The PedalAid app allows you to raise money for charity while you ride. Every kilometre you ride along the designated routes releases money for the nominated charity. Each month there is a Charity Challenge with an overall distance target and if the target is reached the donation per km is doubled.
01 Nov 18 – 31 Dec 18
Target distance: 2,000km
The sponsor for the End of Year Challenge is NFU Mutual who have nominated WightAid as their charity of choice for the current challenge. The WightAid Foundation supports charitable projects across the Island. NFU Mutual will donate 10p for every kilometre ridden - but will donate £400 if the target is reached.
For this challenge, the prize up for grabs is a three-course dinner for two people, kindly donated by the Seaview Hotel & Restaurant.
Everyone who individually cycles more than 10km during the current challenge will be entered into the draw. You'll get an entry for each additional 10km you ride - up to a maximum of 10 entries.
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.
01 Sep 18 – 31 Oct 18
Money raised: £407.80
The Island 2000 Trust are putting the challenge donation towards an upgrade of facilities at Merstone Station for cyclists and walkers. The challenge was sponsored by Rosemary Vineyard.
01 Aug 18 – 31 Aug 18
Money raised: £324
Wheatsheaf Trust works deprived areas of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight supporting disengaged young people from poor, challenging backgrounds.
01 Jul 18 – 31 Jul 18
Money raised: £413
Challenge & Adventure have been working with disadvantaged and challenging young people on the Isle of Wight for 25 years.