How many rides are in the festival?
There are over 60 rides in the festival programme.
Do I have to book on the rides?
Each ride is either booking advised, booking essential or booking not essestial. If the ride is booking essential then you have to call the leader before the ride.
How do I know if the ride is suitable for me?
Each ride is graded for pace and difficulty. The grade ranges from Easy - Strenuous and pace ranges from Gentle - Fast. Rides will also specify if they are suitable for on or off road bikes and if they are family friendly.
Can children go on the rides?
There are lots of family friendly rides in the programme but all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
How much do the rides cost?
All the rides have different costs. Some are free or require a donation to charity and some have an entry fee. Please check each individual ride for details.
How can I get maps of cycle routes?
The round the Island route map and several other options are avaialble on our routes page
What is Cycle the Wight?
Cycle the Wight is a sponsored ride for the British Heart Foundation. There is a 70 and 50 mile route to cater for different abilities. The 70 mile routes follow the Round the Island cycle route which takes in minor roads and lanes wherever possible. The 50 mile route is diverted from Chale through the centre of the Island.
Cycle the Wight Route map
When does it take place?
Cycle the Wight takes place on Saturday 22 September 2013 with a start time of approx 9am.
How long does it take to cycle round the Island?
It depends on your fitness but it can take from 3 hours for the very fittest to 10 hours for those who dont cycle as often. The average is about 6-8 hours.
How much does it cost to take part?
Registration in advance is £10 plus sponsorship to the British Heast Foundation.
For more information about Cycle the Wight, click here.