Isle of Wight Randonee anyone?

Discussion in 'Audax, Brevet and Randonnee' started by zummerzet_lou, 22 Jan 2008.

  1. zummerzet_lou

    zummerzet_lou New Member

    Christchurch, UK
    Was going to do this last year, but opted for the Dorset Macmillan cycle ride.

    So, this year I might attempt the 100km route?

    Am I completely mad as have heard tales of very steep hills? Would love to hear from anyone whom has done this ride.

    Here's the link ...

  2. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    I have started threads on other sites .....

    Response is good and this is a worthwhile and enjoyable ride!

  3. Zoom

    Zoom Über Member

    It's certainly hilly; but not ridiculously so ; and the worst couple of hills are downhill this year. Best mass participation ride in the South IMO; no queues, no faffing, excellent controls. Well worth the £0 but you'll want to pay more. I'll be there for the 5th time.
  4. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    There is a map here:


    But for a full route map with profile try
    the PDF here
  5. Tony

    Tony New Member

    I shall strive to attend.
  6. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

  7. cycleisland

    cycleisland New Member

  8. yoyo

    yoyo Senior Member

    I am interested in considering attempting this, especially if I can persuade my other half to attempt the shorter run. Is it on the main roads? What is motor traffic like as I find the island roads rather narrow and scary to cycle on? Would this rule us out?

  9. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    The ride is mostly on back lanes with part on the old railway line from Freshwater to Yarmouth. There are parts on main roads but these are in the minority overall. even on the main roads there is not that much traffic. Sorry for posting a duff link to the IOW ride, it was working last month.
  10. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

  11. FatBloke

    FatBloke Well-Known Member

    I'll be there, again! :biggrin:
  12. toontra

    toontra Über Member

    Word of warning. I've just tried to make a cycle reservation for the London-Southampton train on Saturday - none available for any trains that day. I didn't even bother trying for the ones back on Sunday evening.

    I think I'll have to bag the bike up and take it as luggage. Has anyone ever had to do this?
  13. Hummers

    Hummers Active Member

    I was driving around on the Island today and ventured on the cycle route.

    Bleddy 'ell, it ain't half lumpy in places. :wacko:

  14. toontra

    toontra Über Member

    Was that on part on the short loop or the long route (or both!)?
  15. Hummers

    Hummers Active Member

    The long route - up around Brading.

    I think.

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