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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

RNLI returning to the station

The Cowes Lifeboat Christmas Challenge

01 Dec 19 – 31 Dec 19

Target distance: 2,500km

Our charity of the month for December is Cowes Lifeboat again. We fell short of the distance target last month but we wanted to try again because this is such an important charity. 50 local volunteers ensure that there is a lifeboat service 24 hours a day, every single day of the year. The boat, building and equipment are all provided through public fundraising so they rely on donations.

Every kilometre ridden along the Red Squirrel cycle route contributes to the distance target of 2,500km. If the target is reached we will donate £200. If it is not reached they get nothing. Please help make sure they get the donation this time!

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

Cowes Lifeboat Challenge

01 Nov 19 – 30 Nov 19

Money raised: £0

Distance: 2,629km

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.

Wessex Cancer Trust - Daisy Bus

Wessex Cancer Trust Challenge

01 Oct 19 – 31 Oct 19

Money raised: £200

Distance: 3,056km

Wessex Cancer Trust provides services and support to those affected by cancer. The donation will go towards the Daisy Bus service for Island cancer patients.

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.