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Ryde Slide 2017 cheque

The biggest, wettest and now most successful Ryde Slide!

Sunday’s slide attracted hundreds of people to come and ride the slide, raising a record breaking total of £5000 to be shared amongst Ryde charities.

2017 was the third year that the slide has come to town and the most successful yet. The event, with new title sponsors, Wightlink, sold out ahead of schedule, with a small amount of tickets available on the day.
People young and old jumped aboard the slide which was situated further down Union Street on a steeper incline, allowing for a faster slide and a giant splash at the end! New entertainment for 2017 included a giant ‘Total Wipeout’ area and Victorious Festival bar ahead of the Portsmouth festival on the 25th, 26th and 27th August.

Ryde Firefighters joined forces with Ryde Inshore Lifeboat to assist sliders from the top to the bottom. First to head down was new Island MP Bob Seeley, quickly followed by Leader of the Council Dave Stewart and slide organiser, Cllr Wayne Whittle.

The benefitting charities will be presented with their cheque on Tuesday 18th July at Ryde Fire Station. Each charity will receive £1000, the most that the slide has been able to donate since its inception in 2015.

Cllr Wayne Whittle commented “we are so pleased that the Wightlink Ryde Slide has been able to raise a record breaking amount of money to help five local charities. We want to give special thanks to the Ryde Firefighters, Ryde Inshore Rescue and all the volunteers who make this event possible. Extra thanks to Solent who organised the whole event and to HSS and all our sponsors, this has been the best year yet”

 

NEARLY SOLD OUT

Get your ticket to slide before it’s too late!

If you haven’t got your ticket to slide yet, you’ll need to get it soon. The first four time slots of Ryde Slide have now sold out, with only a few tickets left for the whole event!

There will be a limited amount of tickets that will be sold on the day of the event, these will be on a strictly first come, first served basis, and will start from 2pm.

The Ryde Slide returns on Sunday 16th July to Union Street in Ryde. This year, the slide starts lower on the road, guaranteeing a steeper and faster slide than ever before. As well as the giant slide, there will also be a ‘Total Wipeout’ style inflatable area at Western Gardens, which slide goers and spectators can enjoy for a small donation.

Further entertainment comes courtesy of Ventnor Exchange who will be running a pop-up record store at The Blacksheep Bar with DJ’s who will be playing from 11am to 7pm.

The Needles Landmark Attraction has recently joined Ryde Slide as one of the main event sponsors, alongside IW Radio, who will be running a competition to win two tickets on their breakfast show between 6am and 10am in the week leading up to the slide. Tune in from Monday 10th to Friday 14th to be in with a chance of winning.

Sponsors making the event happen, Wightlink, Isle of Wight College, Hss Hire, Solent, DNN Signs, Goddards, Isle of Wight Jobs & Isle of Wight Distillery.

Ryde Slide returns with even more entertainment, including a ‘Total Wipeout’ area.

Total Wipeout Ryde Slide

Child-friendly giant inflatables will provide a ‘Total Wipeout’ at this year’s Ryde Slide. Based on the iconic TV show, this exhilarating and bouncy challenge will be located close to the beach at  Western Gardens. “It’s the perfect addition this year,” said Councillor Wayne Whittle, “we’re already planning the biggest and best slide to date and once you’re wet, you might as well go for it.” 

 

 

 

Total Wipeout Ryde Slide

From the Big Orange Balls and Boxing Wall to the Stepping Stones and Wrecking Ball, all the TV favorites will be there to guarantee a fun-filled family day out. At 200 metres long, this year’s Ryde Slide will be bigger and faster than ever. “We’ve moved the whole slide further down Union Street to the steepest part. It will be much faster than last year and I can’t wait to try it out,” added Wayne.

Tickets are available here.