Hugh will take to the track at Wolverhampton’s Aldersley Stadium, where he trained ahead of his World Championship successes, along with others as part of the Hugh’s 80 for 80 event.
It will see the sporting star and his friends take on 80 laps, roughly 22 miles, on January 26 in recognition of the milestone he reaches the following day.
And instead of a birthday gift, the commentator has called on people to donate to Compton Care – where he is a patron and which supports people with incurable and complex illnesses.
He said of his latest challenge: “What a lot of cyclists tend to do when they reach a milestone age is they tend to ride a mile each distance on the road which replicates their age.
“But I thought I wanted to do something totally unique so I thought, ‘I’m going to do 80 laps of Aldersley Stadium’.”
Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Claire Darke will drop the flag to start the event at 11am on the day.
WV Active, which runs the centre, will be putting on spin bikes at the side of the track where others can match his efforts.
To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/hugh-porter80