Ryde is often described as the 'Gateway to the Island' the town manages to balance the needs of both the residents and tourists alike with a plethora of Shops, cafes and entertainment on offer.

Route 7 - Ryde

This ride starts at Ryde Pier head and undulates through the countryside, passing by Haven Street (Which is a good stop for the Steam Railway) and the town of Brading.  Once your out of Ryde town the scenery is very much that of countryside.  It's a challenging ride that is mainly on road with the only off road section a little of the former railway line which connects Cowes to Sandown.

Distance: 25KM / 15 Miles

This route can be combined with Route 8

Route 8 - Ryde

A nice ride that encompasses both the coast of the North East tip of the Island with some more inland countryside.  Starting in Ryde and going through the villages of Seaview, St Helens, Bembridge and Brading it offers something for everyone along the way.  There is an alternative shortcut that cuts out the Bembridge section.

Distance: 25KM / 15 Miles or Shorter Route 19KM / 12 Miles

This route can be combined with Route 7

Route 15 - Eastern Loop

This route will take you around the eastern side of the Island showing you some of the most scenic area's on the Isle of Wight.  It is circular so can be completed either way.  Please note the elevation as this may decide your ride.  This route will not be marked as it is a combination of many other routes.  This Route has been mapped using www.mapmyride.com

Distance: 45KM / 28 Miles

Point to Point Routes from Ryde

These routes have been mapped utilising the www.mapmyride.com website:

Ryde to Cowes - 13KM or 8 Miles

Ryde to Freshwater Bay - 26KM or 19 Miles

Ryde to Yarmouth - 35KM or 21.5 Miles

Ryde to Newport - 12.5KM or 8 Miles