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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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Many Island charities already helped
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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

Foodbank delivery​​

The IoW Foodbank Lockdown Challenge​

01 Apr 20 – 30 Apr 20

Target distance: 500km

Well, February’s storms don’t seem quite so terrible now that we’ve seen what March brought. Our charity of the month is the IoW Foodbank which provides food and support to people in crisis on the Isle of Wight. There are seven foodbanks located across the Island all of which are stocked and managed from the main foodbank centre in Cowes. Currently, it is more important than ever that they are able to support those most in need on the Island.

We have deliberately set a very low distance target this month because we don’t want to encourage people to cycle more than they really need to.

It is important that we all follow the government advice at this current time. We support people cycling as their chosen mode of exercise, and that people continue to use the Red Squirrel Trail - though please take care to stay 2m from other trail users.

Rapanui Prize Draw

Rapanui Clothing

Rapanui

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

Isle Access accessible bikes

The Isle Access Spring Challenge

01 Mar 20 – 31 Mar 20

Money raised: £200

Distance: 2,227km

Isle Access encourages greater accessibility & inclusion. They also have a fleet of accessible bikes that allows people to experience cycling for the first time.

The Isle Access Leap Year Challenge

01 Feb 20 – 29 Feb 20

Money raised: £0

Distance: 2,004km

Isle Access encourages greater accessibility & inclusion. They also have a fleet of accessible bikes that allows people to experience cycling for the first time.

Mountbatten nurses

The Mountbatten New Year Challenge

01 Jan 20 – 31 Jan 20

Money raised: £200

Distance: 2,609km

Mountbatten provides expert care and support to anyone on the Isle of Wight who is facing death, dying and bereavement.