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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 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.

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Latest Challenge

Wessex Cancer Trust - Daisy Bus

Wessex Cancer Trust Challenge

01 Oct 19 – 31 Oct 19

Target distance: 3,000km

Our charity of the month for October is Wessex Cancer Trust which provides free services and support to those living with or affected by cancer. A donation would go towards the Daisy Bus service which takes Island cancer patients to their hospital appointments on the mainland. These buses complete around 10,000 passenger journeys each year.

It's full jeopardy this month. Every kilometre ridden along the Red Squirrel cycle route contributes to the distance target of 3,000km. If the target is reached we will donate £200. If it is not reached they get nothing. Please make sure they don't go empty handed!

Rapanui Prize Draw

Rapanui Clothing


This challenge we are giving you the chance to win a £50 voucher for Rapanui, the award-winning sustainable fashion brand based in Freshwater. Everyone who has cycled at least 10km along the route will be entered into the draw.

The more you cycle the more entries into the draw you will receive! For every 10km you will get another entry (up to a maximum of 10).

And as if that's not enough, each month we are giving away a free Rapanui t-shirt to someone in the top 20 on the leaderboard!

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 simply by using the PedalAid app.

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. All riders in the top 20 on the leaderboard at the end of the month will be eligible. The lucky recipient will be selected at random and will be able to choose ANY t-shirt from their amazing range.

£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

YMCA Young Carers Challenge

01 Sep 19 – 30 Sep 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,661km

YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight is a service supporting around 300 people under 18 who care for a loved one because of ill health or disability.

Sailing with UKSA

UKSA Test the Water Challenge

01 Aug 19 – 31 Aug 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,345km

UKSA is a maritime charity based in Cowes that provides water-based experiences and training for young people.

Footprint Trust Real Meal Deal

Footprint Trust Real Meal Deal Challenge

01 Jul 19 – 31 Jul 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,182km

This month we were raising money for The Footprint Trust, and in particular their Real Meal Deal project that teaches basic, healthy, cookery to disadvantaged groups.