What the Dickens?!

charles dickens BoRoPedal into the past with a unique interactive cycling experience that brings the world of Charles Dickens to life - only on the BoRo Beach Bike in Ryde!

Join our costumed Charles Dickens as he shares stories of his life and times, including anecdotes, readings and a few surprises along the way. Led by Kevin Wilson, founder and director of the Origins Theatre Company based in Ryde. You are sure to learn, be entertained and be left begging for more!

Pedal along the sea front with spectacular views of the Solent and Portsmouth (where Dickens was born and bred) and hear the story of one of the world's best-loved novelists. He visited the Island several times and wrote chapters of David Copperfield while staying in Bonchurch.

Rides leave from the WightLink Fastcat terminal on Ryde Pier head with an additional stop outside Ryde Superbowl in Eastern Gardens. Tickets cost £15 for all seats and will run at 09:30am on:

  • Sunday 12th August,
  • Thursday 23rd August
  • Sunday 2nd September

Consider yourself in for a treat on the What the Dickens?! ride

Hire our What the Dickens?! ride for your school or educational group, a perfect way to get your pupils out of the classroom and into the fresh air and sea breeze. Get those creative juices flowing as we pedal along the sea front and bring to life History for Key Stages 1 and 2. Contact IoW@BoRoBeachBike.co.uk to find out more information and to book a bespoke date and time just for your school.


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