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    The next Randonnee will take place on Sunday 1st May 2016. Registration for the event will be open in the new year.....
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The Wayfarer Cycle Touring Club Isle of Wight Randonnee

Sunday 1st May 2016


What is it...

Cycle event on the Isle of Wight. Choice of 100km and 55km Routes


When is it...

1st Sunday in May - next one 01/05/2016


How do I take part...

Register for the event online here

2016 IoW Randonnee

The 2016 Randonnee will take place on Sunday 1st May.

This year's rides will be in a clockwise direction and there will be a choice of 100km and 55km rides. The Event starts at 9am and finishes at 6pm.


No entry fee. Registration required online prior to the event this year and will be open in the New Year


Keep up-todate with the build up to the event by liking our facebook page. We will announce when registration is open on facebook first. 

To join our distribution list & get mailed with updates to this year's and future events, click here

You can follow the build up and the event on Facebook or Twitter

The IoW Randonnee was established by the Wayfarers in 1985 and uniquely follows a route around the whole of the Isle of Wight taking minor roads and lanes where possible enabling the rider to see and enjoy the best of the Island's scenery. The event attracts around 2000 participants each year.

* we have decided to fix the route to the Clockwise direction from 2013. The main reason for this is to alleviate the congestion on the Cowes floating bridge as hundreds of participants coming off the Red Funnel head off to start Anti-Clockwise hitting the floating bridge.



Overview of Route

Distances Between Checkpoints

From To Distance (Miles)
Bembridge Wootton 10.5
Wootton East Cowes 4.8
East Cowes Yarmouth 16
Yarmouth Whitwell 19.16
Whitwell Alverstone 9.9
Alverstone Bembridge 5.7
  Total 66

Detailed Route

The following routes are available and can downloaded:  

  • 100km Randonnee - Clockwise here
  • 100km Randonnee - Clockwise but avoiding gravel cycle tracks here
  • 55km Randonne - Clockwise here
  • 100km Randonnee - Clockwise starting at either East Cowes, Wootton or Yarmouth here

Instructions (for Garmin 200 for example):

  • Download the gpx file into a folder on your computer.
  • Connect your garmin edge 200 to your computer.
  • Open the garmin in windows explorer.
  • Drag and drop the gpx file into the newfiles folder on the garmin.
  • Unplug the garmin and switch on, the course should now be listed.
  • During power up the garmin will convert the gpx file and move it into courses.

Also, if you open Google Earth and simply drag the file into the window it opens up the route.

Traditional Map

Each year we are offer a free Randonnee map for all those who need one, available at checkpoints. It is an A3 size folded to a DL and can be downloaded as a PDF in 4, A4 sections from the links below 

Section 1, cover and route notes.

Section 2, has the mini-Randonnee route.

Section 3, one half of the main map.

Section 4, rest of main map.