DOCTOR Who star Matt Smith said he wishes he could time travel so he could take part in a Northampton charity bike ride.
The television star from Northampton is currently filming in the United States, but has taken time out of his busy schedule to encourage people to get involved in the 10th annual Cycle 4 Cynthia.
Matt has also donated Dr Who memorabilia to be used in a raffle.
The event is in support of Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support.
He said: “I grew up fairly close to the hospice so I know about its fantastic work and of course that of Macmillan, and I can’t imagine two more deserving causes.
“So I’m really sorry that I can’t be there on the day as I’ve heard it’s great fun for riders of all ages and abilities. If only I actually could time-travel, I’d be there with my sonic screwdriver!”
Hospice spokesman Sue Bownass said: “It’s such a wonderfully hectic year for Matt and of course we’re sorry that he can’t join us at Althorp for what is always a fabulous event but to know that he’s behind us and will be thinking of us on the day is invaluable.
“Matt’s also kindly pledged to donate some signed memorabilia so we’ll raffle that and help raise a little more money for our two great causes.
“Of course, we also award a prize for the best fancy dress so perhaps we might get a few daleks or even cyberman cycling this year, although it might be easier to knit a long coloured scarf and wear that instead!”
The race is taking place at Althorp on Sunday September 22 with five, 25 or 50 mile routes.
Entry costs £15 for adults, £7.50 for children and £35 for families.
For more visit www.cycle4cynthia.com or call Sue Bownass at the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice on 01604 678088.