The Bicycle Island app has had a major makeover and is now called PedalAid.
It’s still encouraging people to get on their bike and ride, and in doing so raise money for local Island charities. It now covers a wider area – from Cowes to Sandown, Shanklin and Wroxall.
Check out the new website www.pedalaid.org
1st August to 31st August 2018
Wheatsheaf Trust is a community-based charity working in deprived areas of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. They support disengaged young people from poor, challenging backgrounds, such as growing up in a workless household, children in care or leaving the Care system, as well as disadvantaged unemployed adults.
Wheatsheaf Trust advise and help by providing advice and guidance, mentoring, job skills training, advocacy (to resolve issues such as housing or debt) and direct job brokerage with their network of local employers.
Any money raised through this challenge would go towards purchasing refurbished bikes to provide clients with an alternative form of transport to access opportunities. This allow them to become more independent, and more able to access employment and training opportunities on the Island.
How it Works
Every kilometre ridden along the Cowes to Newport cycle path releases 10p from the sponsorship fund to Wheatsheaf Trust.
If the total target distance of 2,000km is reached by the end of the challenge on 31st August 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
We’re thrilled to have A-To-There as our sponsor for this challenge. A-To-There is a transport and tourism consultancy specialising in delivering innovative travel experiences.
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.