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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

Gift to Nature

The Routefifty7 Bike Hire Gift to Nature Challenge

01 Jul 22 – 31 Jul 22

Target distance: 7,000km

This month’s charity is Natural Enterprise Ltd - an environmental charity that manages 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.

The target this month is 7,000km. Use the PedalAid app to track journeys along the 50km of designated routes on the Isle of Wight. If the distance is achieved Routefifty7 will make a donation of £200 to Gift to Nature.

Prize Draws

PedalAid T-Shirts

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.

Routefifty7

This month’s sponsor

Routefifty7 has over 100 bikes of all types for tourists and locals alike. They offer island-wide delivery and will provide breakdown assistance should cyclists encounter any problems while out on the road. They are based in Shanklin directly on the Red Squirrel Trail.

For more information see routefifty7.com.

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).

Routefifty7 Bike Picnic

Bicycle Picnic

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
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.

Wight Cycle Hire

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.

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.

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.

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

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

The PC Consultants Cystic Fibrosis Trust Challenge

01 Jun 22 – 30 Jun 22

Money raised: £100

Distance: 6,430km

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.

Mix and Mingle at Sight for Wight

The Beryl Sight for Wight Challenge

01 May 22 – 31 May 22

Money raised: £200

Distance: 8,246km

Our charity of the month for May was Sight for Wight, who help any Islander experiencing sight loss, including relatives and carers.

MAD-Aid

The Island Holiday Homes MAD-Aid Challenge

01 Apr 22 – 30 Apr 22

Money raised: £200

Distance: 6,838km

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.