Keen cyclists will know that the Isle of Wight is a great place to indulge in their favourite pastime, and by booking a ferry to the island they can take their own two wheels with them.
But September may be the best time to visit, as that's when the Isle of Wight Cycling Festival gets underway, from the 17th to the 25th.
Numerous guided bike rides will be taking place, catering for all ages and skill levels and covering both long and short distances, as well as different terrain.
Tourists will be able to take in the Isle of Wight's beautiful natural scenery on a tranquil countryside cycle or get off the road and enjoy an exhilarating mountain bike trek.
The Isle of Wight has 200 miles of cycling paths and 12 marked routes, many of which pass through areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Ferries to the Isle of Wight are available with Wightlink
and Red Funnel
Posted by Andrew Smith