A Fantastic weekend of cycling on the Isle of Wight!
Latest Updates2013-05-03 11:32:30
We were delighted to meet some of our blog riders last night, at the Bike Shed at Merstone, for a quick photo call for the local paper. Hayley Landon and son Jeremy, tandemists Gill & Matthew de Belder, Rich Mosdell and John Lee are among 12 riders who will be taking part in the event and raising money for local causes. Also in the picture here are Jeff and Richard from the Bike Shed, who will be providing vital mechanical support on the day of the event.
And what an evening we had for it! The Island looked truly beautiful in the evening sun – if the weather is anything like this for the event itself, it’s going to be the most stunning ride imaginable! You won’t want to miss it!
On Sunday 19th May 2013, a rolling road closure will be in effect for a short time in parts of West Wight, for the Wight Riviera Sportive. The closure period will be between 9:45am and 11:15am, but will not only affect specific roads for part of this time. To help you plan your morning, please find a set of maps detailing the extent of roads closed at 15 minute intervals over the period.
View full size maps below
We’re following a group of 12 riders from the Isle of Wight who will be taking part in the Wight Riviera Sportive. As the y approach the day, and ride the event itself, they will be sharing some of their thoughts and their progress. Aged from under 16 to over 60, men and women, experienced cyclists and newcomers to the sport, they should have quite a varied set outlooks to share!