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CYCLEWight is an advocacy group that seeks better cycle provision on the Island. We will cooperate with any organisation or individual that wishes to work towards that goal. The group participates in ways to encourage more people of all ages to learn of the joys and benefits of cycling.

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          Latest News
Blackwater Hollow to Birchmore Lane improvements
Published by Tim Thorne - 2/6/2024
May 4th Cyclefest - Merstone Station
Published by Tim Thorne - 6/4/2024
Kidical Mass Gallery
Published by Webmaster - 20/3/2024
THINK BIKE Awareness Campaign
Published by Webmaster - 15/3/2024
Blackwater Drainage
Published by - 1/3/2024
Park That Bike
Published by - 29/2/2024
Cyclewight Committee Meetings
Published by Webmaster - 3/2/2024
CycleSprog - Childrens Cycling
Published by Tim Thorne - 24/1/2024
Active Travel Cafe Forum
Published by Tim Thorne - 24/1/2024
13.6 Million Levelling Up Grant
Published by Tim Thorne - 3/12/2023
Storm Damage News
Published by Tim Thorne - 11/11/2023
Eastern Yar Flood Warning
Published by Tim Thorne - 31/10/2023
Biosphere - Kidical Mass 2:
This will take place in Ryde on Saturday 29th June in support of Isle of Wight Biosphere events. It is planned to start at 11am from Dover Park Primary School and follow a route down Union Street and along the new cycleway on the sea front. Please keep an eye on the website for full details to follow soon. Assemble from 10:30

Please find a link below to download the poster, which provides details of the event. We would be grateful if you could share it with as many people and groups as possible. We hope that you can attend so we can make the point, in an enjoyable and fun way, that cycling is important.

The ride is part of the Biosphere Festival with more details on their website of the many things to do



Click Here to view the Kidical Mass Picture Gallery
May 4th CycleFest
A huge thanks to everyone for supporting the event and doing all the bits that went together to make it happen. We were certainly blessed with the weather and all the people who turned up.
As ever we learnt lots from the people who attended. We made a list of places where people thought it would be good to have a bench to rest your legs and cheeks(!) There was more discussions on other places where to put more ’Think Bike’ signs. Many people did not realise that CycleWight was a membership group! Lesson learnt. Please join!

LCWIP's
A Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan (LCWIP) is a long-term (10 year minimum) strategic plan that sets out local priorities for improvements to walking and cycling infrastructure. In consultation with local residents and stakeholders, it identifies key routes and zones within a town or group of settlements where new infrastructure and the implementation of more walking and cycling-friendly policies will provide high quality, safer environments for people to get around on foot, wheelchair, mobility scooter and bike. Read more below or/and in Current News

Important News On Blackwater Hollow
And Birchmore Lane
Island Roads work, which is estimated to last five weeks, (10 June to 12 July) is designed to address the frequent flooding of a section of the Newport to Sandown cycle track between Blackwater Hollow and Birchmore Lane. This improvement will involve the raising and resurfacing of 120 metres of the track where flooding is most frequent and also the resurfacing of a further 540 metres to improve the quality of the surface. The track will be closed for the duration of the upgrade
You can read the complete Islands Road plan of works HERE
Cycle Path Maintenance
CycleWight have been campaigning on achieving  improvements  on the quality of the paths, in particular NCN 23 between Newport and Sandown. We have been told that there is to be work soon at Blackwater. Between Merstone and Horringford the path is particularly poor. Do you have a picture of this section sometime before 2019? If so please contact us HERE

Fix My Street
Report, view, or discuss local problems

Click HERE to report a local problem


The Isle of Wight Council is set to receive more than £13.6 million in Levelling Up money as part of the third round of the fund.
The major government investment will be used to enhance travel between Ryde and Yarmouth by improving cycling, walking and bus routes while also making accessibility improvements.
Today's (Monday) announcement follows a successful bid by the council to transform connectivity between East and West Wight with an improved active and sustainable travel corridor — or 'Island Green Link' for short!
This link below shows the "Live" works on Island Roads network
which includes some paths

Rights of Way issues. The easiest way is to email rightsofway@iow.gov.uk. Be specific in your location and tell us in as much detail as you can of where and what the problem is so we can easily find when we inspect.  You can email a photo (but make sure the image size is not large), photos should show the problem in relation to the surroundings (avoid close shots that do not help us identify the area)
Isle Of Wight Cycling Campaign
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