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

MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Hayling UFC
Mengham Junior School

Snowdrop Trust
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Magpie Scanner Appeal Havant Holiday Venture Mothers Union, Hayling
Hayling Island Community Centre Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Enable Ability Reuben Coe Trust
Prebendal School
Havant and District MS Society Hayling College

Open Sight
Hants Asthma Society
Hampshire Autistic Society
Bedhampton Guides District

Hayling Health Centre

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Le Court Cheshire Home GAFIRS
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island Riverside School
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Rocking Horse Appeal
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Gosport Opportunity Group
Jubilee Nursery


Naomi House

Mayville High School
St Andrews Church Havant & District Mencap

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Mill Rythe Junior School
Hayling Guides
Portsmouth Relate
Emsworth Stroke Club
Jubilee Sailing Trust
KIDS S.E. Countess Mountbatten House
1st Emsworth Scout Group Friends of St Mary’s Church
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex

3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Hamilton Lodge School
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Friends of Hayling Trees

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Havant Portage Service Orchard Close, Hayling Island

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Derek Biggs Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Hayling Blind Club Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Abbeyfield Havant Home
Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Mill Rythe Infant School
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Hayling Red Cross

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Appeal 4 Emma
Mengham Infant School
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Lions Club of Hayling Island
Headway, Southampton
Havant Council of Community Service
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Duchess of Kent House Hospice Homestart, Havant
Hayling Sports Centre The Rowans Hospice
Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Hayling Community Gym Club Fairbridge Solent
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Glenhurst Pre-School

Hayling St Andrews FC
Hope Lodge School
Hi Y Cafe
Rachel Madock’s School

The Hayling College
Uphill Castle Cricket Club SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

British Heart Foundation

Canine Partners for Independence

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
Royal Brompton Hospital

Dreams Come True

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Leukaemia Research

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Starfish Project Trust

Macmillan Cancer Relief
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust DebRA Diabetes UK

British Thyroid Foundation


Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Alzheimer’s Society

Oracle Cancer Trust
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Save the Children


Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice



The Lady Taverners

Dogs for the Disabled


Reaching the Unreached

Medecins sans Frontieres
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Help For Heroes


Cancer Research UK

Army Benevolent Fund

Great Ormond Street

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)


Arthritis Research Campaign

The Scleroderma Society
Ikama Labantu Romanian Orphans SSAFA Childline Children Say Charity

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Friends of Russian Children

Eating Disorders Association

RYA Sailability
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust


Lupus U.K.

Freidrichs Ataxia

Teenage Cancer Trust

Terence Higgins Trust

Marksman Appeal

Age Concern

British Kidney Patient Association

St John Ambulance Brigade

Khao Lak Appeal
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Action Medical Research

Christian Aid


Diabetes UK
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Operation Smile

CLIC Sargent

Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
World Cancer Research Fund

Help the Aged

Door of Hope

Vision Aid Overseas


Sight Savers International

Breakthrough Breast Cancer


International Myeloma Foundation

National Asthma Campaign

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Breast Cancer Campaign

Prince’s Trust


Leprosy Mission

Psoriasis Association

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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