With sustainability and the future in mind the Isle of Wight is finding and developing interesting ways to protect Mother Nature and provide a renewable tomorrow for residents and visitors alike.
On Your Bike
Over 500 miles of cycle and bridleways ensured that the Island easily made Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 cycling locations in the world. On a bike you can see the Island up close and at your own clean speed. With the growing popularity of electric bikes, people of all ages and fitness levels can feel comfortably confident on two wheels. So of course there are a growing number of places to rent e-bikes and with 25 charging stations island-wide, electric biking is a trend that is certain to roll on.
It’s In the Bag
Some might say bag makers Wyatt & Jack are full of hot air. These Island-based entrepreneurs create totes, rucksacks and more from old bouncy castles, used inflatables and salvaged deck chair fabric – each a one-of-a-kind. Wyatt & Jack reuse with real zeal, as even left-over scraps from bouncy castles and inflatables that aren’t bag bound end up as cool, reusable confetti and on-trend jewellery. Pop into the Wyatt & Jack shop in Ryde to marvel at the fun and fashionable bags, chat with the friendly owners and see great stuff in the making. Sustainable souvenir anyone?
Wheels When You Want Them
Co-Wheels is the only independently-owned national car club, providing low-emission, hybrid and electric vehicles on a pay-as-you-go basis for communities across the UK. Ryde and Cowes are the home to Co-Wheels on the Island – pay for a car on-line then simply collect it from one of these sites and go. Rather than bring your own car, use a Co-Wheels car, alongside the Island’s extensive Vectis bus service as well as foot power to rent, ride and ramble your way across the Island.
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