Cycle the Wight in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED. Please register on Sunday at one of the four start points. Registration is open 9am-11am.
The 70 & 50 mile routes follow the Round the Island cycle route which takes in minor roads and lanes wherever possible. The route will be ridden clockwise and participants should follow the blue & white highways signs with a blue island and white cycle, which are numbered at strategic points. There are diversions for the Ryde and Yarmouth checkpoints so keep an eye out for the temporary signs.
The 50 mile route does not go to Yarmouth. The route will be signposted from Chale just after the Blackgang checkpoint, taking you through quiet lanes to Merstone where you will join the cycle track (gravel in some places) through Newport all the way to Cowes. From Cowes it will be signposted to the Floating Bridge where you will once again join the Round the Island route.
There is a short gravel cycle track on the 70 mile route from Freshwater to Yarmouth that may not be suitable for some road bike tyres. It is only a short track route (approx 2 miles) but you may take the road around the track if you wish.
The routes are marked at main junctions so you need to keep an eye out for the signs, however you are advised to take a map of the route with you, and these can be download from here. An Ordnance Survey map of the Isle of Wight (Explorer OL29) is also advised.
Images from the 2012 event can be seen here or in our gallery.