Yarmouth - Freshwater
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 Aug 22 – 31 Aug 22
Target distance: 7,500km
This month we are raising money for MAD-Aid’s Ukraine appeal. MAD-Aid help support children and adults with special needs, and run a therapy centre in Moldova. They are currently running a programme to support Ukrainian Refugees.
The target this month is 7,500km. Use the PedalAid app to track journeys along the 50km of designated routes on the Isle of Wight. If the distance is achieved Island Holiday Homes will make a donation of £200 to MAD-Aid's Ukraine programme.
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- breakfast for two at Pedallers Café
- breakfast for two at Off the Rails, from Wight Cycle Hire
- a £25 voucher for Adrian's Bike Shop
- a Silver Service from Al's Bikes worth £50
- a Bike Picnic worth £30 from It's About Thyme, donated by Routefifty7
- a free PedalAid 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
A service tailored to your needs… Your holiday home professionally managed by self-catering experts from Island-based offices, affording you a first class service, tailored to suit your individual needs.
For more information see island-holiday-homes.net.
The Cycle Route
Much of 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 Newport to Sandown, then loops back through Shanklin, Wroxall and Godshill.
New for 2022 we have added additional routes. From Newport these go to Island Harbour, Mews Lane and Carisbrooke. On the west of the Island there is now the Yarmouth to Freshwater Bay route.
Routes are mostly off-road, and suitable for all bike types. Most of it is flat and easy going, making these good commuter routes as well as very enjoyable leisure routes.
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).
routefifty7 provide bike hire from Shanklin. They have a wide range of bikes, including electric bikes. They are offering a bicycle picnic (up to a value of £35) delivered by local supplier It's About Thyme.
Adrian's Bike Shop are offering a free £25 voucher to spend in their Freshwater or new Cowes premises.
The new shop is situated very close to the West Cowes end of the Red Squirrel Cycle Trail and like the existing shop in Freshwater, it provides bicycle sales, servicing, accessories and parts along with a collection and delivery service.
Breakfast For Two at Off The Rails
Breakfast for two people at Off the Rails on the Yarmouth to Freshwater Cycle Track (up to a value of £30). Established in 2005 Wight Cycle Hire are the Island’s Cycle Hire specialists. Their Yarmouth Hire Centre, located in the rural West Wight is the perfect starting point for exploring the downs, the beautiful beaches of the South Coast and the iconic Needles. Open 7 days a week, April – October.
Each month Al's Bikes in Sandown are giving away a Silver Service worth £50.
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.
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.
10% off at Pedallers Café
Located in Newchurch, Pedallers Café’s back doors open right onto the Red Squirrel Trail. PedalAid users can receive 10% off all purchases by showing the PedalAid app.
£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 Jul 22 – 31 Jul 22
Money raised: £200
Natural Enterprise Ltd are an environmental charity that manage 30 nature sites on the Island as part of the Gift to Nature project. They range from large country parks to small urban green spaces. Their aim is to make their open access sites more accessible and fulfilling for all.
01 Jun 22 – 30 Jun 22
Money raised: £100
The local Cystic Fibrosis branch, covering the Portsmouth & Wight area, has been active for over 50 years, raising awareness and funds for research and welfare. Recent new medications have brought new hope and health, to many, but not all.
01 May 22 – 31 May 22
Money raised: £200
Our charity of the month for May was Sight for Wight, who help any Islander experiencing sight loss, including relatives and carers.