The BoRo Beach Bike operates in the beautiful and historic coastal town of Ryde, located on the North East coast of the Isle of Wight, with stunning views over the Solent to Portsmouth and Hayling Island on the mainland. It is serviced by WightLink ferries and Hovercraft from Portsmouth, England, and has excellent bus routes from all over the Isle of Wight.
The Ryde Route
Each BoRo Beach Bike ride starts from the Wightlink FastCat ferry terminal on Ryde Pier – the World’s oldest seaside pleasure pier which opened in 1814.
Pedallers propel the bike down the pier and left along the esplanade to Eastern Gardens, where there is an additional pick-up point outside Ryde Superbowl (look out for the BoRo Beach Bike surfboard sign).
We carry on eastwards towards Appley Park, with amazing and beautiful vistas across the Solent towards Portsmouth and Hayling Island.
An extended route carries on past Appley Tower, a Gothic folly built in the 19th Century and into Puckpool Park - home of the mortar battery, built in 1863.
After a comfort break for refreshments we head back along the coast back to the Pier Head.
Please note that the distance we go for each ride is dependent on the people on the bike and the number of stops we might take (taking photos or comfort breaks for example).
For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page