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The perfect place for a cycling holiday

Located just a few miles from the mainland and only two hours from the centre of London, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place for a cycling holiday, to relax and unwind in exhilarating clean air: Within an area of just 147 square miles you will find over 200 miles of cycle routes enticing you into the countryside or along the coast.

The Countryside on your doorstep

Over half of the Isle of Wight is designated as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and there are nearly 30 miles of 'Heritage Coast' -an accolade only applied to coastlines of the highest quality in England and Wales. This offers a perfect environment for the keen cyclist and a fantastic venue for a cycling holiday.

Wherever you chose to stay on the Island, you will find well sign-posted and carefully maintained routes into the countryside. In fact, the Isle of Wight has achieved recognition by the Countryside Agency for its 500 miles (827km) of Public Rights of Way. Of these, some 200 miles (300km) are bridle ways, cycle ways and byways which are accessible to cyclists.

Round the Island

The Isle of Wight council have produced a handy guide to the round-the-island cycle route. You can download it here (4mb PDF).

Cycle Routes

The Isle of Wight has long been regarded by those in-the-know as one of the best places to cycle in the UK.

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Mountain Biking

There are two very good reasons why the Isle of Wight is a hot place for mountain biking: spectacular scenery and an unrivalled network of trails.

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Easy Peasy Pedalling

Cycling is a great outdoor activity for both friends and family - and a healthy one too - so we hope that you will enjoy trying out the six contrasting Easy Peasy Pedalling routes.

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Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

Kicking off with the infamous Sink or Swim Cycle the Medina fun race, the line-up for the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival includes over 60 rides geared to suit cyclists of all ages and abilities – from toddlers to Victoria Pendleton or Bradley Wiggins wannabes!

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