Isle of Wight Cycle Route 7

15 Mile Moderate Isle of Wight Cycle Ride

Ryde - Upton - Brading - Alverstone - Newchurch - Upton - Ryde

A road cycle taking in a number of pretty East Isle of Wight towns and villages.

The ride can be started anywhere along the route but Ryde, Brading, Alverstone or Newchurch all make good starting points. Ryde and Brading have food shops to pick up supplies for you ride and Newchurch has a couple of good places to eat lunch.

There are a couple of optional detours on this route to find somewhere for lunch. Look out for the Gold Boxes and Gold lines on the map. Jump to Cycle Ride Detailed Directions »

Start Point

We start the description of this ride in Ryde where there is a pier that is well worth exploring.

1. From the pier (facing inland) turn left onto the Esplanade and turn right (second exit) on the roundabout to Dover St. After 400 meters turn right onto Park Rd. After 250 meter turn left onto High St which turns into Upton Rd and takes you all the way into Upton where there is a roundabout.

2. Cross straight over the roundabout onto Gatehouse Rd which turns into Decons Ln and follow Decons Ln till you reach the junction with Ashey Rd.

3. Turn right onto Ashey Rd and then first left onto Green Ln which leads into West Ln and Coach Ln all the way into Brading.

4. Ride down Brading High St following the road round to the left and on out of town to a cross roads where you turn right, up the hill, onto Lower Adgeston Rd which peels off to the left (but more like straight over) after 100 yards.

5. Follow Lower Adgeston Rd for about a mile and a half till you reach Adgestone Camp Site. Take the first left after the camp site and follow the road for 300 meters till you see white gates on each side of the road leading to the cycle track. Turn right onto the cycle track in the direction of Newport.

6. Follow the cycle track first to Alverstone, where you cross a road, and then to the edge of Newchurch which is where you meet a second road.

Newchurch has an excellent pub for lunch called the Pointer Inn. To reach it turn left off the cycle track and ride up into the centre of Newchurch. Alternatively, the Garlic Farm offer lunches with a garlic twist a little further along our route.

7. Leave the cycle track at Newchurch and turn right onto the road going North. After a short way, where the road forks, take the left road up Mersley Ln past the Garlic Farm and bear right onto Lime Kiln Shute. Follow the shute to the main road which you cross onto Rowlands Ln. Follow Rowlands Ln for around 3 miles till you reach a junction and can turn right onto Stroud Wood Rd.

9. Follow Stroud Wood Road back to the roundabout in Upton and turn left onto Upton Rd back to Ryde. On the edge of Ryde take a left onto West Street where you can follow sighs back to Ryde town centre.

End Point

Ryde has a beach which is great for some stretches after a long ride. You could also cool off in the sea or walk around the town centre and find somewhere for dinner.

If you have some spare time it is nice to take the coastal path to Seaview.

Isle of Wight Cycle Friendly Cottages En Route

Alverstone, Isle of Wight Cottages
4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Two Mead Cottage

Isle of Wight » East

£299.00 - £965.00

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Two Mead Cottage is one of a pair of cottages which stand in the attractive rural hamlet of Alverstone and is less than a 5 minute drive from the lovely sandy beaches of Sandown on the east coast of the Island. The cottage is located on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses, cows and a few free range chickens. The farm is in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” and has a charming large pond which attracts ducks, moorhens and the occassional heron.

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Two Mead Cottage

Alverstone, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Meadow End Wing

Isle of Wight » East

£299.00 - £949.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedroom
Situated in beautiful East Wight countryside on the outskirts of the attractive hamlet of Alverstone and within an easy 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The property enjoys beautiful views across open countryside towards Culver Cliffs and the sea can be glimpsed in the distance.

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Meadow End WingAlverstone, Isle of Wight
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Meadow End Wing

Alverstone, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

One Mead Cottage

Isle of Wight » East

£299.00 - £965.00

Sleeps 4 + 1 in 2 bedrooms; Children welcome
Mead Cottage is attractively situated on a 12 acre farm on the edge of the small rural hamlet of Alverstone in “An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. This is a wonderful position for outdoor pursuits, walking, cycling, fishing and golf. In the village there are lovely water meadows and fishing ponds with hides for bird and red squirrel watching. There are many footpaths leading up on to the downs and towards the coast.

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One Mead CottageAlverstone, Isle of Wight
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One Mead Cottage

Alverstone, Isle of Wight

Newchurch, Isle of Wight Cottages
4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Squire Thatchers Barn

Isle of Wight » East

£299.00 - £1245.00

Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms;
This pretty stone cottage is situated on a lovely 12 acre farm, surrounded by beautiful open countryside. Delightful walks can be enjoyed directly from the cottage and footpaths can be followed to join the Bembridge Trail over the downs. Squire Thatcher's Barn has been carefully converted from an 18th Century Grade II Listed stone barn.

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Squire Thatchers Barn

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Mokolodi Wight

Isle of Wight » East

£339.00 - £1089.00

New Cottage; Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms;
Lovely traditional cottage with beautiful rural views, across fields to nearby downs, from all of the main rooms in the cottage. It is delightfully situated on a small 12 acre farm which is home to horses. This is a wonderful walking and cycling area. Footpaths can be followed across beautiful countryside directly from the cottage and these is easy access to a cycle path which links the seaside resort of Sandown with the pretty villages of Newchurch and Godshill and then extends to the market town of Newport with its lovely medieval castle of Carisbrooke. The cottage is within a 10 minute drive of the sandy beaches of Sandown and Shanklin. The accommodation is all on one level and the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. A nearby public house serves excellent food.

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Mokolodi WightNewchurch, Isle of Wight
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Mokolodi Wight

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Knighton Gorges

Isle of Wight » East

£555.00 - £1945.00

Newly Updated; Sleeps 10 in 5 bedrooms;
Knighton Gorges occupies a wonderful position nestled in lovely East Wight countryside, in ‘An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’. It has uninterrupted views across the beautiful Yar Valley to the Ventnor Downs. The house offers an oasis of peace, being a detached property with its own two acres of grounds and no near neighbours. The property dates back to the 17th century and used to form part of the buildings of the famous Manor House which once occupied the site.

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Knighton GorgesNewchurch, Isle of Wight
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Knighton Gorges

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Cottage

Paper Barn

Isle of Wight » East

£289.00 - £945.00

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms;
The cottage occupies a delightful position on a lovely 12-acre farm, where horses are kept. The farm is surrounded by beautiful open countryside. It is a delightful walking area and visitors can follow footpaths over the Downs from close to the cottage. Great location for exploring the East of the Isle of Wight and only a short drive from Seaview or Shanklin. A nearby public house serves excellent food.

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Paper BarnNewchurch, Isle of Wight
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Paper Barn

Newchurch, Isle of Wight

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