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

Uphill Castle Cricket Club Bedhampton Guides District Enable Ability “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana
Countess Mountbatten House Hayling Guides
Hi Y Cafe
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital

3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Glenhurst Pre-School
Rachel Madock’s School East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Havant Council of Community Service Mothers Union, Hayling Homestart, Havant
Prebendal School
Reuben Coe Trust Havant Holiday Venture Hayling Community Gym Club Havant and District MS Society

Open Sight

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) GAFIRS
Friends of Hayling Trees Magpie Scanner Appeal
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Emsworth Stroke Club

Portsmouth Relate

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Hayling College
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
PALS Riverside School
Mengham Infant School

Mayville High School
Hayling St Andrews FC
St Andrews Church
Jubilee Nursery
Derek Biggs Havant & District Mencap SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility

Rocking Horse Appeal

Hayling Health Centre
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Mill Rythe Infant School

Naomi House

The Hayling College
Hope Lodge School Duchess of Kent House Hospice

Hampshire Autistic Society

Maggie’s Cancer Centre

Rose Road Children’s Appeal

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island Hamilton Lodge School

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hayling Blind Club
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Mill Rythe Junior School

Mengham Junior School

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Hayling Red Cross
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Havant Portage Service Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Lions Club of Hayling Island
The Rowans Hospice Hayling Sports Centre Hayling UFC
Headway, Southampton
Abbeyfield Havant Home Hayling Island Community Centre Gosport Opportunity Group Orchard Close, Hayling Island
Hants Asthma Society Friends of St Mary’s Church Le Court Cheshire Home Appeal 4 Emma

Little Haven Childrens Hospice

Snowdrop Trust

Myositis Support Group, Southampton


St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Fairbridge Solent 1st Emsworth Scout Group

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Arthritis Research Campaign

Macmillan Cancer Relief
Royal Brompton Hospital

Dreams Come True

Friends of Russian Children

Breast Cancer Campaign

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Canine Partners for Independence


International Myeloma Foundation
Romanian Orphans




Prince’s Trust


The Lady Taverners
Age Concern

Reaching the Unreached

Leukaemia Research
DebRA Diabetes UK
Christian Aid

Vision Aid Overseas
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Psoriasis Association

National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
World Cancer Research Fund

Help For Heroes

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Sight Savers International

British Thyroid Foundation


Kalimpong Association (UK)

CLIC Sargent

Khao Lak Appeal

RYA Sailability
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Help the Aged

Dogs for the Disabled
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Marie Curie Cancer Care

British Heart Foundation
Childline Children Say Charity


Leprosy Mission

Medecins sans Frontieres


Door of Hope

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd

Cancer Research UK

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Great Ormond Street

St John Ambulance Brigade

British Kidney Patient Association

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Diabetes UK
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

Freidrichs Ataxia


Save the Children
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Terence Higgins Trust

Oracle Cancer Trust


Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
Ikama Labantu
Teenage Cancer Trust

Starfish Project Trust

The Scleroderma Society

Action Medical Research

Eating Disorders Association


Army Benevolent Fund

National Asthma Campaign
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Operation Smile

Marksman Appeal

Alzheimer’s Society

Lupus U.K.

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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