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Ventnor to The Needles Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameVentnor to The Needles
Distance : miles (km)20.75  (33.39)
Duration(hh:mm)02:00
Difficulty
Posted ByT Porteous
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryEngland
Town/CityVentnor
County/RegionIsle of Wight
Start LocationOcean View Road (B3327)
End LocationThe Needles
Cycle Steps
Across the island from coast to coast using official cycle routes. Taking the Stenbury Trail from Ventnor, then Yar River Trail and Worsley Trail in the centre. Finally Tennyson Trail along the top of the downs to The Battery at The Needles. Good surfaces, as using official cycle routes, 95% off road, lots of small hills and great views down to The Needles.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Ventnor, The Needles, Freshwater Bay

Your comments?
posted by:Tired Old legsRating : difficult :
Wow the scenery takes your breath away. We arrived at the corner of ocean view road and gills cliff opposite a great little chippy called the Ocean View, where we saw many bikes had stopped for a quick snack.

We joined them sat for a bit, ate our chips and down gills cliff road and along the coastal roads it just gets better and better please go down military road the views and sights are fantastic

posted by:MattRating : difficult :
I don't know whether this is an old description, and the conditions have since changed, but as of summer 2015 the paths indicated here are NOT suitable for cycling. The first 5 miles were very narrow bridal paths, mostly overgrown with brambles. The "few small hills" mentioned in the comments are very steep. Completing this in the 2 hours it recommends would require an average speed of 10 miles per hour, which is laughable. I made it 5 miles in nearly 2 hours before heading back.


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