Wightlink Ryde Slide

Wightlink Ryde Slide

In 2013 Wayne Whittle, then Mayor of Ryde was sent a photo of Bristols ‘Park and Slide’ a 100m water slide put in the centre of Bristol by artist Luke Jerram. A picture from this event was sent to Wayne on Twitter captioned ‘can’t you make this happen Mayor?’ Always soneone who’s up for a challenge, Wayne thought that the road the water slide was on in Bristol looked similar to Union Street in Ryde and pushed for the event to happen.

Ryde Slide 2018

In 2015 ,Wayne worked with Lo Addison from Solent.co to start planning the launch event together with lots of help from some amazing local organisations and sponsors, many of which are still involved with Wightlink. Now in it’s FOURTH year, the Wightlink Ryde Slide plans to be faster and wetter than ever, it’s starting a bit further down Union Street which is a bit steeper. 

Ticket purchasing has been simplified and this year cost just £10 with all proceeds going straight to local good causes, again this is thanks to our amazing Ryde Slide sponsors and especially Wightlink.

The Wightlink Ryde Slide will be supporting local charities. 


Sunday 22nd July 2018 10:00am – 18:30pm