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

Hampshire Autistic Society

Hi Y Cafe
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Naomi House
Havant Council of Community Service
St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Hayling Health Centre
Fairbridge Solent
Headway, Southampton
The Rowans Hospice Hayling Island Community Centre

Mill Rythe Junior School
Hayling Guides Abbeyfield Havant Home
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Hayling UFC Appeal 4 Emma Hants Asthma Society Duchess of Kent House Hospice
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Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Uphill Castle Cricket Club Emsworth Stroke Club
Mill Rythe Infant School
Hayling College
Gosport Opportunity Group Hamilton Lodge School
Mayville High School

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Havant & District Mencap Hope Lodge School Weston-Super-Mare Hospital PALS
KIDS S.E. Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
1st Emsworth Scout Group

The Hayling College

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Hayling Red Cross Le Court Cheshire Home
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Countess Mountbatten House Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex GAFIRS
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island Rachel Madock’s School Hayling Sports Centre
Portsmouth Relate
Hayling Community Gym Club Orchard Close, Hayling Island Mothers Union, Hayling Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Riverside School Derek Biggs
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Hayling Blind Club

Mengham Infant School
Friends of St Mary’s Church
Jubilee Nursery

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Rocking Horse Appeal
Glenhurst Pre-School
Mengham Junior School

Snowdrop Trust
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)

Prebendal School

Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors St Andrews Church Homestart, Havant Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Reuben Coe Trust Friends of Hayling Trees Havant Holiday Venture Bedhampton Guides District
Lions Club of Hayling Island Havant Portage Service
Hayling St Andrews FC
Havant and District MS Society
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Myositis Support Group, Southampton

Open Sight

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Great Ormond Street
Ikama Labantu St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Dreams Come True


Operation Smile

WRNS Benevolent Trust

British Kidney Patient Association

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Freidrichs Ataxia

Terence Higgins Trust
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association DebRA Diabetes UK
Sight Savers International

Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Teenage Cancer Trust

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Door of Hope

Dogs for the Disabled

Vision Aid Overseas

Medecins sans Frontieres


Arthritis Research Campaign

Prince’s Trust

Leukaemia Research

Canine Partners for Independence

Alzheimer’s Society

Breast Cancer Campaign

Help For Heroes

World Cancer Research Fund

CLIC Sargent


Swindon Down Syndrome Association
Romanian Orphans
Army Benevolent Fund
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Leprosy Mission


Childline Children Say Charity
Reaching the Unreached
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

Save the Children

Help the Aged

National Asthma Campaign

Arthursheil Rescue Centre


RYA Sailability

Friends of Russian Children

Marksman Appeal

The Scleroderma Society

The Lady Taverners


Diabetes UK

Cancer Research UK

Starfish Project Trust
Macmillan Cancer Relief

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Eating Disorders Association


Psoriasis Association

British Heart Foundation
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
British Thyroid Foundation

Age Concern


International Myeloma Foundation

Khao Lak Appeal
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust


St John Ambulance Brigade
Royal Brompton Hospital
Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Oracle Cancer Trust

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Lupus U.K.

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Action Medical Research


Christian Aid

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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