Sign up for NorPIP charity bike ride around Silverstone International F1 Track

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Families are being urged to sign up for a charity bike ride around Silverstone Circuit over the May Bank Holiday weekend.

Organisers from NorPIP says the annual ride on Friday May 1 will be bigger and better than last year and will give cyclists the chance to ride alongside Formula One teams Redbull and Mercedes Petronas.

The event welcomes cycle riders from age seven upwards, giving children and grown-ups the chance to rev their bikes up in the pit lanes, take to the chicanes and go.

A spokeswoman said; “Aston Martin, Ferrari and Toyota will give you the opportunity to see their cars up close and personal as well as great stalls and give aways from British Cycling, soft play areas for children, as well as local dignatories making an appearance.

“Spectators as well as cyclists are welcomed to this tremendous event which promises to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to beat Formula One teams on wheels,” she said.

The annual bike race raises money for Northamptonshire based charity NorPIP.

Executive director Anna Day said: “We use these funds to help parents who are struggling with coping with their babies, often as a result of postnatal depression or mental health problems. We provide therapy to families to help them overcome traumas affecting their ability to parent, helping them to develop a loving relationship.

Clinical lead Rebecca Wylde at NorPIP added: “Therapy that we provide helps parents and their infants stay together, often when an infant is at risk of neglect and abuse”

NorPIP Bike Ride is on Friday May 1 from 6pm – 8.30pm at Silverstone International F1 Track. To purchase your ticket and secure your place visit http://norpipbikeride.wix.com/2015.