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Explore 50km of cycle routes across the Isle of Wight.
Cowes - Newport - Merstone - Newchurch - Sandown - Shanklin - Wroxall - Godshill
Yarmouth - Freshwater
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 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.

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Latest Challenge

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

The Ward House Sandown & Shanklin Lifeboat Challenge 2

01 Nov 22 – 30 Nov 22

Target distance: 4,000km

For the second month running our charity is the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat which operates a 24/7 emergency service from Sandown. They receive no funding from the government and are not affiliated with the RNLI. They rely entirely on their fundraising activities and donations. We didn't hit the target last month so sponsor, Ward House Life & Mortgages, has agreed to give it another try.

The target this month is 4,000km. Use the PedalAid app to track journeys along the designated routes on the Isle of Wight. If the distance is achieved Ward House Mortgages and Life will make a donation of £200 to the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat.

Prize Draws

PedalAid T-Shirts

We have some fantastic prizes to win this month.

  • a £25 voucher for Adrian's Bike Shop
  • a Silver Service from Al's Bikes worth £50
  • 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.

Ward House Mortgages & Life
Ward House Mortgages and Life

This month’s sponsor

This month’s sponsor is Ward House Mortgages and Life – a financial company that has been based in the centre of Ryde for over thirty-four years. They support first time buyers and home movers, and help with remortgages and product transfers. They are also a local agency for the Yorkshire Building Society.

For more information see www.wardhouseiow.co.uk/.

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.

Current Offers

You can qualify for these fantastic offers and prizes simply by using the PedalAid app.

Prizes

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).

Al's Bikes
Al's Bikes

Silver Service

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.

PedalAid T-Shirts

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.

You can be one of the first to select a t-shirt from the brand new PedalAid Shop which contains clothing made by Rapanui.

Adrian's Bike Shop
Adrian's Bike Shop

£25 Voucher

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.

Offers

Al's Bikes
Al's 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.

Pedallers Cafe

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).

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

Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat

Ward House Sandown and Shanklin Lifeboat Challenge

01 Oct 22 – 31 Oct 22

Money raised: £100

Distance: 4,026km

This month our charity is the Sandown and Shanklin Independent Lifeboat which operates a 24/7 emergency service from Sandown. They receive no funding from the government and are not affiliated with the RNLI.

Living with Parkinson's

The Pedallers Café Parkinson’s Challenge

01 Sep 22 – 30 Sep 22

This month our charity is Parkinson's UK. They have a dynamic network of expert staff, health and social care professionals, volunteers and researchers, working together to improve life for everyone living with Parkinson's by providing support and funding research.

MAD-Aid

The Island Holiday Homes Ukraine Challenge

01 Aug 22 – 31 Aug 22

Money raised: £200

Distance: 7,971km

MAD-Aid, based in Cowes, help support children and adults with special needs, and run a therapy centre in Moldova. They are now running a programme to help Ukrainian Refugees in Moldovan and Ukrainian hospitals.