1st July to 31st July 2017
For this Bicycle Island Challenge we want your help to raise money for The Ventnor Skatepark Group who are fundraising to get the first purpose built concrete park for the Isle of Wight.
The Ventnor Skatepark Group was set up over 15 years ago by Volunteers in the community who wanted to ensure that there was a free to use, skate park facility in the town. Over these years skate ramps have been built and maintained by Volunteers, with all funding coming from donations.
In 2016 the Ventnor Skatepark Group gained charitable status as it embarked on its new project. In keeping with the rest of the UK, skateparks are now being built in concrete – the advantages being that they are much longer lasting and requiring maintenance. On the island we currently have no such provision.
How it Works
Every kilometre ridden along the Cowes to Newport cycle path releases 10p from the sponsorship fund to the Ventnor Skatepark Group.
If the total target distance of 2,000km is reached by the end of the challenge on 31st July the amount released is doubled!
- Each kilometre ridden raises 10p
- If the 2000km target is met the sponsorship money is DOUBLED
About the Bicycle Island App
Everyone riding the trail contributes to the current distance challenge. If the target is achieved a donation is made to support a local charity project on the island.
In the Guide section you can find out about what birds to look out for, about the old railway, the industrial heritage of the Medina… and much more.
See how your distance along the trail compares to others using the route. Join teams and compete as a group or individually.
Discover offers that are ‘unlocked’ at particular locations along the route. Offers will be changed regularly but you will need to cycle the route to discover them!
You can form teams of up to six riders. Compete against other teams for the glory of becoming the top ranking team on the leaderboard!
Report a Problem
The app provides the facility to report a problem along the Cowes to Newport cycle route. This will be submitted to the maintenance team at Island Roads.