Randonnee riders face disruption due to maintenance work on the Cowes Floating Bridge. Picture by Peter Boam.
LAST minute changes for thousands of cyclists are being put in place by Randonnee organisers after the Isle of Wight Council revealed it was likely the floating bridge would not be back in service in time for the event.
Up to 2,000 cyclists are expected to take part in what will be the 30th staging of the round the Isle of Wight ride on Sunday, but they now face diversions, after maintenance of the Cowes to East Cowes chain ferry overran.
A meeting is being staged tomorrow (Wednesday) between representatives of the organisers — the Island’s Wayfarer Touring Club — and the Isle of Wight Council, to finalise a plan.
Organisers appealed to motorists to be patient during the event, which is sponsored by the Isle of Wight County Press.
For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, May 2.