Ride to Chartres 2019

For the first time since 2006 the Hayling Cycle ride visited the delightful town of Chartres after first overnighting in Evreux.  Chartres which is twinned with nearby Chichester is famous for its “Son et Lumiere” held nightly at its cathedral.  Cyclists were amazed at the intricacy of this show and those who remembered seeing an ...

Date added: August 10, 2019

Newsletter number 1, 2019

In this newsletter: Channel to Channel weekend Places still available on the main ride Sponsorship opportunities Ian Pollicott Channel to Channel weekend A two-day ride from Bristol to Hayling with an overnight stop in Salisbury. We are pleased to confirm that we are now taking entries for this year’s Channel to Channel (“C2C”). This will take place on the weekend of 18th and 19th May. Back  in 1990’s ...

Date added: January 30, 2019

Ditcham Park School raises over £250,000

In 2018 as in all recent years there was a strong contingent of Ditcham Park riders joining the event. Back in 2005 a then pupil, Chris McQuade persuaded one of the school’s teachers, Will Stretch to help him recruit a team of students to participate in our events.  He had heard that formerly Will had been a ...

Date added: January 8, 2019

2018 itinerary and route available

We’ve posted the itinerary and route notes for you to download and print. We will not be issuing printed notes on ride days. You can also download GPX files of each day’s route (and we provide help for other formats). Get downloads

Date added: June 20, 2018

Peter McQuade is awarded an MBE

“Peter McQuade has devoted countless hours fundraising over £1.5 million (and cycling as many miles!) for 500 charities and has been made an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list 2016.” Peter commented:   ‘While I am personally proud to receive an MBE, I am very conscious of the fact that a lot of people made a ...

Date added: January 14, 2016

Famous Ride Passes 30 Year Milestone

In 1986, 30 years ago, Peter McQuade eased onto the saddle of his bicycle and set off from the middle of Paris on a solo bike ride to his home on Hayling Island in Hampshire. He had no experience, apart from a few miles in practice. He had no special clothing or saddles nor a particularly fit-for-purpose bike. ...

Date added: May 23, 2015

Bob Parkinson memorial ride

On Sunday 5th October more than 40 cyclists rode from Lyndhurst on a 43 mile route which had become a favourite for Bob over recent years. With an early start and having driven from the Hayling area a coffee stop in Beaulieu after only 7 miles of cycling was very welcome and a chance for ...

Date added: October 6, 2014

Welcome to the new Hayling Cycle Ride web site

Hopefully you’ll find it an improvement over the old one. As you’ve found the new site has the same web address as the old one.  Addresses of individual pages on the site have changed, however.  For the main pages, if you try to use the old address you will see a page telling you the new ...

Date added: June 12, 2014

“Intoxicating fluids at the bar in Muids” – again

Hayling Islander article – March 2014 With the turn of the year the planning for the next Hayling Cycle ride intensifies. While hotels have been booked months back , we need to finalise the numbers, arrange way-side stops and check the route. Having not been to Paris since 2007 these things need a bit more attention ...

Date added: February 18, 2014

Hayling Islander article – January 2014

I was pleased to hear some great news recently from regular rider Paul Clutterbuck. In 2013 Emsworth resident and retired IBM executive Paul raised £3,323 for his chosen charity Operation Smile. After first entering the Ride in 2005 (despite only having one lung!) he has raised nearly £25,000 over 7 rides – a phenomenal achievement. ...

Date added: February 18, 2014



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