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Cycle Paths
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Explore 50km of cycle routes across the Isle of Wight.
Cowes - Newport - Merstone - Newchurch - Sandown - Shanklin - Wroxall - Godshill
Yarmouth - Freshwater
Island Charities
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Many Island charities already helped
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The PedalAid app allows you to raise money for charity while you cycle. Every kilometre you ride along the designated routes goes towards the current Charity Challenge total. If the challenge target is met a donation will be made to the nominated charity.

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1/2/24 – PedalAid has now closed

Sadly, the January challenge was the final one. After nearly seven years (the first challenge was April 2017!) PedalAid will be ending. PedalAid has been supported by grants and staff time from the Isle of Wight Council via Department for Transport active travel funding, but cuts to active travel funding nationally have led to the Council having to end their support.

We’re so thankful for the support we’ve received over the years from the Council, local businesses, and most importantly the user community. When we embarked on the project we didn’t anticipate that it would run for anywhere near as long as it has. With your help we have raised thousands of pounds for local charities, and (we hope) encouraged many people to cycle more.

Keep pedalling!!

The Cycle Route

Much of the route covered by PedalAid is the Isle of Wight part of National Cycle Route 23, following the full Red Squirrel Trail, which goes from Cowes to Newport to Sandown, then loops back through Shanklin, Wroxall and Godshill.

Also, from Newport routes go to Island Harbour, Mews Lane and Carisbrooke. On the west of the Island there is now the Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay route.

Routes are mostly off-road, and suitable for all bike types. Most of it is flat and easy going, making these good commuter routes as well as very enjoyable leisure routes.

Current Offers

You can qualify for these fantastic offers and prizes simply by using the PedalAid app.


We'll have a separate draw for each of the following prizes. Everyone who has cycled at least 10km along the route will be entered. The more you cycle the more entries into each draw you will receive! For every 10km you will get another entry (up to a maximum of 10).

Al's Bikes
Al's Bikes

Silver Service

Each month Al's Bikes in Sandown are giving away a Silver Service worth £50.

Al's Bikes are a family run business that do servicing, repairs and restorations. They are the main dealer for Marin on the Island, and also stock Puky balance bikes.

PedalAid T-Shirts

A Free T-Shirt Every Month!

Isle of Wight based clothing company Rapanui are offering one of their t-shirts to PedalAid users each month.

You can be one of the first to select a t-shirt from the brand new PedalAid Shop which contains clothing made by Rapanui.

Adrian's Bike Shop
Adrian's Bike Shop

£25 Voucher

Adrian's Bike Shop are offering a free £25 voucher to spend in their Freshwater or new Cowes premises.

The new shop is situated very close to the West Cowes end of the Red Squirrel Cycle Trail and like the existing shop in Freshwater, it provides bicycle sales, servicing, accessories and parts along with a collection and delivery service.


Al's Bikes
Al's Bikes

10% discount off a service at Al's Bikes

Al's Bikes in Sandown are offering 10% off any service. Just show this offer to redeem.

£5 off a season pass at Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre

The Isle of Wight Mountain Bike Centre, based on Cheverton Farm near Shorwell, has woodland, open fields and amazing views. It provides somewhere to ride purpose made mountain bike trails at different difficulty gradings.

Present the PedalAid app to get £5 off the normal season pass price (normally £35).

Love Running

10% off at Love Running

The Isle of Wight's only dedicated running shop, Love Running, based in Newport, is offering 10% off all purchases if you show the PedalAid app (excluding sale or reduced items).

Recent Challenges

IOW Foodbank

The IoW Foodbank Christmas Challenge

01 Dec 23 – 31 Dec 23

Money raised: £195

Distance: 1,577km

The IoW Foodbank helps those struggling with food poverty and short term crisis on the Isle of Wight. There are seven foodbanks located across the Island.

Cyclists on a windy autumn day

The Windy November Challenge

01 Nov 23 – 30 Nov 23

Money raised: £0

Distance: 2,225km

It'll be windy, it'll be wet. It must be November and we will laugh in the face of the miserable weather and ride our bikes.

October Autumn cycling challenge

The October Autumn Challenge

01 Oct 23 – 31 Oct 23

Distance: 2,665km

Embrace the Autumn weather and hit the trails! Can you help us raise money for charity by making a pledge?