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

KIDS S.E. Bedhampton Guides District
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Naomi House

Mayville High School
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Countess Mountbatten House
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Abbeyfield Havant Home
Rocking Horse Appeal

Hampshire Autistic Society

Headway, Southampton
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Myositis Support Group, Southampton

Snowdrop Trust
St Andrews Church GAFIRS
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Homestart, Havant
Derek Biggs Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Havant and District MS Society
Mengham Infant School
Hope Lodge School
St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Prebendal School
Mothers Union, Hayling
Hayling UFC
Mengham Junior School
The Rowans Hospice PALS
Le Court Cheshire Home Havant Portage Service Glenhurst Pre-School Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Hayling Community Gym Club Hamilton Lodge School Appeal 4 Emma “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Orchard Close, Hayling Island
Portsmouth Relate

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Hayling College
Uphill Castle Cricket Club Enable Ability Fairbridge Solent Friends of St Mary’s Church

3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

The Hayling College

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Friends of Hayling Trees Reuben Coe Trust Duchess of Kent House Hospice St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
Riverside School Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Lions Club of Hayling Island Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Cycle Hayling

Hayling Blind Club 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Gosport Opportunity Group
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Havant & District Mencap
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
Hi Y Cafe
Rachel Madock’s School Hants Asthma Society
Hayling Guides Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Rose Road Children’s Appeal

Mill Rythe Infant School
Emsworth Stroke Club Hayling Island Community Centre
Hayling Health Centre

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Hayling Sports Centre
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Hayling Red Cross

Open Sight

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Havant Council of Community Service MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)

Jubilee Nursery
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Mill Rythe Junior School

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Hayling St Andrews FC
Havant Holiday Venture

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported


Leukaemia Research

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

International Myeloma Foundation

Cancer Research UK

Door of Hope

The Scleroderma Society

Starfish Project Trust

St John Ambulance Brigade


Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Dreams Come True


Reaching the Unreached

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Breast Cancer Campaign

Canine Partners for Independence

Romanian Orphans Childline Children Say Charity

Help For Heroes

Army Benevolent Fund

Marksman Appeal

National Asthma Campaign

Oracle Cancer Trust

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Save the Children


DebRA Diabetes UK BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

CLIC Sargent

Vision Aid Overseas

Action Medical Research
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association

World Cancer Research Fund

Psoriasis Association

Sight Savers International

Age Concern

The Lady Taverners


Medecins sans Frontieres

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Help the Aged

Eating Disorders Association

Freidrichs Ataxia

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
British Heart Foundation

Christian Aid

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
British Thyroid Foundation
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

Arthritis Research Campaign

RYA Sailability
SPARKS Ikama Labantu

Alzheimer’s Society

Terence Higgins Trust

National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

Great Ormond Street

Royal Brompton Hospital
Diabetes UK

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
Prince’s Trust

British Kidney Patient Association

Khao Lak Appeal

Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

Lupus U.K.

Leprosy Mission

Dogs for the Disabled

Friends of Russian Children

Operation Smile

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Teenage Cancer 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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