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 Sep 20 – 30 Sep 20
Target distance: 3,750km
Our charity of the month for September is YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight which is a service supporting around 300 people under 18 who care for a loved one because of ill health or disability.
This is the second time they have been our chosen charity. In September 2019 we successfully hit the challenge target, let’s hope for a similar outcome this time.
Rapanui Prize Draw
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.
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).
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 20 – 31 Aug 20
Money raised: £100
Our charity of the month for August is Gurnard Primary School PTA. Gurnard Primary have recently moved into a new school building and are fundraising to landscape the old site to create a pond, allotment, running track and to plant wild flowers.
01 Jul 20 – 31 Jul 20
Money raised: £200
Cowes Lifeboat has 50 local people to provide a serviceable lifeboat 24 hours a day. Pagers can go off at any time and those on call are expected to get to the station to launch and crew the lifeboat within 10 minutes.
01 Jun 20 – 30 Jun 20
Money raised: £240
Free Food Sandown is a charity that collects end of day food from supermarkets and gives it away for free at Sandown train station, and also now in Ventnor.