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Peter McQuade is awarded an MBE

“Peter McQuade has devoted countless hours fundraising over £1.5 million (and cycling as many miles!) for 500 charities and has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2016.” Peter commented:   ‘While I am personally proud to receive an MBE, I am very conscious of the fact that a lot of people made a ...

Date added: January 14, 2016

Famous Ride Passes 30 Year Milestone

In 1986, 30 years ago, Peter McQuade eased onto the saddle of his bicycle and set off from the middle of Paris on a solo bike ride to his home on Hayling Island in Hampshire. He had no experience, apart from a few miles in practice. He had no special clothing or saddles nor a particularly fit-for-purpose bike. ...

Date added: May 23, 2015

Bob Parkinson memorial ride

On Sunday 5th October more than 40 cyclists rode from Lyndhurst on a 43 mile route which had become a favourite for Bob over recent years. With an early start and having driven from the Hayling area a coffee stop in Beaulieu after only 7 miles of cycling was very welcome and a chance for ...

Date added: October 6, 2014

Welcome to the new Hayling Cycle Ride web site

Hopefully you’ll find it an improvement over the old one. As you’ve found the new site has the same web address as the old one.  Addresses of individual pages on the site have changed, however.  For the main pages, if you try to use the old address you will see a page telling you the new ...

Date added: June 12, 2014

“Intoxicating fluids at the bar in Muids” – again

Hayling Islander article – March 2014 With the turn of the year the planning for the next Hayling Cycle ride intensifies. While hotels have been booked months back , we need to finalise the numbers, arrange way-side stops and check the route. Having not been to Paris since 2007 these things need a bit more attention ...

Date added: February 18, 2014

Hayling Islander article – January 2014

I was pleased to hear some great news recently from regular rider Paul Clutterbuck. In 2013 Emsworth resident and retired IBM executive Paul raised £3,323 for his chosen charity Operation Smile. After first entering the Ride in 2005 (despite only having one lung!) he has raised nearly £25,000 over 7 rides – a phenomenal achievement. ...

Date added: February 18, 2014

Hayling Islander article – December 2013

The Hayling Cycle Ride most obviously conjours up images of sunny days, perhaps with cyclists enjoying “a pit stop” at a French café . However at this time of year our thoughts naturally turn to the festive season and in particular our spin on it namely the annual Santa Ride. Now in its 18th year ...

Date added: February 18, 2014

Returning to our ‘routes’

It’s now official! We have gone back to our original name “The Paris to Hayling Charity Cycle Ride”. This reflects the fact that in 2014 we are truly going back to our “routes”. It may sound hard to believe but after 28 of our annual rides I can still get excited about the next one ...

Date added: November 16, 2013

London To Hayling 2013

Copy of an article that recently appeared in The Hayling Islander Various members of the Hayling Cycle Ride were delighted to again support HOPEHIV’s annual London to Hayling Cycle Ride. Over 70 riders set off from Wimbledon Common on Sunday 8th September. While the day started sunny the riders journey to the south coast, along an ...

Date added: October 19, 2013

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