Discover some of the worlds best cycling

20-01-2010 Get fit this New Year on the Isle of Wight

Make a New Year’s resolution that’s fun to stick to by booking a cycling holiday on the Isle of Wight for 2010.  Publishing giant Lonely Planet, has recently named the Isle of Wight among the world’s top ten cycling areas and by traversing your choice of over 200 miles of cycle paths you’ll soon see why.

Travelling without your car is easy – and great value – with Red Funnel.  Crossings on the Vehicle Ferry with Red Funnel start from just £12.60 return for foot passengers, who can take their bikes for free!  

With over half the Isle of Wight designated as an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and the west of the Island being renowned for its great mountain biking terrain, cycling is a great way to explore the Island’s spectacular scenery, whilst getting fit.  

Really keen cyclists may wish to coincide a visit to the Island with the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival, which will take place between 18 - 26 September 2010.  The festival offers cyclists the opportunity to sample different cycling routes each day, and further details of individual events will be launched in spring 2010. For more information see

Booking your cycling holiday with Red Funnel is simple. An online guide offers a range of accommodation, making it easy for you to make the right choice when travelling with your bike. For more information see

In addition, a new cycling book has been launched new for 2010, designed to show off some of the best areas of the island using a mixture of quiet country lanes and bridleways, see

Travelling to the Isle of Wight is easy with Red Funnel. Vehicle ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27 and return ferry travel for a car and up to six passengers starts from just £32. Return crossings for foot passengers with a bicycle cost from only £12.60.