Newport is the largest town on the Island, it favours the residents rather than the tourism element due to the type of shops you will find. Being in the centre of the Island, Newport acts as the hub and connects you to other parts of the Island easily.
A nice steady route that utilises another old railway line that used to run down the side of the River Medina. The route uses both side of the river via Newport and cross back via the Cowes to East Cowes chain ferry. The East Cowes side of the route is mainly on road (Mainly quieter roads) and has a few steady inclines and declines too. The Cowes side of the route is almost flat and well surfaced for cycling.
Distance: 15KM / 9 Miles
Starting on the outskirts of Newport this route can be cycled a couple of ways, it's a circular route that will take you via Cowes
Distance: 28KM / 16 Miles or Approx 19KM / 12 Miles if cutting through Parkhurst Forest
This route can be combined with the Round the Island Route to meet Route 1
Utilising the Sandown Cycleway between Newport and Merstone the first part of this trail is off road, at Merstone it turns further inland and passes close to the villages of Rookley and Gatcombe on mainly quiet roads.
Distance: 16KM / 10 Miles
This route can be combined with the Route 13 to take you through to Sandown
If you like riding on country roads then this is right up your street. Starting at Carisbrooke and meandering around the countryside village of Shorwell it also goes nearby the villages of Chillerton and Rookley.
Distance: 19KM / 12 Miles