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Cyclists using the PedalAid app are being asked their views to help develop the app to further meet the needs of users.
The online survey can be accessed at the following link: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PedalAidSurvey2019
The Isle of Wight Council launched the PedalAid mobile app in 2017, using funding secured competitively from the Department for Transport. The primary objective of PedalAid is to encourage more people to cycle to work, but it is also providing popular with recreational cyclists.
To date over 40,000 kilometres of cycling have been recorded
Isle of Wight Council cabinet member for transport, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “I would urge the 650 PedalAid registered users to respond to the survey as their views are essential to how we might develop the app to best meet the needs of future users.”
Each month, PedalAid users are set a cumulative distance challenge of 3000 kilometres. If the challenge is achieved, a donation is made to a nominated charity. Last month’s charity recipient was UKSA – the maritime charity based in Cowes that provides water-based experiences and training for young people.
The September charity challenge is in aid of YMCA Young Carers Isle of Wight, which is a service supporting around 300 people under 18 who care for a loved one because of ill health or disability.
For further information on PedalAid, visit www.pedalaid.org
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A new guide promoting electric bike use combined with a love of food has been launched from an Island business, thanks to funding from the council.
Created by The Seaview Hotel, Seaview, with routes by CycleWight
Cabinet member for infrastructure and transport, Councillor Ian Ward, said: “This is a really exciting project from one of our Sustainable Transport Innovation Grant winners and it is great to see the active travel message being carried out in such a creative way.
“I’m sure visitors will be encouraged to drive less and see more of our beautiful Island, with a little help from electric bikes and at the same time, helping support our local tourism economy. I’m delighted to see the success of this local business and we will continue to support their active travel initiatives.”
Tracy Mikich, marketing manager at Seaview Hotel, said: “We hope
“You can definitely see more of our beautiful coast and countryside from a bike and what better way to refuel than a lovely locally-sourced lunch at one of the Island’s delicious eateries, at the same time as making a greener sight-seeing choice.”
The guide recently received a boost when the hotel invited Island food bloggers Matt and Cat to try out the routes they had helped create.
Cat James from Matt and Cat said: “We were delighted to be asked to curate the rides for the ‘Cycling Gourmand’ trails. It was hard to restrict ourselves to just six featured eateries for the ebike adventure, as there are so many fantastic places to eat on the Island. We had a great day riding the hotel’s electric bikes visiting lovely venues.”
Visit www.MattandCat.co.uk or twitter (@MattandCat), to find out how they got on.
The Seaview Hotel successfully bid for funding following the launch of the Sustainable Transport Innovation Grant Fund in July 2018, when the council put out the call for organisations to submit applications for funding to deliver their own innovative sustainable transport projects.
Cycling Gourmand was funded competitively from the Isle of Wight Council’s Active Travel Innovation Grant. The Sustainable Transport Innovation Grant forms part of a wider programme of
For further information on current projects, please visit: http://www.iwight.com/SustainableTravel
More information on ‘Cycling Gourmand’ short breaks is