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 September 21 – 31 September 21
Target distance: 5,000km
This month's charity is the Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Branch of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited condition, carried by 1 in 25 of us, and nowadays diagnosed at birth. Children have lung and digestive problems and must have intensive treatment every day. In the past their lives have often been sadly difficult and short. The local CF 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. The fight continues.
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- 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.
This month’s sponsor
For more information see pedallerscafe.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.
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).
£50 Rapanui Voucher
We are offering a £50 voucher to spend with Isle of Wight based clothing company Rapanui.
Set of Schwalbe Tyres
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.
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.
£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.
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 Aug 21 – 31 Aug 21
Money raised: £200
Isle Access is a local charity, working hard to improve accessibility and inclusion for disabled people and others. They run an adapted cycling project, allowing people who can’t ride regular bikes to enjoy cycling.
01 Jul 21 – 31 Jul 21
Money raised: £200
Mountbatten's mission is to provide and to promote good care and support for those people living with, affected by, or curious about death, dying and bereavement across the Isle of Wight.
01 Jun 21 – 30 Jun 21
Money raised: £200
The Isle of Wight Motor Neurone Disease Association provide support to people and their families on the IOW living with MND. This can be emotional or financial support. Life expectancy can be as little as two years so having local funds available to provide immediate support is paramount to the branch.