The Wightlink Wight Challenge set for 22 September

Cycle 19 miles, canoe 2 miles and run 8 miles on the Isle of Wight


The eleventh Wightlink Wight Challenge on 22 September, part of the Isle of Wight Council’s annual Cycling Festival, is now open for Registration.


Teams of three are invited to sign up to this fun, adventurous and rather quirky event on the Isle of Wight and cycle 19 miles, canoe 2 miles and run 8 miles. The routes goes off road, through forests, up on the Downs, to the beach, along the cliff edge and along small winding island roads.

This fundraising event began in 2004 and has raised around £140,000. New for 2012 teams can choose to raise money for either Wessex Heartbeat, 4 Cancer Group (incorporating Sail 4 Cancer, Run 4 Cancer, Bike 4 Cancer) or The Rainbow Centre.

Wightlink Ferries, title sponsor for three years, offer complimentary ferry travel for all visiting teams. September’s event starts at 12noon so it is possible to do a day return, or turn it into a weekend break and bring the family along with you.

For many competitors, the highlight of the Wightlink Wight Challenge is in 17ft open Canadian canoes when teams paddle up and back along a row of marker buoys on the beautiful Newtown River.


Entry into the Wightlink Wight Challenge remains £45 per person and all competitors are requested to raise £100 for their chosen charity. The event is filling up fast so if you’re interested, visit