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

Hayling Blind Club
Open Sight

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal
Havant & Chichester Shopmobility

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Glenhurst Pre-School Hayling Island Community Centre Havant Portage Service
Duchess of Kent House Hospice Riverside School Enable Ability
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation

Portsmouth Relate
Hants Asthma Society Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Bedhampton Guides District Friends of St Mary’s Church
Hayling Health Centre
Reuben Coe Trust
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island Countess Mountbatten House 1st Emsworth Scout Group

Havant Holiday Venture
Rocking Horse Appeal

Hayling St Andrews FC
Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Friends of Hayling Trees

Prebendal School
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex St Andrews Church Rachel Madock’s School
Hamilton Lodge School Hayling UFC
Jubilee Sailing Trust

Mill Rythe Junior School
Appeal 4 Emma
Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Orchard Close, Hayling Island The Rowans Hospice
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS) Derek Biggs Hayling Red Cross
Little Haven Childrens Hospice
Gosport Opportunity Group MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Abbeyfield Havant Home Lions Club of Hayling Island
Mengham Infant School
Fairbridge Solent

Mayville High School

Jubilee Nursery
Havant and District MS Society Hayling Sports Centre

Headway, Southampton
Hayling Community Gym Club
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Mothers Union, Hayling
KIDS S.E. Hayling Guides
Hampshire Autistic Society
Homestart, Havant
Hayling College
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

3rd Hayling Scouts Group
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth

St Wilfrid’s Hospice

Hi Y Cafe

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Magpie Scanner Appeal
Le Court Cheshire Home Emsworth Stroke Club
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS) Havant & District Mencap
Snowdrop Trust

The Hayling College
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants Havant Council of Community Service
Mengham Junior School
Hope Lodge School
Cycle Hayling
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling

Naomi House
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Mill Rythe Infant School

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Marie Curie Cancer Care


Help For Heroes

British Kidney Patient Association

Door of Hope

Freidrichs Ataxia

WRNS Benevolent Trust

National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Help the Aged

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

International Myeloma Foundation

Save the Children


Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

CLIC Sargent

Leukaemia Research

Great Ormond Street
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump
Eating Disorders Association

Lupus U.K.

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

RYA Sailability

Ikama Labantu
Khao Lak Appeal

Sight Savers International
Childline Children Say Charity

The Lady Taverners

Arthritis Research Campaign

Vision Aid Overseas

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

National Asthma Campaign

Age Concern

Prince’s Trust


Royal Brompton Hospital
Friends of Russian Children
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd


Christian Aid

Army Benevolent Fund
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.

Dreams Come True

Alzheimer’s Society

Terence Higgins Trust
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)

Breast Cancer Campaign

Starfish Project Trust
DebRA Diabetes UK
Cancer Research UK

Leprosy Mission

Medecins sans Frontieres
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Reaching the Unreached

St John Ambulance Brigade

British Thyroid Foundation

Oracle Cancer Trust

Marksman Appeal

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

Canine Partners for Independence

Operation Smile


Kalimpong Association (UK)
SPARKS Romanian Orphans

Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)

Diabetes UK

World Cancer Research Fund

Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Dogs for the Disabled

Action Medical Research

Psoriasis Association

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Teenage Cancer Trust

The Scleroderma Society

Macmillan Cancer Relief

British Heart Foundation
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust

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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