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 Jan 22 – 31 Jan 22
Target distance: 5,000km
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support. They help families with children under five with practical and confidential support. They offer home visiting support by trained volunteers and through Family Group sessions. Being a parent can be lonely, frustrating and overwhelming. Home-start is there for families when they need it the most, because childhood can't wait.
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- a Liz Earle hamper
- a £50 voucher for Rapanui
- a £40 voucher for the Garlic Farm
- a £25 voucher for Adrian's Bike Shop
- a Silver Service from Al's Bikes worth £50
- a £50 voucher for bike hire at Routefifty7
- a free Rapanui 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.
This month’s sponsor
For more information see www.hose-rhodes-dickson.co.uk.
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.
New for 2022 we have added additional routes. From Newport these 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.
£40 Voucher for the Garlic Farm
We're giving away a £40 voucher to use at the Garlic Farm near Newchurch.
£50 voucher for bike hire
routefifty7 offer bike hire from Shanklin. They have a wide range of bikes, including electric bikes. Each month they are offering a £50 voucher to a lucky PedalAid user.
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.
Liz Earle Hamper
The height of luxury, this indulgent gift is filled with layer upon layer of botanical face and body treats to surprise and delight. The perfect way to create Liz Earle Beauty rituals at home.
£50 Rapanui Voucher
We are offering a £50 voucher to spend with Isle of Wight based clothing company Rapanui.
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.
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.
10% off at Pedallers Cafe
Located in Newchurch, Pedallers Café’s back doors open right onto the Red Squirrel Trail. PedalAid users can receive 10% off all purchases by showing the PedalAid app.
£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 Dec 21 – 31 Dec 21
Money raised: £100
The Phoenix Project helps people with learning disabilities to live more independent and fulfilling lives. They provide day services in their main building in Ryde and also in their satellite woodwork unit in Newport.
01 Nov 21 – 30 Nov 21
Money raised: £200
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity based in Cowes that supports young people to rebuild confidence through sailing and adventure activities. Any money raised will go towards funding more young people to join their trips.
01 Oct 21 – 31 Oct 21
Money raised: £200
IOW Defibrillators are a non profit charity organisation who fundraise and support local communities in the awareness and importance of life-saving defibrillators.