A WORLD-famous cyclist is to lead a charity ride in the New Forest in September to support a teenage girl with multiple health problems.

On September 20, father of six Jens Voigt, 42, will be taking the lead in a charity ride through the New Forest to raise funds for the Epilepsy Society and Oakhaven Hospice.

Long-standing friend of Mr Voigt and ride organiser Stuart Grace of GA Cycles is the father of Amy, who has suffered with epilepsy, ADHD and learning disabilities for more than 15 years, and has a relative receiving care in the hospice.

Throughout their long-standing friendship with Mr Voight, Mr Grace and his daughter have received generous support.