Yarmouth - Freshwater
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.
01 Oct 23 – 31 Oct 23
Target distance: 4,000km
Embrace the autumn weather and hit the trails! Can you help us raise money for charity by making a pledge?
The target this month is 4,000km. Use the PedalAid app to track journeys along the designated routes on the Isle of Wight. If the distance is achieved the selected charity will receive the donations. If not, they won't - simple as that!
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- a £25 voucher for Adrian's Bike Shop
- a Silver Service from Al's Bikes worth £50
- a free PedalAid t-shirt
We'll have a separate draw for each of these 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).
Check out the Offers and Prizes page for more details.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
01 Sep 23 – 30 Sep 23
Money raised: £0
We haven't had the best summer for cycling but we have high hopes for September - at least for the first week. Get your cycling shorts on and hit the tracks. Can you help us raise money for charity by making a pledge?
01 Aug 23 – 31 Aug 23
Money raised: £100
July seemed like a bit of a washout so I'm hoping things pick up a bit during August. Mind you, we're not made of sugar as my mother used to say. Sometimes it's nice to cycle in the rain, especially when it's warm. Like last month we are asking people to use our Pledge Form below to promise to make a donation if we meet the challenge target and to nominate a preferred charity.
01 Jul 23 – 31 Jul 23
Money raised: £0
I hope you're all enjoying the summer weather and finding plenty of opportunities to get out on your bike. Once again, this month we are asking people to use our Pledge Form below to promise to make a donation if we meet the challenge target and to nominate a preferred charity.