1st November to 30th November 2017
In 2015, after having volunteered at Newport Night Shelter for many years, Trevor Blaney decided to take action and do something to help the Island’s homeless people who are excluded from society, unable to access support services because of alcohol or drug dependency or mental illness.
He created the Pop Up Soup Kitchen which now feeds hundreds of people and helps provide the necessities of food, warmth and provisions. It is run entirely on donations and the goodwill of Trevor and his team of volunteers. They need money for fuel for food deliveries, and for providing the essentials that will make a real difference to homeless people on the Island.
How it Works
Every kilometre ridden along the Cowes to Newport cycle path releases 10p from the sponsorship fund to help the Pop Up Soup Kitchen.
If the total target distance of 2,000km is reached by the end of the challenge on 30th November 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.