Isle of Wight Weekend 24th – 26th September 2021

The Club’s annual Isle of Wight weekend is one of the highlights of the HC calendar and I think this will be the 15th visit the Club has made. This weekend is always popular and is a great mix of riding and socialising. The plan is to travel on the Friday, stay two nights on the IOW and return on the Sunday.

Luggage

Your luggage will be transported to and from the IOW so that you can travel light.

Hotel

The Hotel is the Clifton in Shanklin. This has a mixture of twin and double rooms. The twins are for sharing and the doubles are available for single occupancy at a higher price. There is one small single room at a cheaper price. Bike storage is well catered for in two lock up sheds.

COVID policy

The trip is subject to the COVID policy from the Clifton hotel:

  1. If the government mandates that non-essential travel cannot take place i.e. Stay at home or stay local, then cancellation is free and any deposit is fully refundable.
  2. If the government limits the amount of people that can socialise i.e. Rule of six, then cancellation is free and any deposit is fully refundable. If no alternative solution is found.
  3. If any member of the party is showing symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate then their part of the deposit would be fully refundable.

The only scenario where the deposit would not be refunded is disinclination i.e. the guest just chooses not to travel.

Cost

The prices per person for two nights b&b, including your luggage costs, will be:

  • Single Room = £171 pp
  • Double/Twin Room (sharing) £131 pp

Friday Meal

Our evening meal on Friday will be at the Hotel. This is not included in the price above. So the meal and any drinks etc. will be paid for when you check out on Sunday. Two courses - £19.50; 3 courses £23.50.

Crossing to the IOW

There are various routes to the IOW: Portsmouth - Fishbourne (Ferry), Portsmouth - Ryde (Catamaran), Portsmouth - Ryde (Hovercraft), Lymington -Yarmouth (Ferry), Southampton - Cowes (Ferry). It’s up to you to arrange and pay for the transport to and from the island.

The Rides and Saturday Evening Meal

The Friday rides will be from Horsham to the IOW. This mileage is in excess of 60 miles. There will be some organised groups going, however if the distance is too much then you can always take the train or get a lift. It’s your choice.

The Saturday rides start from the Hotel and will use quiet roads that circle the Island via Cowes, Yarmouth, Freshwater, Brighstone and Ventnor. There will be organised rides of 50 – 60 miles. However, many people now choose their own routes according to their ability. We usually meet up for lunch on Saturday. Following lunch, we continue the rides back to the Hotel in Shanklin. The evening meal will be at Pavarotti's Italian Restaurant (tbc). You will need to pay for this separately at the time.

Sunday is a “free day” with the rides back entirely up to you.

Booking

Please email me and let me know what your room preferences would be. If you are happy to share a double or twin room can you let me know who you would like to share with. However, there are a limited number of single rooms so you may have to share. Once there is a complete list, we will enable the PayPal button on the Website for the payment.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Many thanks

Richard Pendlebury ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )