Explore the Island by bike with the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival

12-09-2012 The fantastic Isle of Wight Cycling Festival is back for 2012 and Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries is offering a 10% discount* on vehicle ferry travel for participants.

Taking place between the 22-30 September, the festival gives cyclists of all abilities the chance to experience the unspoiled nature of the Island.

The Festival’s busy programme offers a range of routes suitable for cyclists of varying levels. Each route takes in the Island’s quintessentially English countryside, offering plenty of quiet country lanes, hidden pathways, bridleways, and traffic free paths along the way. Routes also include stop-offs at some of the Island’s best loved sites and activities – take a break at a picturesque spot along the dramatic coastline, drop in at a local pub for lunch, or have a well-earned rest over a picnic!

This year’s packed programme includes:

Abundance Scrumping Ride - a free gentle family cycle around the peaceful riverside track at Cowes with the opportunity to pick blackberries and apples, taking place on Saturday 22 September.

Autumn Tints Ride – Meander through the Island’s pretty and varied scenery on a free morning ride with a tea stop, Wednesday 26th September.

Cycle the Wight – a 70 mile route around the Island for those who fancy an endurance challenge, taking place on Saturday 29 September and costing £10-£15, depending on when you book. 

While some rides are available to join on the day, the larger, more popular events tend to require advanced booking - visit www.sunseaandcycling.com to book. 

Cycle...and rest

Red Funnel is offering an exclusive Camping & Touring Package to those visiting for the Cycling Festival, which includes return vehicle ferry travel plus a five night pitch for four people at one of four premier parks. This exclusive offer is available on selected dates this Autumn, starting from just £130 for a car with tent or motorhome/motor-caravan and from £163 for a car with caravan/trailer-tent – but availability is limited so book today to get your preferred date!

For further information and reservations call Red Funnel on 0844 844 9988 or visit www.redfunnel.co.uk 


Simply enter CYC12 in the promo code box in the online booking system a get 10% OFF vehicle ferry travel, valid from 19 September until 3 October 2012, can be used for foot passenger travel with a bike (vehicle ferry only), car, motorhome, minibus or small van.  Terms and conditions of carriage apply.