Set on the spectacular Isle of Wight, and with a launch weekend featuring a retail village, as well as rides suitable for all ages and abilities, local cuisine, entertainment and also incorporating the SpyVelo 100 mile Cyclo-Sportive - amongst other rides.
IW Cycle Fest will start in style on Saturday 23rd September 2017. During the week which follows, multiple rides will take place from various locations – with accurate grading and all cycling disciplines covered, there will be rides suitable for every rider.
The second weekend will be an off-road extravaganza, with a Cyclo-Cross race, junior racing, coaching sessions and the mighty 7 Hills MTB event. With a relaxed, family atmosphere throughout, plus local food vendors and live entertainment, the IW Cycle Fest will end with a cycle themed closing party.
The festival has been running for many years in one form or another and was launched by the Isle of Wight Council due to the popularity of off road cycling on the Isle of Wight.
It was originally held during the first May Bank Holiday, but has been in its current format since 2003 where it now includes nearly 70 different rides and events.
With its miles of dramatic and breath-taking coastline, picturesque countryside and over 200 miles of well-maintained and signposted cycle tracks, byways and bridleways, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to explore on two wheels.
Lonely Planet has named the Isle of Wight as one of the best places to cycle in the world and the IW Cycle Fest provides the perfect opportunity for you to find out why. Get on your bike and gently pedal through quaint villages boasting chocolate box thatched houses, or scale the chalky hills to west and really test out those leg muscles!
There are also plenty of Cycling Holidays available on the Isle of Wight, for a truly active holidaying experience.
Cycling is a fantastically fun, convenient and healthy way to get around and it’s the perfect way to explore the Isle of Wight’s countryside - up close and at your own pace, stopping off to see the sights along the way and resting with a well-earned picnic or pub lunch!
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