Links to other sites
This is a list of websites that I Love Ryde think would be useful to visitors and locals alike.
Isle of Wight Websites
Ryde Town Council - Ryde is the gateway to the Isle of Wight and the Town Council serves a population of approximately 26,000 residents and up to 100,000 visitors every year.
Ryde Carnival - the oldest carnival in the United Kingdom dating from 1887 Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Is the considered the biggest and the best of all the carnivals on the island.
IOW Diamond Jubliee Celebration - The official dates for Appley, Ryde IOW celebrating "The Queen's Diamond Jubilee" 2nd, 3rd and 4th June 2012
Ryde Isle of Wight International Film Festival - now going into it's second year the film Festival looks forward to new entries.
Vernon Square Preservation Society - Vernon Square is an Oasis of Calm in the Centre of Ryde. This beautiful garden was saved from housing develpoment by a dedicated band of locals, who have ensured this Regency Garden is protected and for use of the public forever.
Historic Ryde Society - The Historic Ryde Society formed in October 2009, with the express aim to raise funds for a Heritage and Visitor Centre for Ryde, Isle of Wight.
Jenga Photography - Ryde based photographer who takes photos of the Island and sells them as greeting cards, prints and canvases.
Island Creations - Accessible Art for the Whole Community. A group of Ryde based artists offering fun for the whole community
Occasionally Obsessed about Nothing - Local Jewellery artist Cora Lee's online shop where you can purchase her handmade Jewellery
Not in the Wight Street So if you are looking for that unique gift and would simply like to support our precious independent Island businesses, then this site is worth a visit.
Play Lane Millennium Green - Situated towards the south west of Ryde, Isle of Wight, Play Lane Millennium Green provides a "Breathing Space" on the edge of a built up area
Ryde Social Heritage Group - research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial
Ryde Cricket Club - Ryde Cricket Club was first known to have existed as far back as 1829, but its early life was chequered, and it disappeared for a period before reforming in 1860.
The Island Games - When the Games commence on 26th June 2011 it will be eighteen years since the Isle of Wight had the honour of hosting the Games.
Isle of Wight Beach Soccer Association - is responsible for beach soccer on the Isle of Wight.
IW Tweet Up - Is a group of Isle of Wight residents who happen to use Twitter and meet on a regular basis.
Talk Wight - Your free and friendly Isle of Wight forum!
Cora Lee Photography - Local Ryde photographer who produces beautiful manipulated images.
Jason Swain Landscape Photography - Fine Art & Landscape Photography from the Isle of Wight
The Piano Lady - local piano teacher Shirley Camfield offers one to one teaching for all ages and abilities.
Wild on Wight- The Isle of Wight is a microcosm of south-east England and has, size for size, its fair share of the habitats characteristic of the region
Wightlink Islanders Speedway Team - Speedway bikes have no brakes, just one gear, a clutch and 500cc engines which run on methanol fuel and can accelerate to 60 mph faster than a Formula 1 car!
Island Poets - The Poetry Society and the Isle of Wight Stanza was founded in 1909 and so celebrates its Centenary in 2009.
Ventnor Blog - It's not only about Ventnor! This brilliant website is full of chat, information and interesting articles about Ventor, what's on around the island and the Isle of Wight's Music scene. Please visit their site and support this local venture.
IOW Ramblers - the home of the Isle of Wight Group 1 of the Ramblers' Association. This site is working for ramblers on the Island and surrounding areas.
Mas Fusion - The only all island award winning Carnival Community Group. Mas Fusion is the largest carnival group on the island bring together all ages and abilities.
Nova Lifestyles - Directory for Health & Wellbeing. Motivational Training delivery, supported by a package of Holistic and Complementary Therapies. Partnership Working with Businesses and Health.
Naturally Wight - Handmade Organic based skincare range that is suitable for all the family. Made and produced on the Isle of Wight.
Wight Kite - A local site set up with Power kite enthusiasts in mind. The site gives advice on power kite flying, videos and photographs.
Gareth Icke - Local Isle of Wight band leader and songwriter
Wight Island Holidays - For visitors looking for luxury self catering accommodation on the Isle of Wight
The Carved Tree - ecological sculptures from condemned, dead or dying trees, bespoke wood carving on a grand scale
NatWest Island Games - The International Island Games were established in the Isle of Man in 1985 and today include 25 member islands
Isle of Wight Festival - The Isle of Wight Festival was originally held from 1968 to 1970. The 1970 event was said at the time to be one of the largest human gatherings in the world. Now in it's 8th year.
The Sunday Best Bestival - Bestival is an award winning 3 day boutique music festival set at Robin Hill - a beautiful leafy country park (a veritable Garden of Eden!) near Downend and Newport in the heart of the Isle of Wight.
Hovercraft Museum - The Hovercraft Museum based in Hampshire is a truly unique collection of international significance. We care for more than 60 Hovercraft within several hangars on the former HMS Daedalus site. Each year the Museum holds a Hovershow to showcase the collection.
The Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology - promotes interest, research and knowledge of maritime archaeology and heritage in Great Britain with core activities concentrated in the counties of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and the adjacent South Coast areas
www.vfmscoot.co.uk - to keeping Scootering alive in the World. Veteran scooterists who have ridden the length and breadth of this country, explored the Emerald Isle, traversed the vast continent of Australia, visited the four corners of Western Europe and even motored through the southern reaches of the Indian Sub Continent.....