ISLAND bike hire provider Wight Cycle Hire, based out of the former railway station in Yarmouth, has opened a new hire centre at the Riverside Centre in Newport.

Established in 2005, they provide a family-focused cycle hire, offering quality bikes backed up with high standards of customer service operating from the hire centre in Yarmouth, also providing an Island wide delivery service.

John Allen, managing director, said: “We have for a long time now been looking to add additional hire centre locations, but finding suitable facilities in the right areas has always provided a challenge.

“We wanted a location as close to the centre of the network as possible, and the Riverside location simply ticks all the boxes!”

Isle of Wight County Press: The Riverside Hire Centre will be open seven days a week until the end of October 2022. Picture from Wight Cycle Hire.

The Island’s cycling network continues to grow and improve along the old railway line network.

From the Riverside Hire Centre, riders can join the existing cycle routes to Cowes, Sandown, Shanklin, Ryde, and all stations in between.

John said: “It’s also perfect for commuters who would like to use a bike to connect with passenger ferries at Cowes.

“We are very excited by the opportunity the Riverside Hire Centre affords us, it’s also going to be an amazing and beneficial addition to the Islands Cycle Hire infrastructure.”

The Riverside Hire Centre will open on April 1, 2022 and will be open seven days a week until the end of October.

For more information, call 01983 761800 or email