YORK City Knights captain Tim Spears has joined former Knight Craig Forsyth's epic world record static charity bike challenge.

Spears will be alongside Forsyth and 23 other rugby players who will undertake 30 hours of pedalling on Saturday, all in aid of Rugby League Cares and the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).

The 35-year-old has captained the Knights to terrific success on the field since joining the club in 2017 and he's now preparing himself to feature in a different sporting challenge.

The MNDA has become a prominent charity in rugby league circles since the news that Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow had been diagnosed with motor neurone disease in January.

Spears told the York City Knights website: “It’s going to be a fair old challenge that’s for sure, but there’s some great guys involved and we will hopefully all pull each other through if we are struggling.

"Most importantly, it’s for two great causes and if any money we raise can help Rob and his family as well as others in any small way then it’s 30 hours well spent.

“He was a joy to watch and a nightmare to play against in equal measure.

"Thinking about his toughness he showed when he played and now in the positive way he has embraced his fight is truly inspirational and he will certainly be in my thoughts when it gets tough.

“When the news broke of Rob’s diagnosis, I remember speaking to Fordy (head coach James Ford) and we agreed that we wanted to do anything we could to support him.

“Lockdown has given me and the other lads this opportunity and I hope people get behind it and support us to get through it and raise as much money as we can.”

To support the world record attempt, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/30hoursonabike