Sports Development Unit

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Become an Active Commuter

Through January and February 2019 we are offering single occupancy car commuters the chance to leave the car behind and chose a more active commuting option.

We are looking for people who travel between Cowes and Newport or Newport and Cowes regularly for work to take part in a study to see if travelling by bike would work for you. We'll loan you an electric bike for free along with all the typical accessories you need including a helmet, bag, bike lock and lights.

All you need to do is agree to record your rides for the one month loan period and provide us with feedback immediately after the trial and three months later.

If you'd be interested in taking part in this trial please complete the online registration form. Please note: places are limited, not all applications will be accepted.

Run, Jog, Walk, Cycle, Scoot - 3-2-1 Routes

These routes are free to use and available to everyone, to find details of each location click on the website links below. 

  1. Newport Map.
  2. Newport Town Map.
  3. Shide Map.
  4. Cowes Map.
  5. East Cowes Map.
  6. Gurnard Map.
  7. Ryde Map.
  8. Ventnor Map
  9. Sandown Map.
  10. Shanklin Map.
  11. Yarmouth Map.
  12. Fort Victoria Map.
  13. Newchurch Map.
  14. Lake Map.  
  15. Alverstone Map.
  16. Yaverland Map.


Medina IOW parkrun

Medina IOW parkrun is a venture being co-ordinated by the Isle of Wight Council and funded jointly by Sport England and the Health Authority to help raise adult and children physical activity levels. parkrun organises free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world.  They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.  You need to register before your first run, complete your registration online on the Medina IOW parkrun website .

Medina IOW parkrun relies on the generosity of its volunteers who turn up every week and give their time to make this event a weekly success.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact us on