ferries may be busy with cyclists over the next few days as the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival is set to start.
The event runs from September 22nd to 30th and includes displays of stunt riding, challenges for experienced riders and starter courses for those with little experience on two wheels, including children.
Another feature of the festival will be the Carbon Cycle Celebration, which extols the green virtues of cycling instead of driving.
According to the festival guide, there are more than 200 miles of cycle tracks, byways and bridleways for cyclists to use on the island.
It also noted that more than half of the land mass is classified as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so there will be much scenery to enjoy.
Wightlink is one of the supporters of the event.
Those travelling in the opposite direction can enjoy riding on the mainland, with National Cycling Routes 2 and 22 passing through the city of Portsmouth.
Posted by Mark Robinson