Isle of Wight

  • Starts: Wednesday 5 April 2023 9:30 am
  • Ride leader/Event organiser: Martyn Roberts
  • Category:
  • Route grade: B - Hilly route
At: IOW Ferry port, Gunwharf

Address: Gunwharf Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2LA

We meet outside the terminal building where you get tickets for the ferry.

More details and map.

Contact us about this event

Send an email to ride leader/event organiser: Martyn Roberts.


Now we have a little more light in the evenings I'm going to attempt an early season excursion to the IoW. It'll be a slightly longer route than the route I normally do. There's a mixture of surfaces: some quiet country lanes; some busy main roads (I'll try and keep to a minimum but it's unavoidable in places) and some off-road old railway tracks.

Meet - IoW car ferry terminal, Gunwharf: 09.30
Embark - Car ferry: 09.40
Depart - Portsmouth: 10.00
Coffee - Godshill: 11.45-12.15
Lunch - Sandown: 13.15-14.00
Return - Catamaran, Ryde: 15.45
Arrive - The Hard, Portsmouth: 16.07


Bookings for this ride/event

Booking is required for this ride. Please let the ride leader know if you want to join. Please do not turn up for the ride unless you've had your booking confirmed or your name appears below.

There are 7 spaces available for the leader and riders. Of these, 4 are left.

Bookings recorded for this ride (Log in to see rider names):

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To ask to join this ride, please use the 'Contact us about this ride' link above to send an email to the ride leader.

About Wednesday rides

Wednesday rides usually start from Havant with stops for elevenses, lunch and sometimes tea. If you're unable to keep up or have a mechanical problem, someone will be available to help you - although we obviously cannot guarantee to solve all problems.

Wednesday rides usually provide a range of options to riders as we'll try to arrange multiple rides with different paces, distance and degree of hilliness.

On Wednesdays it is likely that there will be several riders coming back to the Havant area after an elevenses stop - although they might not include a PCTC ride leader. If that is what you'd like to do, please consult the ride organiser before the day of the ride to ensure someone knows and is able to bring you back.

This article describes what you should consider bringing with you on one of these rides.