Newport to Shide
This stretch takes you from the end of the Cowes to Newport cycle track, across Newport town centre and then out of town to Shide.
The route continues along the Medina to the quayside and from there it’s only a short stretch before you are off road again, after crossing a couple of busy roads on the way.
You will soon forget you are in the centre of Newport as you make your way through Pan Mill Meadows, a restored area of riverside woodland and wildflower meadow.
Distance: 2.4km (1.5mi)
Time: 8 – 10 minutes
Elevation: mostly flat
Terrain: quiet streets and cycle path across Newport. Well-surfaced route through Pan Mill Meadows. The path is a bit narrow in places, and popular with dog walkers so you may have to be patient at times. There are a couple of points where you are requested to dismount and walk .