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

Abbeyfield Havant Home
Jubilee Nursery

Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
The Rowans Hospice
Hayling College Hayling UFC Hayling Island Community Centre Friends of St Mary’s Church
Havant Holiday Venture Gosport Opportunity Group Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)
East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth Reuben Coe Trust
Portsmouth Relate

3rd Hayling Scouts Group
PALS Derek Biggs Uphill Castle Cricket Club
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Emsworth Stroke Club
Naomi House

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Hampshire Autistic Society
Riverside School
Mayville High School
Hants Asthma Society Fairbridge Solent
GAFIRS Mothers Union, Hayling Hayling Blind Club Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Mill Rythe Junior School

Mengham Junior School
Havant and District MS Society
Glenhurst Pre-School Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Bedhampton Guides District
Mengham Infant School

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
KIDS S.E. Havant & Chichester Shopmobility Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)

Open Sight

Mill Rythe Infant School
Duchess of Kent House Hospice
Rocking Horse Appeal

Hayling Health Centre
Hayling Sports Centre
Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s

Snowdrop Trust
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) 1st Emsworth Scout Group Countess Mountbatten House Magpie Scanner Appeal
Rachel Madock’s School Appeal 4 Emma Lions Club of Hayling Island Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors
Havant & District Mencap
The Hayling College

Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Hayling Guides
Hayling St Andrews FC
Homestart, Havant SmallLogo
Cycle Hayling
MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading) Hayling Red Cross Le Court Cheshire Home Orchard Close, Hayling Island

Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Hayling Community Gym Club Hope Lodge School
“Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Hamilton Lodge School St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island
Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex

Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Rose Road Children’s Appeal

Hi Y Cafe
St Andrews Church
Havant Portage Service
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Havant Council of Community Service
Prebendal School
Weston-Super-Mare Hospital
Little Haven Childrens Hospice

Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Friends of Hayling Trees
Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling Enable Ability
Headway, Southampton

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported



Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Lupus U.K.

Freidrichs Ataxia

The Scleroderma Society

Canine Partners for Independence
Royal Brompton Hospital

Help the Aged

Vision Aid Overseas
Ikama Labantu
Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice


Marie Curie Cancer Care


Arthritis Research Campaign

Help For Heroes


Friends of Russian Children


Leprosy Mission

World Cancer Research Fund

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust
St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
National Asthma Campaign

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd
Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

Age Concern

Oracle Cancer Trust

Alzheimer’s Society

Prince’s Trust
Eating Disorders Association

Kalimpong Association (UK)


Christian Aid

Khao Lak Appeal

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Macmillan Cancer Relief
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Save the Children


The Lady Taverners

Diabetes UK


CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Psoriasis Association

Dogs for the Disabled

Reaching the Unreached

Cancer Research UK

Medecins sans Frontieres

British Thyroid Foundation

CLIC Sargent

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

Marksman Appeal

Sight Savers International

Dreams Come True

RYA Sailability
DebRA Diabetes UK
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
Action Medical Research
Childline Children Say Charity
Breast Cancer Campaign
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Operation Smile
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
Army Benevolent Fund

Starfish Project Trust


International Myeloma Foundation
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C. Romanian Orphans SPARKS


Teenage Cancer Trust

British Kidney Patient Association

St John Ambulance Brigade

Leukaemia Research


Terence Higgins Trust

British Heart Foundation

Great Ormond Street

Door of Hope

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

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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