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 Jan 21 – 31 Jan 21
Target distance: 2,500km
Our first charity of the month for 2021 is Aspire Ryde which builds community in Ryde and the surrounding areas. They have repurposed a redundant church building and support over 1000 people per week with groups, facilities and poverty based projects such as their free food stand.
We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.
- a £50 voucher for Rapanui
- 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.
The Connect2Work programme encourages local residents on the IoW to change the way they make work-related journeys, to increase long-term use of active and sustainable modes of travel.
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
Each month Al's Bikes in Sandown are giving away a set of Schwalbe tyres (any size - mtb, road or hybrid).
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 Dec 20 – 31 Dec 20
Money raised: £100
Our charity of the month for December was Sight for Wight, which helps any Islander experiencing sight loss, including relatives and carers.
01 Nov 20 – 30 Nov 20
Money raised: £100
Our charity of the month for November was People Matter IW, a user led organisation that provides help to anyone with a disability or support need.
01 Oct 20 – 31 Oct 20
Money raised: £100
Our charity of the month for October was WightAID, a grant giving organisation which contributes towards local Isle of Wight charitable projects.