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.
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
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
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