The Wayfarer Cycle Touring Club Isle of Wight Randonnee

 

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What is it...

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

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When is it...

Sunday before May Day Public Holiday - next one is on the 01/05/2022

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On the day...

Checklist to make the most of the event here

2022 IoW Randonnee

We're pleased to finally announce that the 2022 Randonnee will  take place on Sunday 1st May 2022, subject to there being no changes to the current UK Government or Cycling UK Covid guidance that may prevent the event taking place.
 
We will be making changes to the event this year in light of Covid guidelines, specifically to the checkpoints processes and the need for all participants to register this year - there will be no registration on the day at any of the checkpoints - and places will be limited. We will share details shortly.
 
We expect registration for the event to be open at the beginning of February, and again will share details shortly.
 
We are passionate about holding the event this year and thank you for your patience as we navigate through this!
 
As with previous years....

The Randonnee follows the Round The Island (RTI) cycle routes in a clockwise direction and there will be a choice of 100km and 55km rides. The Event starts at 9am and finishes at 6pm.

Keep up-to-date with Randonnee news and the build up to the event by liking our facebook page or following us on 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. 

* we decided to fix the route to the Clockwise direction in 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 and straight onto 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.