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

Riverside School
Le Court Cheshire Home
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Havant & District Mencap
Naomi House
Appeal 4 Emma
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Hamilton Lodge School
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

St Wilfrid's Hospice

Portsmouth Relate
Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Mayville High School
Hayling Island Community Centre
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Hayling UFC Friends of St Mary's Church Hayling Blind Club Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Enable Ability Hayling Guides
Magpie Scanner Appeal Hayling Sports Centre Reuben Coe Trust
Hampshire Autistic Society

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
1st Emsworth Scout Group
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
St Andrews Church
Hayling College Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex St Mary's Church, Hayling Island
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's

Snowdrop Trust
Mothers Union, Hayling Havant Holiday Venture
Mill Rythe Infant School
Cycle Hayling
Abbeyfield Havant Home MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Derek Biggs Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Headway, Southampton

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Rachel Madock's School
Hayling St Andrews FC
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Havant Portage Service Hayling Red Cross
Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Emsworth Stroke Club
Hants Asthma Society
Hayling Health Centre
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Uphill Castle Cricket Club
"Hayling Bridge" In Ghana Glenhurst Pre-School Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Gosport Opportunity Group
Bedhampton Guides District
The Hayling College

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Havant Council of Community Service

Maggie's Cancer Centre
Hayling Community Gym Club
Rocking Horse Appeal

Mengham Junior School
Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors Orchard Close, Hayling Island
Mengham Infant School
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital

Prebendal School
Homestart, Havant
Rose Road Children's Appeal
Countess Mountbatten House

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) KIDS S.E.
Hi Y Cafe

Mill Rythe Junior School
PALS Lions Club of Hayling Island Fairbridge Solent

Open Sight
Friends of Hayling Trees
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Havant and District MS Society
The Rowans Hospice Hope Lodge School
Jubilee Nursery

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Operation Smile

Alzheimer's Society

Dogs for the Disabled

Christian Aid

RYA Sailability

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

The Lady Taverners
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Psoriasis Association

Canine Partners for Independence
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Prince's Trust

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Swindon Down Syndrome Association


Reaching the Unreached

Medecins sans Frontieres

Cancer Research UK

Friends of Russian Children

Eating Disorders Association


Khao Lak Appeal

Leprosy Mission

Action Medical Research
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund


Freidrichs Ataxia

Vision Aid Overseas

St John Ambulance Brigade

British Heart Foundation

British Kidney Patient Association


Terence Higgins Trust

World Cancer Research Fund
Royal Brompton Hospital
Door of Hope

The Scleroderma Society
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Diabetes UK


Save the Children
WRNS Benevolent Trust

Arthritis Research Campaign

Breast Cancer Campaign
Romanian Orphans DebRA Diabetes UK
Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Leukaemia Research

Army Benevolent Fund
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Age Concern
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Starfish Project Trust

Lupus U.K.

British Thyroid Foundation



Sight Savers International

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Dreams Come True

Help the Aged
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

Oracle Cancer Trust

Marksman Appeal


International Myeloma Foundation

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
Ikama Labantu


Childline Children Say Charity
Help For Heroes

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Great Ormond Street

National Asthma Campaign

Teenage Cancer Trust

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

CLIC Sargent


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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