Thousands of motorcycle fans are expected to descend on a county charity’s biggest fund-raiser of the year, the Day of Champions at Silverstone.
The event to raise money for Pitsford-based Riders for Health takes place on Thursday, August 29, ahead of the British round of the MotoGP world championship.
Riders for Health is the official charity of MotoGP, and the event raises money to provide millions of people across Africa with reliable health care.
The day includes stunt shows, live music and an auction, which will be attended by the stars of MotoGP.
At noon, the traditional Day of Champions ride-in will see 150 motorcycles arrive at the circuit in convoy led by British MotoGP star, Bradley Smith, and British Superbike champion, Niall Mackenzie.
A Riders for Health spokesman said: “Each year, Day of Champions raises hundreds of thousands of pounds. The organisation mobilises health workers in Africa with motorcycles so they can reach remote rural communities with health care on a regular basis. Health workers are trained to ride safely over the rugged terrain and to do daily checks on their motorcycle so that it doesn’t break down leaving vulnerable families isolated.”
Tickets start at £15. To book visit www.silverstone.co.uk or call 0844 3750 500.