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

Emsworth Stroke Club
Portsmouth Relate
Le Court Cheshire Home Hayling UFC
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Mayville High School
Riverside School
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
1st Emsworth Scout Group Hayling Sports Centre
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Glenhurst Pre-School Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Hope Lodge School Friends of Hayling Trees
Hayling Community Gym Club Rachel Madock’s School
Mengham Junior School
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Countess Mountbatten House St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Havant & District Mencap
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth) Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Lions Club of Hayling Island St Andrews Church
Havant Council of Community Service
Jubilee Nursery
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Hamilton Lodge School
Duchess of Kent House Hospice Reuben Coe Trust
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Mill Rythe Infant School

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Hayling Red Cross Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) KIDS S.E.
Hayling Blind Club MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) PALS Fairbridge Solent
Hayling Island Community Centre
Mengham Infant School

The Hayling College

Rocking Horse Appeal
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Hampshire Autistic Society
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex

Open Sight
Hayling Guides Appeal 4 Emma Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Gosport Opportunity Group
Naomi House
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Homestart, Havant
Little Haven Childrens Hospice

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Havant Portage Service
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Hi Y Cafe
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Bedhampton Guides District Havant Holiday Venture

Hayling St Andrews FC

Headway, Southampton
Derek Biggs
Hayling Health Centre

Prebendal School
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Snowdrop Trust
Havant and District MS Society

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Mill Rythe Junior School
Friends of St Mary’s Church Mothers Union, Hayling

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
GAFIRS Hants Asthma Society The Rowans Hospice

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Orchard Close, Hayling Island

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Operation Smile

Terence Higgins Trust


Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Door of Hope

Dogs for the Disabled


WRNS Benevolent Trust

Sight Savers International


Diabetes UK

Canine Partners for Independence


CLIC Sargent

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Psoriasis Association



Khao Lak Appeal
Royal Brompton Hospital
Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Action Medical Research

International Myeloma Foundation

The Scleroderma Society

Starfish Project Trust

British Thyroid Foundation

Freidrichs Ataxia

Cancer Research UK

Medecins sans Frontieres

Teenage Cancer Trust

Breast Cancer Campaign

RYA Sailability

National Asthma Campaign


St John Ambulance Brigade
Ikama Labantu Childline Children Say Charity
Dreams Come True
Romanian Orphans

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

The Lady Taverners
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)


Friends of Russian Children

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Lupus U.K.
CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Christian Aid

Marie Curie Cancer Care
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Kalimpong Association (UK)
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.


Macmillan Cancer Relief

Reaching the Unreached

Vision Aid Overseas

Age Concern

Oracle Cancer Trust
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Help the Aged

Leprosy Mission


World Cancer Research Fund
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
DebRA Diabetes UK National Fire Service Benevolent Fund Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Help For Heroes

Arthritis Research Campaign

Army Benevolent Fund

Great Ormond Street

Save the Children

Alzheimer’s Society


Leukaemia Research

Prince’s Trust

Eating Disorders Association

Marksman Appeal

British Kidney Patient Association
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)

British Heart Foundation

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice


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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