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

Havant & Chichester Shopmobility
Mill Rythe Junior School
Orchard Close, Hayling Island Havant & District Mencap
Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit (Portsmouth)
Elizabeth Foundation, Portsmouth
Families in Crisis, S.E. Hants
Portsmouth Relate
Friends of Hayling Trees
Hayling Health Centre
Magpie Scanner Appeal Fairbridge Solent

Naomi House
Havant Portage Service Friends of St Mary’s Church East Shore Special School, Eastern Rd, Portsmouth
Glenhurst Pre-School “Hayling Bridge” In Ghana Appeal 4 Emma
Hayling Island First Responders Scheme

Mill Rythe Infant School
Le Court Cheshire Home Hayling Fire Fighters’ Smoke Detectors MNDA (S.E. Hants & Reading)
Homestart, Havant Hayling Guides
Prebendal School

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust

Friends of Radiotherapy (FORT), St Mary’s
Regnum Crossroads (West Sussex) The Rowans Hospice Emsworth Stroke Club
Hayling Red Cross
Snowdrop Trust
Enable Ability Hants Asthma Society

The Hayling College
Havant Doctors on Call Service (HDOCS)
Mengham Infant School
Bedhampton Guides District
Havant and District MS Society Derek Biggs
Portsmouth Hospitals Rocky Appeal

Jubilee Sailing Trust

Gosport Opportunity Group
Hi Y Cafe

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance
Let Us Play Scheme (LUPS)
Little Haven Childrens Hospice

Brent Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary, West Sussex
St Mary’s Church, Hayling Island

Open Sight
Fox Hollow Animal Sanctuary, West Sussex Countess Mountbatten House Duchess of Kent House Hospice

Rocking Horse Appeal

Portsmouth Hospice (The Rowans)

3rd Hayling Scouts Group

Mengham Junior School
Hamilton Lodge School
Hampshire Autistic Society

Mayville High School

Rose Road Children’s Appeal
Hayling Sports Centre 1st Emsworth Scout Group
Hayling St Andrews FC
Hope Lodge School

St Wilfrid’s Hospice
Hayling College
Myositis Support Group, Southampton
Uphill Castle Cricket Club
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Mencap Seafarers Walk, Hayling St Andrews Church

Maggie’s Cancer Centre
Lions Club of Hayling Island Rachel Madock’s School Hayling Community Gym Club Reuben Coe Trust

Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Havant Council of Community Service Weston-Super-Mare Hospital Havant Holiday Venture

Headway, Southampton
Mothers Union, Hayling Abbeyfield Havant Home Riverside School
Hayling Blind Club Hayling Island Community Centre
Jubilee Nursery

Some of the national and international charities we’ve supported

Kalimpong Association (UK)

Terence Higgins Trust

Freidrichs Ataxia

Age Concern
Childline Children Say Charity

Operation Smile

Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust

CRUSE (Bereavement Cases)

Medecins sans Frontieres

Cancer Research UK


St Francis Akwatia (Ghana)
Sight Savers International

Swindon Down Syndrome Association

RYA Sailability

SPARKS Ghana Ayesiu Water Pump

International Myeloma Foundation

Oracle Cancer Trust
New Masonic Samaritan Fund N.S.P.C.C.
World Cancer Research Fund

The Lady Taverners

Arthritis Research Campaign

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Dogs for the Disabled

Save the Children



Friends of Russian Children
Childrens Chronic Arthritis Association
Christian Aid

Teenage Cancer Trust


Great Ormond Street


Psoriasis Association
Romanian Orphans

Macmillan Cancer Relief

British Heart Foundation

Help For Heroes

Lupus U.K.

Everyman Cancer (Male prostate)

WRNS Benevolent Trust

Leprosy Mission
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund


Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Campaign

Starfish Project Trust

Intermediate Technology DG Ltd


Door of Hope
Royal Brompton Hospital

Arthursheil Rescue Centre

Action Medical Research

Khao Lak Appeal

Leukaemia Research

Reaching the Unreached

British Kidney Patient Association
Lisa Thaxter Memorial Trust
The Scleroderma Society

Prince’s Trust

DebRA Diabetes UK
National Asthma Campaign

Army Benevolent Fund


Marksman Appeal

Vision Aid Overseas
BLISS (Baby Life Support System)
Ty Hafans Childrens Hospice

Dreams Come True

Canine Partners for Independence

Alzheimer’s Society

CLIC Sargent

Diabetes UK

St John Ambulance Brigade

British Thyroid Foundation
Asakrata Health Centre (Ghana)
Ikama Labantu
Help the Aged

Eating Disorders Association

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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