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

Rose Road Children's Appeal
Homestart, Havant
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Mothers Union, Hayling Havant Council of Community Service Enable Ability
Hayling UFC Hamilton Lodge School
Jubilee Nursery
1st Emsworth Scout Group
Havant and District MS Society MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Reuben Coe Trust
Portsmouth Relate
Derek Biggs Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Hampshire Autistic Society
Hayling Blind Club
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Headway, Southampton
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Fairbridge Solent The Rowans Hospice Uphill Castle Cricket Club Hayling Island Community Centre
Havant Holiday Venture
Mengham Junior School
Hayling College
Mill Rythe Infant School
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Abbeyfield Havant Home Hayling Red Cross Hayling Community Gym Club
Orchard Close, Hayling Island "Hayling Bridge" In Ghana
Lions Club of Hayling Island Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Hayling Guides

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Le Court Cheshire Home
Open Sight
Appeal 4 Emma
Rachel Madock's School
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
St Andrews Church
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
St Wilfrid's Hospice

Naomi House
Friends of St Mary's Church
Friends of Hayling Trees
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Snowdrop Trust

Mayville High School
Emsworth Stroke Club KIDS S.E. Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors
St Mary's Church, Hayling Island
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Maggie's Cancer Centre
Havant & District Mencap

Hayling St Andrews FC
Hope Lodge School Riverside School Countess Mountbatten House
Hayling Sports Centre
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Havant Portage Service
Mill Rythe Junior School

Prebendal School
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Hi Y Cafe
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Bedhampton Guides District
The Hayling College
Glenhurst Pre-School
Rocking Horse Appeal

Hayling Health Centre

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Gosport Opportunity Group
Mengham Infant School
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's
Hants Asthma Society Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Cycle Hayling

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Duchess of Kent House Hospice

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

Canine Partners for Independence
Diabetes UK

Army Benevolent Fund
SSAFA National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Sight Savers International
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust

Help the Aged

Arthritis Research Campaign
DebRA Diabetes UK
Psoriasis Association
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Age Concern
Royal Brompton Hospital


Dreams Come True
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Save the Children

The Scleroderma Society

Reaching the Unreached

British Thyroid Foundation

Dogs for the Disabled

Help For Heroes

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Oracle Cancer Trust


Kalimpong Association (UK)

Prince's Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

World Cancer Research Fund

Operation Smile

New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

National Asthma Campaign

Alzheimer's Society

Marksman Appeal
Ikama Labantu

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Childline Children Say Charity Romanian Orphans

Lupus U.K.

Khao Lak Appeal

Swindon Down Syndrome Association


RYA Sailability

Leprosy Mission

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

British Kidney Patient Association

CLIC Sargent

Cancer Research UK
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Starfish Project Trust
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Freidrichs Ataxia

Friends of Russian Children

Door of Hope

WRNS Benevolent Trust


Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)


British Heart Foundation

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Action Medical Research

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Leukaemia Research


International Myeloma Foundation

Great Ormond Street



Christian Aid

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Terence Higgins Trust

St John Ambulance Brigade

The Lady Taverners

Breast Cancer Campaign


Vision Aid Overseas


Medecins sans Frontieres

Eating Disorders Association
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer

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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