Saints players appeal for people to join hospice cycle challenge

Jim Mallinder, Dylan Hartley and Sam Dickinson
Jim Mallinder, Dylan Hartley and Sam Dickinson

Northampton Saints stars are encouraging people to get on their bikes to help raise more than £60,000 for a county hospice.

Jim Mallinder, Dylan Hartley and Sam Dickinson, who have all taken part in the annual Cycle 4 Cynthia to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, have modelled three designs for the event’s new cycle shirt – and visitors to hospice social media sites were then asked to vote for their favourite.

The chosen design, a blue shirt (pictured middle), is now available to buy for £25, all of which will be donated to the hospice, thanks to the sponsorship of Blue Step Solutions, Triad and Towergate Insurance Brokers.

John Helm, hospice fundraising manager, said: “Every shirt sold will enable us to continue our vital work in caring for our patients and their families.”

Cycle 4 Cynthia 2015, offering riders of all ages and abilities routes of five, 25 and 50 miles, is in Althorp on Sunday, September 13, at 9am. Entry costs £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and £35 for families (the fee rises after August 28). To buy a shirt, phone 01604 678082 and to enter, visit