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.
1/2/24 – PedalAid has now closed
We’re so thankful for the support we’ve received over the years from the Council, local businesses, and most importantly the user community. When we embarked on the project we didn’t anticipate that it would run for anywhere near as long as it has. With your help we have raised thousands of pounds for local charities, and (we hope) encouraged many people to cycle more.
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 Dec 23 – 31 Dec 23
Money raised: £195
The IoW Foodbank helps those struggling with food poverty and short term crisis on the Isle of Wight. There are seven foodbanks located across the Island.
01 Nov 23 – 30 Nov 23
Money raised: £0
It'll be windy, it'll be wet. It must be November and we will laugh in the face of the miserable weather and ride our bikes.