Getting to/from the Isle of Wight (Ryde)
Nearest train station is in Portsmouth, from where frequent ferry & hovercraft services run.
Ferries run between Portsmouth - Fishbourne and Southampton - Cowes.
It is so easy (and cheap!) to go somewhere as different as the Isle of Wight. An hourly train from London Waterloo takes cyclists directly to Portsmouth Harbour (1.5-2 hours), where they can walk on to the passenger ferry. Less than half an hour later, the ferry arrives at Fishbourne. Then take the train into Ryde.
Those who can’t get there quickly enough can take the only scheduled passenger hovercraft service in the world, it takes just 10mins to get to the beach by the esplanade.