Students urge cyclists to sign up for charity bike round Silverstone motor racing circuit

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A university student is organising a bike ride at Silverstone circuit to raise money for a charity supporting families in Northamptonshire.

Emma Hodgkinson, from Kingsthorpe, is part of a team of events managements students at the University of Northampton that is challenging cyclists to pedal from “tea time ‘til the sun goes down” to raise money for NorPIP.

The event takes place on Friday, March 25.

Emma said: “The track will be open at 5.30pm until the sun goes down and we are wanting families to come and have a great time cycling round the track as many times as they can until sunset to support NorPIP.”

Family tickets are available for £45, and individual tickets are also available, both can be bought via the event website

The students are aiming to raise more than £10,000 for the charity to support their ongoing work with parents and young babies who are finding the early years challenging.

“The event will help our work continue and ensure families, who are struggling to bond with their babies, across Northamptonshire are supported through the early years of their child’s life,” said Louise Danielczuk, fundraising co-ordinator.

The bike ride cycles the full length of the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit and is open to participants from seven years upwards wearing a helmet.

Spectators can support their loved ones for free, with a fantastic view from the refurbished Silverstone Wing. Guests can also enjoy the big indoor family entertainment programme, including a children’s fun zone, live music, a supercar display, and much much more, from 3pm until 7pm on the day.