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Cycle Routes

The many quiet countryside roads on the island make it very good for cycling. As well as the roads the is a considerable network of designated cycle tracks and routes as well as miles of public bridleways for those who like off road cycling.

Current established cycle routes include Cowes to Newport, Sandown to Newport, Wotton to Newport and Yarmouth to Freshwater as well as a shorter route connecting Newport to the Mountbatten Centre. More details on the cycle routes can be found on the Cyclewight web site

There is also a well sign posted 'Round the island' road route which can be easily followed by those wanting to cycle right round the Island.

Cycle Hire

There are a number of cycle hire shops on the island, so even if you don't have a bike on the island, you can still enjoy the islands various cycle tracks and routes - most of the hire shops are listed by area below.

West Wight

Wight Cycle Hire Old Works Station Road Yarmouth Tel: 761800. Open 9am–5pm 7 days per week from Easter.  Free delivery and collection when you book 24hrs in advance (for more than one day).  Prices from £14 (Adult) £10 (Child) per day. Tag-alongs, child seats, tandem and trailers are available.
Tag-along (children and small adults) and tri-cycle suitable for mobility impaired
Will collect and deliver bikes to the quay at Yarmouth.
Bikes also available from Brading train station
Web: www.wightcyclehire.co.uk Email: [email protected]


TAV Cycles 140/140a High Street Ryde Tel: 812989.  Rates; ½ a Day (9-1 or 1-5) is £7, 1 Day (9 –5) is £12, 24 hours is £15, 2 Days £20, 3 Days is £28 (£6 per extra day up to one week), 1 Week £45 and 2 weeks is £69.  Some children’s bikes available.  Two Tag-alongs are available for hire at half the rate of the bike hire.  A refundable £25 deposit per bike is required.
Web: www.tavcycles.co.uk Email: [email protected]

Battersbys 2 Hill Street Ryde Tel: 562039. Rates on request.


The Bike Shed Perreton Farm Budbridge Lane Merstone Tel: 868786. Cycle hire available Easter to September 2009.  Prices £14 per day (Adult) including helmet, etc.  Child bike hire requires 7 days’ notice.  Island-wide delivery for small extra charge.
Guided rides available maximum group size 24, phone for details.
New for 2009 picnic area and café.
Web: www.the-bikeshed.com Email: [email protected]


1st Call Car & Cycle Hire Unit 15 College Close Sandown Tel: 400055. £15.00 per day from 8.00am - 6.00pm, Overnight £18.00; £75.00 per week including helmets and puncture repair kit. Families (max. 4 people) £45.00 per day, £200.00 per week.
Web: www.1stcallcarsales.com Email: [email protected]

onyerbike, Sandown Tel: 07938 985 842. We are based on the beach front in Sandown 200 yards to the right of the pier, bikes are available all year, prices from £11 per day for adult bikes, weekly special 2 adult bikes 2 child bikes £110 for the week. Delivery available.
Web: www.onyerbikeiow.co.uk Email: [email protected]


Top Gear, 1 Terminus Road, Cowes.  Tel 01983 299056.  All Types of bike hire including child’s.
Web: www.top-gearhire.com  Email: [email protected]


Wight Cycle Hire Tel: 761800. Available directly from Brading train station 10am-4pm daily from Easter or call to make arrangements.
Web: www.wightcyclehire.co.uk Email: [email protected]

Cycle Shops (Spares & Repairs)

Wight Mountain 31 Orchard Street Newport Tel: 533445. Open Monday – Saturday.
TAV Cycles 140/140a High Street Ryde Tel: 812989.
The Bike Shed Perreton Farm Budbridge lane Merstone Tel: 868786. Open daily.
Church Street Motors Church Street Ventnor Tel: 852232. Cycle and motorcycle sales and repairs only - no bike hire.
Re-Cycle-D Unit 6, Marsh Close (off college close) Sandown Tel: 409744. Open Mondays-Saturdays 9 – 5.30pm for bike repairs and spares.
Wight Cycle Hire Old Works Station Road Yarmouth Tel: 761800. Open 9am–5pm 7 days per week from Easter. Will offer a loan service if bike is not repairable quickly.
Halfords Unit 2 Town Gate Retail Park St James Street Newport Tel: 537182. Spares and accessories only.

Outdoor Clothing and Equipment

Goodyears 61 Regent Street Shanklin Tel: 861212 & Unit 6c Lake Industrial Way Sandown Tel: 408181. Stockists of a wide range of waterproofs, rucksacks, tents and walking boots plus camping and caravanning equipment. Open 7 days a week during July and August.
Blacks 28 High Street Newport Tel: 539907
Millets 21 St. James Square Newport Tel: 525995
Wight Outdoors Avenue Road Freshwater Tel: 753111 Web: www.wightoutdoors.co.uk Email [email protected] Stockists of a wide range of outdoor equipment including clothing, boots, bike parts and equipment, kite surfing parts and much more.

Additional Contacts

Wayfarers Club www.cycleisland.co.uk

For details of annual cycling events please contact the Events Section of Isle of Wight Council
Tel: 01983 823070.    

See also www.cyclewight.org.uk and www.sunseaandcycling.com