1st February to 31st March 2018
1st Newport Scout Group (The Old Guard) has its full name for a very good reason – it is the oldest surviving scout group in the world! They celebrate their 110th anniversary on 8th February, so this is the perfect time to be helping them raise some money.
They provide weekly fun, challenge, adventure and training for 75 children between the ages of 6 – 14 but they want to encourage even more children to get involved. They are raising money to install all-inclusive access facilities to their headquarters and to install the Island’s first indoor artificial caving system.
We’ve got a great chance to help them achieve this because this challenge, like the previous one, is going to run for double the normal amount of time, from February through to the end of March.
How it Works
Every kilometre ridden along the Cowes to Newport cycle path releases 10p from the sponsorship fund to 1st Newport Scouts (The Old Guard).
If the total target distance of 2,000km is reached by the end of the challenge on 31st March 2018 the amount released is doubled! The cycle path is about 5km long so to reach the target needs around 400 journeys.
- 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.