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

Headway, Southampton

Mayville High School
Havant and District MS Society Glenhurst Pre-School

Hayling Health Centre
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Hayling Fire Fighters' Smoke Detectors
Naomi House
Hayling Sports Centre
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Havant & District Mencap MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
Appeal 4 Emma
Mill Rythe Junior School
PALS 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Cycle Hayling

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Open Sight
Havant Council of Community Service

Hi Y Cafe
Fairbridge Solent
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Havant Portage Service
Portsmouth Relate

Mengham Junior School

Jubilee Nursery

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hayling Island Community Centre
Christina Noble Children's Foundation
Hamilton Lodge School
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
The Rowans Hospice
St Wilfrid's Hospice
Riverside School
Snowdrop Trust
Hayling Blind Club
Mill Rythe Infant School
Havant Holiday Venture
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
Hayling College Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Orchard Close, Hayling Island
Rocking Horse Appeal

Rose Road Children's Appeal

The Hayling College
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Le Court Cheshire Home Enable Ability
Hayling St Andrews FC

Jubilee Sailing Trust
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital GAFIRS
St Andrews Church
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Hayling Red Cross Abbeyfield Havant Home
Homestart, Havant Duchess of Kent House Hospice Hope Lodge School Hayling Guides
Gosport Opportunity Group Reuben Coe Trust
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Hants Asthma Society
Magpie Scanner Appeal St Mary's Church, Hayling Island Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) KIDS S.E.
Friends of Hayling Trees Bedhampton Guides District Mothers Union, Hayling Lions Club of Hayling Island
Countess Mountbatten House Hayling UFC Friends of St Mary's Church
3rd Hayling Scouts Group
Rachel Madock's School Derek Biggs
Mengham Infant School

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary's
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex
Hampshire Autistic Society
Emsworth Stroke Club East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth "Hayling Bridge" In Ghana Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants

Maggie's Cancer Centre

Prebendal School
Hayling Community Gym Club

Some of the national and international charities we've supported

Leukaemia Research

St John Ambulance Brigade

Dogs for the Disabled

Friends of Russian Children

Prince's Trust


Help the Aged

International Myeloma Foundation

National Asthma Campaign

Medecins sans Frontieres

Leprosy Mission

Freidrichs Ataxia

Army Benevolent Fund
Marksman Appeal

Terence Higgins Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Arthritis Research Campaign

Vision Aid Overseas

Lupus U.K.

British Heart Foundation

Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust

Khao Lak Appeal


Cancer Research UK

Operation Smile

Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Save the Children

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Swindon Down Syndrome Association
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C. DebRA Diabetes UK
Age Concern


The Scleroderma Society

National Fire Service Benevolent Fund

Eating Disorders Association

Psoriasis Association
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Reaching the Unreached

Canine Partners for Independence

Door of Hope

British Kidney Patient Association

CLIC Sargent
Romanian Orphans
Christian Aid


Alzheimer's Society
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Macmillan Cancer Relief

British Thyroid Foundation

Breast Cancer Campaign

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd


WRNS Benevolent Trust
Ikama Labantu
The Lady Taverners

Great Ormond Street
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Oracle Cancer Trust
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Diabetes UK

RYA Sailability

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)


Action Medical Research


Sight Savers International


Starfish Project Trust
Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Help For Heroes

Dreams Come True
Royal Brompton Hospital

World Cancer Research Fund

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Childline Children Say Charity

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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