Since its beginning in 1986, the Hayling Cycle Ride has raised over £1,500,000 with over 500 charities and deserving causes benefitting from the fund raising efforts of over 2,500 riders from 16 different countries.

Some of the local charities we’ve supported

“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Homestart, Havant
Mengham Infant School

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Hampshire Autistic Society

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Le Court Cheshire Home Hayling UFC SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
KIDS S.E. Mothers Union, Hayling
Appeal 4 Emma Riverside School
Open Sight
Havant & District Mencap
Hayling Red Cross
Snowdrop Trust

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Hayling Blind Club
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
Mengham Junior School

Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hayling Community Gym Club
Jubilee Nursery

The Hayling College

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Havant and District MS Society Magpie Scanner Appeal Orchard Close, Hayling Island Hayling Guides

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Rachel Madock’s School

Hi Y Cafe
Friends of Hayling Trees Lions Club of Hayling Island Hayling Sports Centre
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
Hayling Health Centre
The Rowans Hospice Hope Lodge School
Friends of St Mary’s Church GAFIRS Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Hayling College
Prebendal School

Mayville High School
St Andrews Church
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Hayling Island Community Centre Derek Biggs
Hayling St Andrews FC
Havant Portage Service Reuben Coe Trust
Rose Road Children’s Appeal

Naomi House
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Mill Rythe Infant School
Countess Mountbatten House Glenhurst Pre-School

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Portsmouth Relate
Uphill Castle Cricket Club Gosport Opportunity Group
Havant Holiday Venture MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Fairbridge Solent
Rocking Horse Appeal

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Bedhampton Guides District Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Havant Council of Community Service Hamilton Lodge School Abbeyfield Havant Home
Maggie’s Cancer Centre
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Headway, Southampton

Mill Rythe Junior School
Emsworth Stroke Club
Enable Ability
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Hants Asthma Society

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

International Myeloma Foundation

Diabetes UK

Arthritis Research Campaign

Action Medical Research

Save the Children

Macmillan Cancer Relief

World Cancer Research Fund
DebRA Diabetes UK
Royal Brompton Hospital

Lupus U.K.
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

Terence Higgins Trust


British Heart Foundation

Breast Cancer Campaign

Alzheimer’s Society
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

Help the Aged

WRNS Benevolent Trust


Cancer Research UK



Help For Heroes

Leprosy Mission

Teenage Cancer Trust

Reaching the Unreached

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd


Age Concern

Arthursheil Rescue Centre


CLIC Sargent

Marksman Appeal

Operation Smile

Dreams Come True


Christian Aid

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Sight Savers International
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
British Kidney Patient Association

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Canine Partners for Independence

Freidrichs Ataxia
Childline Children Say Charity
Vision Aid Overseas
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

National Asthma Campaign

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Friends of Russian Children

Oracle Cancer Trust
Ikama Labantu
British Thyroid Foundation
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Khao Lak Appeal

Dogs for the Disabled

Starfish Project Trust

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Leukaemia Research




Great Ormond Street

Medecins sans Frontieres
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Army Benevolent Fund

St John Ambulance Brigade

Psoriasis Association

Prince’s Trust
Romanian Orphans


The Lady Taverners

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

The Scleroderma Society

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Door of Hope
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Eating Disorders Association

RYA Sailability

Some of the thanks we’ve received

Cancer Research UK – Over the years we have raised more than £50,000 for Cancer Research.
“We really appreciate this fantastic effort by so many cyclists, many of whom have suffered cancer themselves.”
Pam Lucas, Cancer Research UK, Hayling Island Branch
Including Cancer Research UK, we have raised over £150,000 for cancer–related charities.

S I D – The original Hayling Cycle Ride charity, which we’ve given over £7,000 since 1986.
“Fantastic fundraising! The money raised has made a big difference to our work to give babies the chance of a lifetime.”
Sarah Kenyon, Foundation For The Study Of Infant Deaths

The Rowans – The Hayling Cycle Ride has supported this local hospice since its beginning and raised more than £30,000.
“The support of community organisations like the Bike Ride is hugely important to our endeavour. We really appreciate all their efforts on our behalf and I cycle regularly on the event.”
Geoff Page, Fundraising Director, Rowans Hospice

Save the Children – Hayling Cycle Ride has donated over £8,000.
“Donations from organisations like the Paris To Hayling Charity Cycle Ride are vital. I was so impressed – I bought a bike and joined in!”
Lindsey Ewing, Save the Children, Hayling Island Branch

RNLI – Another regular beneficiary, having received over £7,000 from us.
“The RNLI Lifeboat Station on Hayling and its two Lifeboats have benefited from the ride for many years. Quite simply, their money has helped us to save lives at sea — we are extremely grateful.”
Nigel Roper, Lifeboat Operations Manager – RNLI , Hayling Island Branch

Age Concern – We’ve donated over £5,000 to our local branch over the years.
“Our Hayling members greatly appreciate the £500 given to us by ACE every Christmas, helping to provide lunch and presents.”
Don Hooker, Chairman, Age Concern, Hayling Island

The Lady Taverners – One of our newer riders, Sheila Penfold, has ridden for them on the last two rides, raising over £1,200.
“The Ride’s money will help us give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.”
Judith Chalmers OBE, President Emeritus, The Lady Taverners

Friends of Radiotherapy – One of a number of smaller charities we regularly assist, receiving over £1,500.
“We really admire their continuing efforts to help us and so many other deserving causes.”
Pat Clayton, Friends of Radiotherapy, St Mary’s, Portsmouth

3rd Hayling Scouts – We have raised over £3,000 for the Scouts as well as funds for local Guides groups.
“The Ride’s generosity has allowed us to provide additional opportunities for over 200 young people on Hayling Island.”
Ian Hawke, Scout Leader, Hayling Island

Local Schools – More than 20 schools in the area have received over £10,000.
“Over the years the generosity of the Paris to Hayling Bike Ride has been very welcome. It’s a phenomenal event.”
Max Bullough, Headmaster, The Hayling School

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