Eight-year-old aiming to ride 40km in 90 minutes in ambitious cycling challenge

Ruby Isaac will take on the challenge at Silverstone Race Circuit in May in aid of the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership

An eight-year-old girl from Kettering is set to take on an ambitious challenge in May, as she attempts to ride 40km in 90 minutes around Silverstone Race Circuit.

Ruby Isaac, who has already had some time in the limelight after getting the attention of world champion Peter Sagan for imitating his Haribo eating antics, will take on the challenge on May 1 alongside her 12-year-old brother and dad in aid of the Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership (NorPIP) charity.

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Ruby aims to raise £500 for the charity which provides therapy to young families and children. It'll take some effort from the cycling loving eight-year-old though, as she'll need to average at least 26.6kmph over seven laps of the circuit to achieve her aim.

Not only will Ruby be taking on her challenge on the Bank Holiday Monday, but the track will be open to members of the public too, offering everyone the chance to ride around the famous Formula One circuit. Tickets for the ride will cost £20 for adults and £5 for kids, with lots of other activities taking place on the day as well, which starts at 6pm until sunset.

“It’s a great charity and I want people to come and support me on the day," said Ruby on her challenge.

She also offered her essential tip for any cyclist taking on a similar challenge: “My biggest tip for any cyclist is to just keep trying your hardest. Ride lots and keep getting faster and faster”.

You can follow Ruby's journey through the challenge on Twitter @RubyWIsaac and donate to the cause by visiting her Just Giving page.

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