Since its beginning in 1986, the Hayling Cycle Ride has raised over £1,600,000 with over 500 charities and deserving causes benefiting from the fund raising efforts of over 2,500 riders from 16 different countries.

Some of the local charities we've supported

GAFIRS Fairbridge Solent
Mayville High School
Countess Mountbatten House
Mill Rythe Infant School
The Rowans Hospice
Portsmouth Relate
Havant & District Mencap Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Emsworth Stroke Club
St Wilfrid's Hospice
Gosport Opportunity Group
Jubilee Sailing Trust
"Hayling Bridge" In Ghana
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Duchess of Kent House Hospice Havant Portage Service Lions Club of Hayling Island
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

The Hayling College

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Rachel Madock's School Hayling Community Gym Club
Hayling UFC Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Magpie Scanner Appeal
Naomi House
Hayling Island Community Centre Homestart, Havant St Mary's Church, Hayling Island 1st Emsworth Scout Group

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Jubilee Nursery

Hampshire Autistic Society
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants St Andrews Church Hayling Guides
Reuben Coe Trust
Hayling St Andrews FC

Prebendal School

Mengham Infant School

Maggie's Cancer Centre
Hayling Red Cross

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Friends of St Mary's Church Hope Lodge School
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Hamilton Lodge School
Glenhurst Pre-School Friends of Hayling Trees
Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Cycle Hayling

Mengham Junior School
Enable Ability
3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Hi Y Cafe

Mill Rythe Junior School
Hayling Blind Club Riverside School
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Havant Holiday Venture Hayling Sports Centre Hants Asthma Society
KIDS S.E. Havant and District MS Society Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth) Uphill Castle Cricket Club

Headway, Southampton
Orchard Close, Hayling Island Havant Council of Community Service
Snowdrop Trust
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Derek Biggs Le Court Cheshire Home Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors

Open Sight
Appeal 4 Emma Bedhampton Guides District
Rocking Horse Appeal
Hayling College
Hayling Health Centre
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
Rose Road Children's Appeal
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Mothers Union, Hayling

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

Kalimpong Association (UK)


Marksman Appeal


Help the Aged

Dogs for the Disabled

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

British Heart Foundation
Childline Children Say Charity
Vision Aid Overseas
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Romanian Orphans

Canine Partners for Independence

Khao Lak Appeal

Cancer Research UK


Arthritis Research Campaign

Teenage Cancer Trust
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Dreams Come True

Breast Cancer Campaign

Alzheimer's Society



British Thyroid Foundation

Sight Savers International
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Swindon Down Syndrome Association


Royal Brompton Hospital
Action Medical Research

Reaching the Unreached

Christian Aid

Age Concern


Leukaemia Research

Freidrichs Ataxia

British Kidney Patient Association
DebRA Diabetes UK

WRNS Benevolent Trust

St John Ambulance Brigade

World Cancer Research Fund


National Asthma Campaign

Terence Higgins Trust


Oracle Cancer Trust
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C. St Francis Akwatia (Ghana) Ikama Labantu Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association

Save the Children

Psoriasis Association

Operation Smile

The Scleroderma Society

Door of Hope

RYA Sailability

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Great Ormond Street

Macmillan Cancer Relief

The Lady Taverners
Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

International Myeloma Foundation

Prince's Trust

Diabetes UK

Medecins sans Frontieres

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Starfish Project Trust

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Friends of Russian Children

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Leprosy Mission

Eating Disorders Association

Lupus U.K.

Army Benevolent Fund

Help For Heroes

CLIC Sargent

Breakthrough Breast Cancer
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust

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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