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

Snowdrop Trust
Rachel Madock's School Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Magpie Scanner Appeal
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Le Court Cheshire Home Gosport Opportunity Group
Naomi House

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hayling College
Friends of St Mary's Church St Andrews Church
Mengham Junior School
"Hayling Bridge" In Ghana
Bedhampton Guides District Appeal 4 Emma Countess Mountbatten House Riverside School
Havant & District Mencap Hayling Guides Hayling Blind Club
Mill Rythe Infant School
Havant Holiday Venture Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Orchard Close, Hayling Island
St Wilfrid's Hospice

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Homestart, Havant Glenhurst Pre-School
Prebendal School

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Mengham Infant School

Hayling St Andrews FC

Rocking Horse Appeal
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Hayling Community Gym Club
Jubilee Nursery
KIDS S.E. St Mary's Church, Hayling Island Derek Biggs Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)

Maggie's Cancer Centre

Headway, Southampton
Havant and District MS Society Hayling Sports Centre
Hayling UFC Uphill Castle Cricket Club Reuben Coe Trust Havant Portage Service

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors Emsworth Stroke Club
Hayling Red Cross
Mill Rythe Junior School


Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Enable Ability
The Hayling College
Lions Club of Hayling Island Havant Council of Community Service Hamilton Lodge School MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
1st Emsworth Scout Group Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Hants Asthma Society
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth The Rowans Hospice Mothers Union, Hayling
Hayling Health Centre
Fairbridge Solent
Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Mayville High School
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Duchess of Kent House Hospice

Portsmouth Relate

Open Sight
Friends of Hayling Trees
Hi Y Cafe

Myositis Support Group, Southampton

Rose Road Children's Appeal
Hope Lodge School SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling
Hayling Island Community Centre Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Hampshire Autistic Society

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

St John Ambulance Brigade

Starfish Project Trust

Diabetes UK

Dogs for the Disabled

CLIC Sargent

Royal Brompton Hospital
The Scleroderma Society
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
The Lady Taverners

Teenage Cancer Trust



Great Ormond Street

WRNS Benevolent Trust
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust

Canine Partners for Independence

Prince's Trust

Leprosy Mission


Help For Heroes

Lupus U.K.

Sight Savers International

Dreams Come True

Psoriasis Association

Terence Higgins Trust

Reaching the Unreached

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Breast Cancer Campaign

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Vision Aid Overseas


Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Oracle Cancer Trust

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Arthritis Research Campaign

Army Benevolent Fund

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Freidrichs Ataxia
Leukaemia Research

Medecins sans Frontieres

Kalimpong Association (UK)



World Cancer Research Fund
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Christian Aid


Eating Disorders Association

International Myeloma Foundation


National Asthma Campaign

British Heart Foundation

Alzheimer's Society
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
British Thyroid Foundation

Action Medical Research

Save the Children

Marksman Appeal
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Ikama Labantu New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

Arthursheil Rescue Centre


Swindon Down Syndrome Association
DebRA Diabetes UK
British Kidney Patient Association
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Help the Aged

Door of Hope

Cancer Research UK

Khao Lak Appeal
Age Concern

RYA Sailability

Operation Smile
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association Romanian Orphans
Childline Children Say Charity
Marie Curie Cancer Care

Friends of Russian Children

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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