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Round the Island

A route circumnavigating the Isle of Wight, starting in Wroxall (north of Ventnor)

Total distance: 93.6 km (58.2 miles)

Total ascent: 1234 m (4049 feet)

Maximum gradient: 13.5%

Map: Ordnance Survey Outdoor Leisure 29, Isle of Wight, scale 1:25,000, is comprehensive and detailed, and can be bought already laminated and folded.

A superb sustained ride through varied seaside, countryside, even around the houses and over a chain ferry. You will need capacious legs, but there are plenty of places to stop and enjoy the island. Suitable for any bike, including road bikes running on high pressure clincher tyres.

An Ascent route file for this is available for download here.

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