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

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Hope Lodge School GAFIRS

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Hants Asthma Society Homestart, Havant
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Hayling Health Centre

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Riverside School Hayling Community Gym Club
Jubilee Nursery
1st Emsworth Scout Group
Rachel Madock’s School
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Open Sight
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Hamilton Lodge School
Mill Rythe Infant School
Hayling Sports Centre

The Hayling College
Countess Mountbatten House Fairbridge Solent Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Havant Holiday Venture Havant & District Mencap Duchess of Kent House Hospice SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling
St Andrews Church
Myositis Support Group, Southampton

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Derek Biggs Gosport Opportunity Group
Hampshire Autistic Society

Hayling St Andrews FC

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Bedhampton Guides District Reuben Coe Trust
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s

Headway, Southampton
Appeal 4 Emma
Mayville High School
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Hayling Guides Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Le Court Cheshire Home
Orchard Close, Hayling Island Hayling Island Community Centre Havant and District MS Society
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Friends of St Mary’s Church The Rowans Hospice Enable Ability Hayling College
Emsworth Stroke Club
Rocking Horse Appeal
Hayling UFC

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Lions Club of Hayling Island Abbeyfield Havant Home Hayling Blind Club

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Friends of Hayling Trees
Naomi House

Hi Y Cafe

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hayling Red Cross Magpie Scanner Appeal
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Havant Portage Service PALS Havant Council of Community Service

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Uphill Castle Cricket Club Mothers Union, Hayling
Mengham Infant School

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Mill Rythe Junior School

3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Prebendal School

Portsmouth Relate

Snowdrop Trust

Mengham Junior School
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Glenhurst Pre-School

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Action Medical Research

Age Concern
Romanian Orphans

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Terence Higgins Trust

Reaching the Unreached


Starfish Project Trust


Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice
Childline Children Say Charity

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)
Christian Aid

Prince’s Trust

Great Ormond Street
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
St John Ambulance Brigade

The Scleroderma Society


Macmillan Cancer Relief
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

DebRA Diabetes UK
British Heart Foundation



Kalimpong Association (UK)

Lupus U.K.

Leukaemia Research

Breast Cancer Campaign

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

International Myeloma Foundation


Teenage Cancer Trust

Diabetes UK


Canine Partners for Independence
Royal Brompton Hospital
Help the Aged

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Psoriasis Association
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association


Marie Curie Cancer Care

Eating Disorders Association

British Kidney Patient Association

Cancer Research UK


Arthritis Research Campaign

Operation Smile

Oracle Cancer Trust

Help For Heroes

Sight Savers International

Save the Children

Freidrichs Ataxia

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

National Asthma Campaign

Dogs for the Disabled
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Army Benevolent Fund

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

CLIC Sargent

Alzheimer’s Society
Ikama Labantu
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Leprosy Mission

Medecins sans Frontieres


Dreams Come True

The Lady Taverners

RYA Sailability

World Cancer Research Fund
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Marksman Appeal

British Thyroid Foundation

Door of Hope

Vision Aid Overseas

Khao Lak Appeal

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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