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Top 5 Island Cycling attractions

Wight Locations, Cycling, Newport to Cowes

Cycling is great way to explore the Island, to see the sights along the way and resting with a well-earned picnic or pub lunch! With its miles of dramatic and breath-taking coastline, picturesque countryside.
In addition to the great scenery, there are hundreds of miles of well-maintained cycle routes and some amazing annual events.

Here are our top five cycling attractions on the Isle of Wight.

Pearl Izumi Race comes to the Isle of Wight

Pearl Izumi Tour Series

One of the biggest events on the British competitive cycling circuit is coming to Ryde on Thursday May 14th, as for the first time ever the Pearl Izumi Tour Series will be taking place on the Isle of Wight!

Ryde will play host one of the stages of the race, which is one of the UK’s leading televised cycle races, bringing action and excitement to the seaside town.

Cycling on the Island – The Red Squirrel Trail

Wight Locations, Merstone cycle track

The Isle of Wight has over 200 miles of well-maintained and signposted cycle tracks, byways and bridleways and has been described as having some of the best Cycling routes in the world for all types of cycling enthusiasts.

The Old Fort – Half Term Events

Wight Locations, The old Fort, Half Term

One of our favourite seafront pubs (and closest to office), The Old Fort in Seaview will be laying on some special events over the next week. Throughout half term, Kids eat free (12 and under) with purchase of adult meal.

On St Valentine’s Day, you can bring the kids along in the early evening for some chocolate treats and colouring activities. From 19.30, it’s all about the grown-ups, with 3 course menu on offer for £20 per person.


Isle of Wight Festival

Wight Locations, Festival, banner

The Isle of Wight Festival returns to Seaclose Park in Newport again on the 11th June for what’s shaping up to become possibly their most popular line up yet.

The early line up announcement back in December included some huge names, such as the legendary Fleetwood Mac who will be playing only one Festival this year, and we’re delighted that they’ve chosen the Isle of Wight Festival


Easter Fun on the Isle of Wight

If you’re looking for an Easter break packed with fun for all the family, then the Isle of Wight ticks all the boxes. We have a fabulous range of cottages to accommodate the 2.4 family as well as families encompassing aunts, uncles and grandparents. With an exciting calendar of events over the Easter period we’ve picked the Top 3 not to be missed!


New property – The Courtyard, Seaview

Wight Locations, The Courtyard

Here at Wight Locations we are delighted to be adding another delightful property in the Village of Seaview to our growing choice of Holiday Cottages

The Courtyard is in a delightful spot, close to the village centre and beaches in the sought after sailing village of Seaview.

Robin Hill Illumination – Electric Woods

Wight Locations, Electric Woods, Robin Hill

Following the incredibly popular Festival of Lights event held at Robin Hill last October, the Park will return in February with a new stunning Oriental themed Light and sound spectacular!

The event will coincide with the Chinese New Year and also the February Half term period, from Saturday 14th February to Sunday 22nd.


Signal Point Arrival Hampers

Signal Point Cottage enjoys a prime position on the Island, as it’s located in the lush surroundings of Ventnor Botanic Garden. The Garden now supports a vegetable and herb plot, and its produce often dictates what is served at the superb in-house restaurant, Edulis.

Not content with serving produce grown in the Garden at the restaurant and the Plantation Room Café, Ventnor Botanic can now supply Arrival Hampers to guests staying at Signal Point.



Wight Locations, Ruby's, Seaview

A new restaurant opening is always a welcome addition to any town or Village and especially so in Seaview, as the recent opening of ‘Rubys’ caters to the many visitors to our delightful seaside village.

The owner, Matt has spent a great deal of time and ingenuity creating a unique and spectacular atmosphere and ambiance in which to dine, in addition to creating a sumptuous menu, with great food (we can personally recommend).