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.
CycleWight has joined forces with the Newport High Street Heritage Action Zone team to encourage and support anyone who would like to experience cycling into Newport from Carisbrooke or Gunville.
Travelling by bike means there are fewer cars on the road which is better for the environment and of course healthier and more fun for you! Working together we have identified a number of cycling Greenways which whilst not traffic free take you on pleasant quiet roads and shared paths. This will encourage you to try it and help you feel safer, more comfortable and confident with your cycling. Follow this page https://www.facebook.com/groups/658254491844560 to keep up to date with regular posts on the Greenways, get safe cycling tips and share your views. You can also sign up to join us on a series of led rides with a bonus of coffee and cake which we have planned to take place in March 2022. See poster attached."
IW Mountain Bike Centre
New for 2022 season the Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre have created three new cross country loops and an additional 5 downhill trails. The trails range from green graded to black, this means they are now able to cater for every ability. The loops are approximately 14km in total, the green loop is 4km, blue loop is 9km and the red loop is an additional 4km off of the blue loop. The team at the centre now have a dedicated bike shop, service centre, hot food and drink and tuck shop. The centre is now providing hire bikes, coaching and leadership rides. This is all due to start in April. There will also be 4 groups rides available to customers; Kids Club, Mini Shredders, Ladies Club and Bike Friendly Club.
The work to widen and upgrade the path between Mews Lane and The Riverside Centre making it suitable for use by cyclists, pedestrians and the mobility impaired has been delivered by Island Roads on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council. Read more....