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

Abbeyfield Havant Home Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Countess Mountbatten House
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Rachel Madock’s School Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Rocking Horse Appeal
Havant & District Mencap
Homestart, Havant Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Emsworth Stroke Club
Mill Rythe Junior School
Cycle Hayling

Mayville High School
Appeal 4 Emma Havant Council of Community Service
Hope Lodge School Orchard Close, Hayling Island The Rowans Hospice Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
Hamilton Lodge School GAFIRS MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Uphill Castle Cricket Club
The Hayling College

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Hayling Blind Club
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Naomi House
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Hayling Sports Centre Duchess of Kent House Hospice KIDS S.E. Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Bedhampton Guides District
Mengham Infant School

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Friends of St Mary’s Church
St Andrews Church Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Mill Rythe Infant School
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Lions Club of Hayling Island
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Le Court Cheshire Home Derek Biggs
Mothers Union, Hayling Friends of Hayling Trees
Headway, Southampton

Myositis Support Group, Southampton

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Havant Holiday Venture Reuben Coe Trust
Open Sight

Hi Y Cafe
Glenhurst Pre-School
Hampshire Autistic Society
Riverside School

Jubilee Nursery
Hayling College
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Hayling Health Centre
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Hayling Guides

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex

Portsmouth Relate
Fairbridge Solent Hayling Island Community Centre Hants Asthma Society


3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Havant and District MS Society
Prebendal School

Mengham Junior School
Hayling UFC Gosport Opportunity Group Enable Ability

Hayling St Andrews FC
PALS Magpie Scanner Appeal
Snowdrop Trust
Hayling Community Gym Club Havant Portage Service Hayling Red Cross

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
RYA Sailability

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Vision Aid Overseas
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Starfish Project Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust

Action Medical Research

The Lady Taverners

DebRA Diabetes UK
Alzheimer’s Society

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Dogs for the Disabled

Door of Hope


Friends of Russian Children

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

CLIC Sargent



Christian Aid

Arthritis Research Campaign
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Operation Smile

Medecins sans Frontieres

Dreams Come True

Khao Lak Appeal

Eating Disorders Association

Breast Cancer Campaign

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

British Thyroid Foundation

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Leprosy Mission

Diabetes UK

Save the Children
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Leukaemia Research

International Myeloma Foundation

Reaching the Unreached

Ikama Labantu
Help For Heroes


Teenage Cancer Trust

National Asthma Campaign

Canine Partners for Independence

Age Concern
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Psoriasis Association

Cancer Research UK

Prince’s Trust


Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Help the Aged


Freidrichs Ataxia

Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Marksman Appeal

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Terence Higgins Trust

Lupus U.K.


British Heart Foundation
Royal Brompton Hospital
Sight Savers International


World Cancer Research Fund

Great Ormond Street

Army Benevolent Fund


British Kidney Patient Association

The Scleroderma Society
Romanian Orphans
St John Ambulance Brigade
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust Childline Children Say Charity

Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Kalimpong Association (UK)

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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