Northampton Saints stars show support for Cynthia

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 local 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 the hospice’s social media sites were then asked to vote for their favourite.

The chosen design, a blue shirt (pictured centre), 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, the hospice’s fundraising manager, is now encouraging riders taking part in the event this September to get their hands on a shirt. He said: “We’re incredibly grateful to our three sponsors and of course the rugby boys for helping us launch this new shirt because every one 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, takes place in Althorp on Sunday September 13 at 9am. Entry costs £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and £35 for families (with the fee rising after 28th August).

To buy a shirt, call 01604 678082 and to enter, visit