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Explore 32km of cycle routes across the Isle of Wight.
Cowes - Newport - Merstone - Newchurch - Sandown - Shanklin - Wroxall - Godshill
Island Charities
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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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Latest Challenge

The Phoenix Project

The Hose Rhodes Dickson Phoenix Project Challenge

01 Dec 21 – 31 Dec 21

Target distance: 4,000km

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.

The charity has lost a significant amount of income as a result of the pandemic. Any donation would go directly towards supporting the activities and equipment they provide to their service users.

Prize Draws

Rapanui Clothing

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 set of Schwalbe tyres from Al's Bikes
  • 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.

Hose Rhodes Dickson

This month’s sponsor

Hose Rhodes Dickson are the Isle of Wight’s leading independent estate agency and have been selling and letting property here for over 30 years. They are specialists in all their disciplines, from sales, lettings and property acquisition, to commercial and land developments. They have eight offices across the Island are supporters of many local charities and sporting initiatives that help our local communities.

For more information see www.hose-rhodes-dickson.co.uk.

The Cycle Route

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 Sandown, then loops back through Shanklin and Godshill before rejoining the main route near Merstone. The full route is 33.7km (21 miles).

Most of it is flat and easy going, suitable for all bike types, making it a great commuter route as well as a very enjoyable leisure route.

Current Offers

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

Prizes

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).

Liz Earle hamper

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.

Rapanui

£50 Rapanui Voucher

We are offering a £50 voucher to spend with Isle of Wight based clothing company Rapanui.

Al's Bikes
Al's Bikes

Set of Schwalbe Tyres

Each month Al's Bikes in Sandown are giving away a set of Schwalbe tyres (any size - mtb, road or hybrid).

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.

Garlic Farm, Isle of Wight

£40 Voucher for the Garlic Farm

We're giving away a £40 voucher to use at the Garlic Farm near Newchurch.

routefifty7
Routefifty7

£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
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.

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.

Offers

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.

Pedallers Cafe

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).

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

Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

The Hose Rhodes Dickson Cancer Trust Challenge

01 Nov 21 – 30 Nov 21

Money raised: £200

Distance: 4,427km

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.

IOW Defibrillators

The Hose Rhodes Dickson Defibrillators Challenge

01 Oct 21 – 31 Oct 21

Money raised: £200

Distance: 4,304km

IOW Defibrillators are a non profit charity organisation who fundraise and support local communities in the awareness and importance of life-saving defibrillators.

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The Pedallers Cystic Fibrosis Trust Challenge

01 Sep 21 – 30 Sep 21

Money raised: £100

Distance: 4,453km

The local Cystic Fibrosis branch, covering the Portsmouth & Wight area, has been active for over 50 years, raising awareness and funds for research and welfare. Recent new medications have brought new hope and health, to many, but not all.