Isle of Wight Randonnée

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A section of the ride in Whitwell.

The Isle of Wight Randonnée is a yearly cycling event that takes place on the Sunday of the early May bank holiday weekend. The event is organised by the local Wayfarers Cycle Touring Club and consists of two rides - a 100 km round the Island Route, and a 55 km Ride that covers the East side of the Isle of Wight. The Randonnée is the largest event of its kind on the South Coast of England, attracting around 2000 cyclists each year. [1]

Event history[edit]

The Isle of Wight Randonnée was established by the local Wayfarers cycling club in 1985 and like the yearly Cycle the Wight event follows a route around the whole of the Isle of Wight, taking minor roads and lanes where possible enabling the rider to see and enjoy the best of the Island's scenery.

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