2020 is already shaping up to be a memorable year on the sporting scene in the Isle of Wight. This on top of the incredible sporting action world-wide, that includes the European championships this summer.
Amazingly enough, England also head into the competition as the favourites and have been well supported with punters using the offers available at sportsbetting24. The Olympic games will also be taking place this summer in Tokyo, Japan. This is another that is set to draw viewers from around the world.
Moving back to the local area. Here we cover a number of the main sporting events taking place over the coming year.
- Isle of Wight Challenge
An event that usually gathers much interest is the Isle of Wight challenge, which will be taking place on Saturday 2nd May. This has been created for all abilities and you can choose the option between doing 25k, 54k or the full 106k. This is also over a day or two days. The event can be walked, jogged or ran and provides a real tough challenge for those getting involved. The route covers the spectacular views of the coast with some real panoramic views. This is a race not to missed, with people travelling from all over to take part. The event has a maximum of 2,000 participants and there are now only limited tickets remaining.
- Round the Island Race
Another hugely popular event to take place is the world famous Round the Island race. This is organised by the Island Sailing club and is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK. The race will be taking place on Saturday 30th May and is expected to attract around 1,500 boats in total. Those racing will take the first leg down to the Needles, before the finish back in Cowes. This means those taking part will be racing for 50 miles around the incredible coastline that the Isle of Wight has to offer. These are the reasons why this continues to be such a popular race.
- The Isle of Wight Sportive 2020
This is a non-competitive 100 mile cycling ride around the spectacular roads that the Isle of Wight has to offer. The event will be taking place on September 13th and is another expected to draw vast numbers of participants. It is not a race but those taking part will have their times published, so can see how they did. There will also be the option of the 50 mile event, if riders do not feel up to the full 100 miles. On top of this, there will also be feed stations along the route for those taking part.