Cross-
100 here, 100 there
The past few years has seen the Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service take part in some major fundraising cycle rides -
This year, the aim is to cycle 100 miles here on the Isle of Wight and the Cent Cols Challenge which is 100 mountains in 10 days in France! -