Saints fly half James Grayson will be firing the hooter to start Cycle 4 Cynthia next month at Holdenby House.
He visited county gin distillers Warners to celebrate the announcement because they are entering the Bike4Bedtime team challenge which will see teams of four aiming to raise £444.
The figure, when combined with the £60 team entry fee adds up to the £504 needed to pay for one day’s specialist care at the Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
James said: “Back in March I was invited to visit a patient who was a massive Saints fan and it was just such a privilege to witness the amazing care and support that she and her family were receiving, so I feel honoured to have been asked to open Cycle4Cynthia.
“I’m also delighted to learn that so many people are signing up to the Bike4Bedtime challenge because every day that a team can fund will make a massive difference to the amazing Hospice staff and enable them to not only nurse more patients but also extend the services they offer through their new Wellbeing programme.”
Cycle4Cynthia 2019, again being generously supported by headline sponsor EMW Law LLP, is taking place from 9am on Sunday 22nd September at Holdenby House by kind permission of James and Karen Lowther, with 5, 25 and 50 mile routes on offer.
Entry is £15 for adults, £7.50 for children or £35 for families, rising after 2nd September.
For more information, including registering for the ride, details of corporate sponsorship opportunities or entering a Bike4Bedtime team, please visit www.cycle4cynthia.co.uk or call the Hospice on 01604 210941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, to pledge your sponsorship in support of Warner’s, please visit www.justgiving.com/Warners-Distillery
Meanwhile to keep up to date with the latest news on the event, please visit and ‘like’ the ride’s and Hospice’s pages on Facebook.