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.
01 Apr 19 – 30 Apr 19
Target distance: 2,500km
This month we are raising money for The Isle of Wight branch of Re-Cycle Bikes to Africa who recycle bikes from the UK and send them to rural communities in Africa. The donation would pay for fuel for trips taking donated bikes to Colchester, the national headquarters. They will receive 10p for every kilometre ridden - or £400 if the target is reached.
For this challenge, we have a mystery prize up for grabs!
Everyone who individually cycles more than 10km during the current challenge will be entered into the draw. You'll get an entry for each additional 10km you ride - up to a maximum of 10 entries.
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.
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).
01 Mar 19 – 31 Mar 19
Money raised: £400
Isle Access provide information about access for visitors and residents and provide disability awareness training and guidance. The sponsor this month is Brading Roman Villa.
01 Jan 19 – 28 Feb 19
Money raised: £400
The sponsor for the New Year Challenge is Inns Of Distinction - a family run business with three excellent pubs in great locations across the Island.
01 Nov 18 – 31 Dec 18
Money raised: £354
The sponsor for the End of Year Challenge was NFU Mutual who nominated WightAid as their charity of choice for the current challenge. The WightAid Foundation supports charitable projects across the Island.