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

Rachel Madock’s School
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Enable Ability Havant Holiday Venture

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants GAFIRS Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling

Rose Road Children’s Appeal

Hampshire Autistic Society

Jubilee Nursery
Cycle Hayling
Duchess of Kent House Hospice Le Court Cheshire Home The Rowans Hospice Havant & District Mencap
Friends of St Mary’s Church
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Appeal 4 Emma

Open Sight

Mengham Junior School
Hamilton Lodge School Fairbridge Solent
Gosport Opportunity Group Homestart, Havant Abbeyfield Havant Home
Mill Rythe Junior School
Derek Biggs
Naomi House

Hayling Health Centre
St Andrews Church
Hayling Red Cross Havant and District MS Society St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

The Hayling College
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Hayling Sports Centre Riverside School

Prebendal School
Glenhurst Pre-School
Mill Rythe Infant School
Friends of Hayling Trees
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Hayling UFC 1st Emsworth Scout Group Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Bedhampton Guides District Havant Portage Service Hants Asthma Society
Snowdrop Trust

Hi Y Cafe
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Hayling Island Community Centre KIDS S.E.

Headway, Southampton

Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Mengham Infant School

St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Hayling St Andrews FC

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Rocking Horse Appeal

Mayville High School

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Lions Club of Hayling Island
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Myositis Support Group, Southampton

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Countess Mountbatten House
Havant Council of Community Service Hayling Blind Club Orchard Close, Hayling Island Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Hope Lodge School Magpie Scanner Appeal Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) PALS

Portsmouth Relate
Hayling Community Gym Club Reuben Coe Trust Hayling Guides
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth) Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Uphill Castle Cricket Club Mothers Union, Hayling Emsworth Stroke Club Hayling College

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust


Arthritis Research Campaign

National Asthma Campaign

Lupus U.K.


Operation Smile


International Myeloma Foundation

Breast Cancer Campaign

Sight Savers International

Door of Hope

Teenage Cancer Trust


St John Ambulance Brigade
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

Reaching the Unreached

British Kidney Patient Association
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Terence Higgins Trust

Save the Children

Oracle Cancer Trust

Dogs for the Disabled

Eating Disorders Association

Psoriasis Association

Starfish Project Trust

World Cancer Research Fund

Macmillan Cancer Relief

WRNS Benevolent Trust

CLIC Sargent


Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Army Benevolent Fund

Diabetes UK

Arthursheil Rescue Centre


Medecins sans Frontieres

Help the Aged
Royal Brompton Hospital
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
The Scleroderma Society
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association

RYA Sailability

Marksman Appeal

Khao Lak Appeal


Alzheimer’s Society
Action Medical Research

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
Childline Children Say Charity
Dreams Come True

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Leukaemia Research
Marie Curie Cancer Care

Canine Partners for Independence

Friends of Russian Children

Age Concern

The Lady Taverners

Great Ormond Street


Help For Heroes
DebRA Diabetes UK
Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

British Thyroid Foundation


British Heart Foundation


Prince’s Trust
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Cancer Research UK
Ikama Labantu Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Christian Aid

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Leprosy Mission

Vision Aid Overseas
Romanian Orphans

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Freidrichs Ataxia

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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