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Silverstone and MG Car Club Support 2011 National Motorsport Week

- Circuit open to cyclists at 19:00hrs on Saturday 25 June as part of MG Live
- Donation requested to support Help the Heroes
- Great evening of fun for the family - young cyclists welcome

National Motorsport Week takes place from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July 2011. To help celebrate this week of activity Silverstone and the MG Car Club are working together to open the full Grand Prix Circuit to all cyclists on Saturday 25 June from 19:00 – 20:00hrs, as part of the MG Live weekend. As well as being able to cycle the Grand Prix Circuit guests will be welcome at the MG party, which is also taking place at Silverstone that evening.

The Circuit will be open to all holders of a ticket to MG Live and after 18:00hrs on the day, we will open the gates to all cyclists in order that they can access the venue free of charge for the evening. However, in return, a donation to support the Help the Heroes charity will be encouraged. The circuit will be open to cyclists from 19:00 until 20:00hrs and the MG Live party will take place on the inside of the circuit, starting at 19:30hrs, and includes live music, family friendly entertainment and children’s funfair.

Richard Phillips, Managing Director of Silverstone Circuits Limited, commented: “We strongly support the National Motorsport Week initiative and wanted to get behind the campaign by offering motor sport fans the opportunity to get onto the circuit just 14 days before the 2011 FORMULA 1 SANTANDER BRITISH GRAND PRIX takes place. We are very grateful to the MG Car Club for working with us on this and hope many people take the chance to enjoy the event.”

“The MG Car Club is delighted to be working with Silverstone on such a worthwhile scheme as National Motorsport week continues to gather momentum. This year, MGLive! falls on Armed Forces weekend and those cycling the Silverstone circuit can play their part by donating money to Help For Heroes. After the cycle ride we’re inviting people to stay on site and be part of the MGLive! party which will cater for the whole family. MGLive! is the event where the whole family gets together to celebrate everything that’s great about MG cars and MG people. My message is simple - come and join in the fun!”

For more information on National Motorsport Week visit For more information on MG Live please visit

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