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

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

The Hayling College
Uphill Castle Cricket Club PALS

Mill Rythe Junior School
Lions Club of Hayling Island
Naomi House
Magpie Scanner Appeal
KIDS S.E. Fairbridge Solent
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Headway, Southampton

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) The Rowans Hospice Havant Holiday Venture

Hampshire Autistic Society
Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hamilton Lodge School
Rachel Madock’s School Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Enable Ability
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Bedhampton Guides District Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Hants Asthma Society Hayling Guides Hayling College Hayling Blind Club
Friends of Hayling Trees Havant Portage Service
Jubilee Nursery
Mothers Union, Hayling

Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Hayling Health Centre

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Reuben Coe Trust

Snowdrop Trust

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Hayling Sports Centre “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Hayling Red Cross St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
Rocking Horse Appeal

Homestart, Havant Appeal 4 Emma
3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Portsmouth Relate

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
GAFIRS Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Hayling Island Community Centre
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Countess Mountbatten House
Derek Biggs
Mayville High School
Le Court Cheshire Home MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Mill Rythe Infant School
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Riverside School
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Havant and District MS Society
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Open Sight
Hayling Community Gym Club Havant & District Mencap
Gosport Opportunity Group Havant Council of Community Service
Mengham Junior School
Hayling UFC
Cycle Hayling

Hayling St Andrews FC
Hope Lodge School Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Orchard Close, Hayling Island Emsworth Stroke Club

Hi Y Cafe
Friends of St Mary’s Church Glenhurst Pre-School St Andrews Church

Prebendal School

Mengham Infant School
1st Emsworth Scout Group

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Romanian Orphans

Eating Disorders Association
Royal Brompton Hospital

British Heart Foundation


Marksman Appeal
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.


Great Ormond Street

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Sight Savers International

Door of Hope

Arthursheil Rescue Centre
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Arthritis Research Campaign

The Scleroderma Society

Starfish Project Trust

Terence Higgins Trust


Operation Smile

World Cancer Research Fund

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Reaching the Unreached

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust


Diabetes UK

Leukaemia Research

Action Medical Research

DebRA Diabetes UK
Help the Aged

Vision Aid Overseas

National Asthma Campaign


Freidrichs Ataxia

Help For Heroes

Prince’s Trust


Breast Cancer Campaign

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Psoriasis Association

Canine Partners for Independence

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Relief

British Kidney Patient Association

Medecins sans Frontieres

St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
International Myeloma Foundation

Dogs for the Disabled

Save the Children

Army Benevolent Fund

CLIC Sargent


RYA Sailability
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Kalimpong Association (UK)

Age Concern

Alzheimer’s Society
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
British Thyroid Foundation

St John Ambulance Brigade
Ikama Labantu
SSAFA Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Lupus U.K.

Khao Lak Appeal


Christian Aid

Dreams Come True
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana) Childline Children Say Charity
The Lady Taverners

Friends of Russian Children
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Leprosy Mission

Cancer Research UK

Oracle Cancer Trust


Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

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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