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 May 21 – 31 May 21
Target distance: 3,500km
This month's charity is the IOW Red Squirrel Trust. The Isle of Wight is a nationally important stronghold for red squirrels in the UK. The IOW Red Squirrel Trust is a local charity committed to the protection and survival of our native red squirrels, their habitat and the species that share it with them.
What better charity to support by cycling the Red Squirrel Trail?
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- a £50 voucher for Rapanui
- a £50 service from Isle of Wight Bikes
- 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 visit their website www.wightcyclehire.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.
£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.
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.
For the March, April and May challenges Isle of Wight Bikes in Newport are offering a free £50 service (excluding parts).
Isle of Wight Bikes is a brand new bike shop in Newport on the corner of Lugley Street and St. James Street – offering `everything bike’ for the entire family. ISLE OF WIGHT BIKES’ founder and local resident Justin Steele will bring his extensive knowledge of cycling to help inspire other locals to enjoy cycling in a safe and fun way.
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.
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 Apr 21 – 30 Apr 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 Mar 21 – 31 Mar 21
Money raised: £200
The Isorropia Foundation is the Isle of Wight’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (CMHWS).
01 Feb 21 – 28 Feb 21
Money raised: £200
West Wight Men in Sheds promotes social inclusion, helping people integrate into society by providing a place and facilities where they can meet others and get involved in activities.