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Eight Year Old Pocket Rocket Ruby Rides In Aid of Local Charity NorPIP

by Holly Blades

An 8 year old from Kettering is taking on the challenge of cycling 40km around the Silverstone Race Circuit on May 1st, in aid of the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership (NorPIP).

Known as the 'Pocket Rocket', Ruby Isaac has been cycling since September 2015 and through her own Just Giving page hopes to raise £500 for the local charity. NorPIP work with young families and children to provide therapy and the annual event organised by University of Northampton students, is biggest fundraising event in the NorPIP calendar. 

Eight year old Ruby, whose idols include Laura Kenny, Helen Wyman, Becky James and Peter Sagan, is aiming to ride 40km around the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in an hour and a half. Alongside 12 year old brother Finley and dad Nick she is aiming to cycle 40km in 90 minutes, which is equivalent to 7 laps of the 3.66 mile circuit.

Already adored by pro cyclists such as Laura Winter and Peter Sagan, Ruby hopes to inspire everyone with a bike to come and cycle with her on the day all in aid of the charity: "It's a great charity and I want people to come and support me on the day".

A future cycling superstar for Northampton, Ruby shared her tips with us for new and experienced cyclists: "My biggest tip for any cyclist is to just keep trying your hardest. Ride lots and keep getting faster and faster".

The event, which takes place on Monday 1 May, is a great opportunity for experienced riders, budding cyclists and families, to take on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. There will also be a family fun day, including a bouncy castle, fairground games, food, soft play and more!

From 6.00pm the track will be open for cyclists to experience the excitement of the Grand Prix circuit and ride until sunset.

Tickets for the cycle start from £20 for adults and £5 for children and are available to buy from the NorPIP website or you can donate to Rubys Just Giving page at:

Follow Rubys journey on Twitter @RubyWIsaac and @Norpipbikeride 

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