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

Cycle Hayling
Reuben Coe Trust Hayling Island Community Centre "Hayling Bridge" In Ghana
Havant Portage Service
Rose Road Children's Appeal
Havant Holiday Venture St Mary's Church, Hayling Island

Havant Council of Community Service
Hayling St Andrews FC

Portsmouth Relate

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Hampshire Autistic Society

Mengham Infant School
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling St Andrews Church
Hi Y Cafe

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Hayling College Uphill Castle Cricket Club Derek Biggs Hayling Guides
Friends of St Mary's Church The Rowans Hospice
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Hayling UFC Havant & District Mencap
Jubilee Sailing Trust
Hayling Community Gym Club

Mengham Junior School
Bedhampton Guides District Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Gosport Opportunity Group Hope Lodge School Hayling Red Cross Friends of Hayling Trees
PALS Orchard Close, Hayling Island GAFIRS Glenhurst Pre-School

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Rachel Madock's School

Maggie's Cancer Centre
Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors
The Hayling College

Snowdrop Trust

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth

Headway, Southampton

Jubilee Nursery
Homestart, Havant

Prebendal School

St Wilfrid's Hospice
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Little Haven Childrens Hospice

Open Sight
Hants Asthma Society Countess Mountbatten House 1st Emsworth Scout Group
KIDS S.E. Duchess of Kent House Hospice Mothers Union, Hayling
Mayville High School
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Hayling Blind Club

3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Naomi House

Mill Rythe Infant School

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hayling Sports Centre
Mill Rythe Junior School
Hamilton Lodge School

Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Lions Club of Hayling Island Riverside School
Appeal 4 Emma
Hayling Health Centre
Le Court Cheshire Home Fairbridge Solent
Emsworth Stroke Club Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth) Enable Ability Havant and District MS Society

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Abbeyfield Havant Home
Rocking Horse Appeal

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

Reaching the Unreached

Macmillan Cancer Relief


British Heart Foundation

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
Ikama Labantu SSAFA
Marksman Appeal

Help For Heroes

Sight Savers International

Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association

RYA Sailability

Starfish Project Trust

Army Benevolent Fund


Christian Aid

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)


Romanian Orphans
Lupus U.K.

Canine Partners for Independence

The Lady Taverners

Dogs for the Disabled

International Myeloma Foundation

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Door of Hope

Psoriasis Association

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Breast Cancer Campaign

Vision Aid Overseas

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Medecins sans Frontieres
Childline Children Say Charity

National Asthma Campaign


Freidrichs Ataxia

Save the Children
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
British Kidney Patient Association

Action Medical Research

Oracle Cancer Trust

Leukaemia Research

Operation Smile

World Cancer Research Fund

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)
Royal Brompton Hospital Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Age Concern


Alzheimer's Society

Teenage Cancer Trust

Leprosy Mission
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C. National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Cancer Research UK

Khao Lak Appeal

Terence Higgins Trust

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice


St John Ambulance Brigade


Prince's Trust

Arthritis Research Campaign

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Friends of Russian Children

Help the Aged

WRNS Benevolent Trust
DebRA Diabetes UK
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Breakthrough Breast Cancer



CLIC Sargent

Great Ormond Street

Eating Disorders Association

The Scleroderma Society
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

Diabetes UK

Dreams Come True

British Thyroid Foundation

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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