CYCLEWight is an advocacy group that seeks better cycle provision on the Island. We will cooperate with any organisation or individual that wishes to work towards that goal. The group participates in ways to encourage more people of all ages to learn of the joys and benefits of cycling.
Road User Safety
CycleWight, Dizz Dyer and David Walter have been working together to raise awareness of some of the issues faced by vulnerable road users. With the assistance of Southern Vectis and LSTF funds it has been possible to put a message on the back of two buses. "Go wider for the rider". Please, if you see either bus, take a picture (safely) and send it to CycleWight through our web site. It would be great to create a gallery. It will also be an opportunity to discuss this issue with your non-cycling friends. What does it say in the highway code about overtaking cyclists and horse riders?". Thanks to everyone who has been involved in this project.
Due to the success of the Shanklin site they have moved into Thorness Bay, another Park Resorts site. They have been working alongside Charlotte's Tandems and loaning them out for free to people with additional needs. Here are further links about the charity work: www.facebook.com/Routefifty7/ www.charlottestandems.co.uk
The SpyVelo 2016 CX Cup
The SpyVelo CX cup has been a great success. Anyone who has been up to Cheverton Down to se the races were enthralled by the racing as well as the spectacular views. It was great to see so many people take part. There were over a dozen young people competing which must be the way to go. The track took in all parts of the site including the inevitable ascents and descents but also included a detour round a pond, a set of steps and dodging some trees! SpyVelo are to do a Sportive later in the year. Watch this space. Or go to their web site. Well done to all who were involved. It is great something so innovative taking place. www.iwcx.co.uk for details and results.
Cycling For Kids
Endearing YouTube video showing a young girl being taight to cycle without stabilisers for the first time Click here to view.
LSTF/ Bicycle Island gallery
Red Squirrel Trail
Everything you need to enjoy this fantastic cycle experience, from printable maps to GPS files can be found on the new website HERE
Since January there have been sessions for cyclists at Smallbrook Stadium. The Isle of Wight version of a velodrome. They have been popular with adults and children. More details on the poster. Just turn up with any kind of bike and give it a whirl. You can race if you like or just do a bit of gentle traffic free exercise. Surely you want a break from that turbo trainer.
Several people have left the committee of late. We could do with some fresh blood. We meet as a group approximately once a month. It is not onerous. It would be good to be able to hear differing views. The amount of work you take on is up to you but it is always good for the work to be shared around.
CYCLEWight Facebook and Twitter
CYCLEWight has now both a Facebook and Twitter presence. Please join us online to keep up with the latest information.
Using The CYCLEWight Calendar Below
If you click on an event, you may find additional information, or a link to the location of the event. You can easily add these events to your own Google calendar
Things YOU can do
Support Our Campaigns
We campaign on local cycling issues and
schemes. Join us, tell your friends
write to your local MP!
Report Issues Affecting Cyclists
Please take time to report potholes
any right of way obstructions
or abusive vehicle drivers