He may be turning 80 shortly, but Hugh Porter MBE will be back on his bike to complete 80 laps of the outdoor velodrome at WV Active Aldersley.

Hugh, one of Britain's greatest former professional cyclists, will be celebrating his birthday with his friends as they join him to complete his 80 for 80 Challenge on Sunday (26 January) from 11am to 2pm.

The reason behind the challenge is to raise money for Compton Care where the Commonwealth Games gold medallist is a patron, and Hugh is asking for donations to the charity instead of birthday gifts.

WV Active Aldersley will be holding an outdoor spin class next to the track whilst the group complete the cycle. 

Councillor Steve Evans, the City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet Member for City Environment, said: "We’re honoured that Hugh has asked us to support him with his charity challenge to celebrate his 80th birthday.

"He wanted to get the public involved, so 2 of our WV Active instructors will be teaching a 90 minute outdoor spin class next to the track whilst Hugh and his friends complete the 80 laps.

"It will be a fantastic event and we will do all we can to help Hugh meet his fundraising target."

Hugh, who won 4 world titles in the individual pursuit, is aiming to raise £1,888 and is asking people to donate as a "birthday gift" to him and the charity via his Just Giving page

To find out more information, please visit WV Active.