Newport to Sandown

The Newport to Sandown route is the easiest part of the Isle of Wight coast-to-coast ride and is entirely off-road until you reach your destination.

Following a former railway path south and east to Sandown, you cycle through a woodland and the agricultural heart of the island making your way to Sandown and the beach.

The full coast-to-coast ride begins in Cowes, also off-road, until you cycle through the streets of Newport to join this off-road section before heading to Sandown.


The Newport to Sandown cycle route is located on the Isle of Wight extending 8 miles.

Let’s Pedal

Starting in south-east Newport, the trail begins on Shide Road near the junction with the A3056.

From Sandown, begin at the railway station turn right and go under the subway then right on Perowne Way. After 400 yards go left near the shops to join the cycle route.

If you wish to ride the full coast-to-coast route, begin in Cowes on the Cowes to Newport cycleway.

Route Distance

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You will find a number of refreshment stops available in the towns of Newport and Sandown.


There are no toilets on the cycle route, however many cafés and other refreshments stops in Newport and Sandown have facilities for customers.

Cycle Hire available at:

Cowes and Sandown.

Tourist information available at:

Cowes, Newport and Sandown.

How to get here

By Car

The trail begins in south-east Newport at the junction of A3020 and B3401 Shide Road. From Cowes, head south on Newport Road.

Sandown is located on the south-east side of the island.

Car Parking

Pay and Display parking available near to the cycle route at these locations:

Car ParkLocationPostcodeCost
Shide RoadNewportPO30 1HSUnknown
New RoadSandownPO36 9PX1 Hour Free
2 Hours £2.00
4 Hours £3.40
6 Hours £4.50
24 Hours £6.60

By Cycle

The Newport to Sandown cycle path is part of the National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 23 from Cowes to Sandown.

By Train



  • Distance (miles): 8
  • Distance (km): 12.9
  • Start: Shide Lane, Newport
  • Finish: Perowne Way, Sandown
  • Type: Disused railway line
  • Surface: Tarmac, gravel
  • Sat Nav: PO30 1HS


  • Car Park
  • Cycle Hire
  • Free Entry
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Tourist Information

Cycle Hire

Top Gear Cycle Hire

1 Terminus Road
Isle of Wight
PO31 7TX

1st Call Cycle Hire

15 Marsh Close
Isle of Wight
PO36 8EU

Opening Times

Open all year round except for any temporary closures due to works.


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Lovely easy route, and you can raise money for charity while cycling on it!

Rated 5 out of 5
5th June 2019
Stephen Elliott

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