If you like travelling on vintage buses and coaches, then this weekend's (October 14 and 15) Isle of Wight Bus Museum's event is for you!

The Wightrider event is returning for its second year, featuring vehicles from the IW Bus Museum's own collection, as well as some visiting from the mainland.

  • Scroll down to see the Wightrider 2023 route map!

The free buses will link various Island attractions, not only in Ryde, but also further afield.

This includes the IW Steam Railway at Wootton Station, to tie in with its Beer and Steam Festival.

In addition, park and ride facilities will once again be available at the IW Donkey Sanctuary in Wroxall. 

The Sanctuary will be running Donkey Grooming from 11am - 12.30pm, and 1.30pm - 3pm, with live entertainment in the courtyard.

On Saturday (October 14), the attraction will have Ricky J, The Tuesdayz and Boogie Woogie Sisters to enjoy, and on Sunday (October 15), Ricky J returns, alongside Brading Community Choir and Marie Smith.

The Wightrider network is based around the muesum on Park Road in Ryde, which features a cafe and gift shop.

The free services will operate between 10am to 5pm across the weekend, with a programme available for £10 at the bus museum, containing the full timetable, information and details of the museum's various affiliates.

Isle of Wight County Press: Wightrider 2023 route mapWightrider 2023 route map (Image: The IW Bus Museum)