Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight lies in the English Channel, just off the south coast of England.
Referred to as 'The Island' by residents, it has been a popular holiday destination since Victorian times. It is known for its mild climate, coastal scenery, and verdant landscape of fields, downland, and chines. The island is a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, with its well-conserved wildlife and some of Europe's richest cliffs and quarries of dinosaur fossils.
It has a tradition of boat-building, sail-making, and the manufacture of Britain's space rockets. Cowes Week attracts yachting enthusiasts from all over the world and the island hosts a major music festival every summer.
Year Joined Island Games1985
Cycling – Mountain Biking, Road
Shooting – Clay, Fullbore, Pistol, Rifle
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