Travelling to the Event
If you don't live on the Isle of Wight but wish to travel to the event for the day, or even make a weekend of it, here are some links that may be useful....
Getting to the Island - Ferries Main Websites
Southampton-Cowes/East Cowes - www.redfunnel.co.uk.
Red Funnel are again this year offering discounts to Randonnee participants. Details can be found here
Lymington-Yarmouth, Portsmouth-Fishbourne, Portsmouth-Ryde - www.wightlink.co.uk
We recommend booking your tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day - this can be done online.
Staying on the Island - Bike and Randonnee Friendly venues...
Camping - Kite Hill Camping Park, Kite Hill Farm, Wootton bridge Tel.01983 882543. www.kitehillfarm.co.uk Recommended by the Wayfarers - this camp site is on the Round the Island route & is also a checkpoint that you can start & finish from. It is less than 1 mile from Fishbourne (Portsmouth Car Ferry), 3 miles from Ryde (Portsmouth passenger Fastcat) & 4.5 miles from Cowes (Southampton car and passenger services).
The Salterns Village is situated on the beautiful Hersey Nature Reserve in Seaview; situated the north east of the Isle of Wight, overlooking the spectacular Solent, Seaview is one of the most famous seaside villages in the country, ranking alongside such glamorous spots as Rock, Salcombe and Aldeburgh. Visit us at http://www.seaviewisleofwight.
Little Sedge Self Catering Holiday Accommodation Afton Road, Freshwater ... Offer A 10% Discount Off Their Website Prices For Cyclists Staying For Two Nights Or More. Located Just 2 Miles Along The River Yar Cycle Track From Yarmouth and Ferry Port .... Lock Up Cycle Shed available. See Website For More Details www.littlesedge.co.ukAll kinds of accommodation - www.islandbreaks.co.uk
Bedford Lodge - 4 Chine Avenue, Shanklin Old Village - offer 5% discount off their published prices for cyclists staying 2 nights or more - www.bedfordlodge.co.uk
Island Holiday Homes offer a range of properties from self-catering holiday cottages to beach retreats and wonderful big houses where families can all holiday together. Their portfolio of Isle of Wight self-catering accommodation caters for all party sizes and budgets, so you'll be sure to find your ideal Isle of Wight Holiday. Please visit - http://island-holiday-homes.net/ or call 01983 866455 to speak to discuss your accommodation and travel needs. (When booking both your accommodation and car ferry travel through Island Holiday Homes the booking fee of £35.00 will not be charged when quoting “RANDONNEE")
Cowes Cycling From small apartments, to classic Island cottages through to properties that can accommodate large groups (and their bikes), cowescycling.co.uk can help deliver great value and the right accommodation to suit both your needs and your budget. For the ultimate stress free visit, contact them today and they can help organise travel arrangements, property booking, bike hire and full support whilst you are on the island. When booking quote, the code ‘CCMAY10’ and receive a 10% discount for accommodation and 15% discount for ferry travel. Contact Katie Moore at Cowes Cycling / Quay Management – 07496 363369
Into the Wood Amazing Treehouse accommodation available for Randonnee weekend ! Right on the route at Whippingham ! 3 night stay for up to 6 guests £650 - offering 10% off for Randonnee participants ! Treehouse sleeps 6, Hideaway with hot tub sleeps 6 . Comfy beds, power showers, wifi, full kitchen & bathroom, log burner, BBQ, safe bike storage - peaceful surroundings yet close to the ferries and main routes. www.isleofwighttreehouse.com 07769 696464
Isle of Wight Links
IoW County Council - http://www.iwight.com/just_visiting/default.asp
Island walks with good photographs - www.iowcam.co.uk