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

Mill Rythe Junior School
Mothers Union, Hayling Havant Portage Service
Hayling Health Centre

Jubilee Nursery
Friends of Hayling Trees Hayling UFC Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Rachel Madock’s School
Mengham Infant School

Headway, Southampton
Lions Club of Hayling Island

Hi Y Cafe
The Rowans Hospice Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Open Sight
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Mill Rythe Infant School

Snowdrop Trust

Hayling St Andrews FC
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Le Court Cheshire Home
Havant & District Mencap Hayling College KIDS S.E.
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
PALS Havant Holiday Venture

Hampshire Autistic Society
St Andrews Church
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Bedhampton Guides District
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island Hayling Community Gym Club
Prebendal School

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Fairbridge Solent Hayling Red Cross Havant and District MS Society Riverside School
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Gosport Opportunity Group Hamilton Lodge School Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
GAFIRS Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Mayville High School
Magpie Scanner Appeal Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex)
The Hayling College
Cycle Hayling

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Abbeyfield Havant Home “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Derek Biggs

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Friends of St Mary’s Church Enable Ability Hayling Island Community Centre

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Homestart, Havant Hayling Sports Centre Hants Asthma Society
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Rocking Horse Appeal
Hayling Guides 1st Emsworth Scout Group

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Hope Lodge School
Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s

Glenhurst Pre-School Reuben Coe Trust Hayling Blind Club
Countess Mountbatten House
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Appeal 4 Emma

Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Naomi House
Orchard Close, Hayling Island

Mengham Junior School

3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Emsworth Stroke Club
Portsmouth Relate
Havant Council of Community Service

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Romanian Orphans
British Thyroid Foundation
Childline Children Say Charity New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
DebRA Diabetes UK
World Cancer Research Fund

Prince’s Trust


RYA Sailability

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Leprosy Mission

Age Concern

Macmillan Cancer Relief

Breast Cancer Campaign

WRNS Benevolent Trust


Marksman Appeal


International Myeloma Foundation

Canine Partners for Independence

Door of Hope
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Sight Savers International

Terence Higgins Trust
Ikama Labantu National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Diabetes UK

Eating Disorders Association


CLIC Sargent

Dogs for the Disabled

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Dreams Come True


Leukaemia Research


Save the Children

The Lady Taverners

Medecins sans Frontieres

Help For Heroes




Marie Curie Cancer Care

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Starfish Project Trust

Operation Smile

Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)


Khao Lak Appeal

The Scleroderma Society


Oracle Cancer Trust

Great Ormond Street

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust


Alzheimer’s Society
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Cancer Research UK

Arthritis Research Campaign

National Asthma Campaign

Lupus U.K.

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Teenage Cancer Trust

St John Ambulance Brigade

Vision Aid Overseas

Reaching the Unreached

Christian Aid
SSAFA Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Help the Aged

British Heart Foundation

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Freidrichs Ataxia

British Kidney Patient Association
Royal Brompton Hospital
Psoriasis Association

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Action Medical Research

Army Benevolent Fund

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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