Bicycle Island Day Rides provide cyclists of all abilities with the chance to get out and explore the stunning countryside that the Isle of Wight has to offer. Take to the tarmac and test out your new road bike on some of the Island's most challenging hills, or cruise along a varied cyclepath/woodland route and discover the places a car can't reach. Day Rides are an excellent way to start your Bicycle Island adventure, so take a look at the routes below and get on your bike!
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This route incorporates the perfectly flat Medina Cycleway between Cowes and Newport which is perfect for going on a short 'there and back' ride. Route 4 also incorporates a bit of offroad cycling in the majestic woodland of Parkhurst Forest.
An excellent introduction to mountain biking, this route is easy to follow and gives wonderful views of the West Wight. Look out for the Mottistone Longstone which has been on Mottistone Down since the Bronze Age.
The first part of this ride is along the Sandown cycleway - go there and back to Merstone for an easy ride. Based off road, on cycleways and along quiet country lanes, this route is great for beginners.
There are two big hills on this route, but they're well worth it for the interest and variety on the ride! Ride along chocolate box country lanes and cycleways which take you along the Island's southern coast.
Don't try this at home!
Take a peek at one of our favourite cycling videos. The inspirational Martyn Ashton visits the Isle of Wight with his road bike and pulls some fiendishly tricky moves!