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 kindly offering participants of the Randonnee the following discounts on their services:
Advance bookings for cars
- Car Day Return £45 for travel on 06/05/18.
- Car Short Break £62.50 for travel during period 04/05/18 - 11/05/18
To book either of these offers customers need to enter the code RANDONNEE18 in the promo code field when booking their ferry on our website
Foot passenger offer (On the day of the Randonnee Only)
- £10 return per person
This offer is bookable via our Ticket Offices (not available in advance) and is valid on both routes, however those taking bikes will have to travel on the vehicle ferry (as foot passengers)
Lymington-Yarmouth, Portsmouth-Fishbourne, Portsmouth-Ryde - www.wightlink.co.uk
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")
YHA Totland - http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/hostelpages/126.html
Isle of Wight Links
IoW County Council - http://www.iwight.com/just_visiting/default.asp
Island walks with good photographs - www.iowcam.co.uk