Since its beginning in 1986, the Hayling Cycle Ride has raised over £1,700,000 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

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Orchard Close, Hayling Island
St Wilfrid's Hospice
Fairbridge Solent
Magpie Scanner Appeal PALS Friends of Hayling Trees
Hayling Health Centre
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Mill Rythe Infant School
1st Emsworth Scout Group Hamilton Lodge School
Christina Noble Children's Foundation

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Glenhurst Pre-School Lions Club of Hayling Island Bedhampton Guides District
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Derek Biggs Gosport Opportunity Group
Mayville High School
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital

Open Sight
Reuben Coe Trust
Hi Y Cafe

Naomi House
The Rowans Hospice
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Mill Rythe Junior School

Rose Road Children's Appeal
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Headway, Southampton

Maggie's Cancer Centre
Rachel Madock's School
Cycle Hayling
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Havant & District Mencap Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Mothers Union, Hayling Friends of St Mary's Church
Enable Ability
St Mary's Church, Hayling Island
Snowdrop Trust
Hayling College MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
Rocking Horse Appeal
St Andrews Church
Hayling Blind Club
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Countess Mountbatten House East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors
Prebendal School
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Hayling Red Cross Emsworth Stroke Club
Hampshire Autistic Society
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Jubilee Nursery
Havant Holiday Venture Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Hayling Community Gym Club
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Hayling St Andrews FC
Appeal 4 Emma Havant Council of Community Service Havant Portage Service GAFIRS

Portsmouth Relate
Le Court Cheshire Home Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants "Hayling Bridge" In Ghana
Hayling Guides Hants Asthma Society Havant and District MS Society Hope Lodge School

Mengham Infant School

The Hayling College
Homestart, Havant
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's
Hayling Island Community Centre Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Hayling Sports Centre
Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth

Mengham Junior School
Hayling UFC Riverside School

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice


Kalimpong Association (UK)

CLIC Sargent

Arthritis Research Campaign

Dreams Come True
Childline Children Say Charity
Help the Aged

Breakthrough Breast Cancer


The Scleroderma Society

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust


Oracle Cancer Trust


RYA Sailability
Prince's Trust

Age Concern

Save the Children

British Kidney Patient Association

St John Ambulance Brigade

British Thyroid Foundation

Great Ormond Street

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Eating Disorders Association

Action Medical Research
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Leprosy Mission

World Cancer Research Fund


Diabetes UK

Breast Cancer Campaign


Cancer Research UK

Teenage Cancer Trust

Sight Savers International

Leukaemia Research
Ikama Labantu
British Heart Foundation

Marie Curie Cancer Care
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Macmillan Cancer Relief

National Fire Service Benevolent Fund Romanian Orphans

Khao Lak Appeal

Operation Smile
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Swindon Down Syndrome Association


Alzheimer's Society

Christian Aid
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

Canine Partners for Independence

Door of Hope

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Vision Aid Overseas

Medecins sans Frontieres

Friends of Russian Children

Dogs for the Disabled

Reaching the Unreached

Starfish Project Trust

National Asthma Campaign

Freidrichs Ataxia
Royal Brompton Hospital


Marksman Appeal

International Myeloma Foundation

The Lady Taverners

Help For Heroes

Arthursheil Rescue Centre



Psoriasis Association


Intermediate Technology DG Ltd
DebRA Diabetes UK

Lupus U.K.

Terence Higgins Trust

Army Benevolent Fund

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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