Randonnee riders face floating bridge disruption

By Richard Wright

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

 

Randonnee riders face floating bridge disruption

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.

Reporter: richardw@iwcpmail.co.uk

Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Delicious Icon

More News

1 - 2 - 3 - 4

Comments

Log-in or register to comment on this story. See our House Rules here.

By ticking "Remember me" you agree to a cookie being stored on your computer - no personal data is shared.

Forgotten your password?

Any views or opinions presented in the comments above are solely those of the author and do not represent those of the Isle of Wight County Press.

Most Read

  1. Boy, six, in accident

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  2. Ferry bosses take up tea invitation

    Friday, August 29, 2014

  3. Two vehicles in collision

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  4. Hospital parking charges in line with new guidelines

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

  5. Icy shower in a good cause

    Thursday, August 28, 2014

View our Elgin Traffic & Travel Map