The recent Talk and Torque networking event was held at Cambridge Innovation Park, Waterbeach, on the 13th July. Torque and Talk is a unique approach to a car meet, gathering local communities who share a passion for cars and networking. The event organisers are also keen to support charitable causes.

With the help of Rotary Business Forum, part of a worldwide group of over a million people who come together to put something back into the community, members set up and managed a Formula 1 racing simulator to raise funds for the chosen charity, SpecialEffect.


SpecialEffect help people with physical disabilities to play video games putting fun and inclusion back into their lives.

Donations totalling £90 were collected from participants who sped round virtual laps of the Monaco GP circuit.

The overall winner was Jamie, who won a bottle of premium Cambridge Champagne. Of special note was a further prize awarded to 10-year old Lilly who excelled at the sport and came a very close second. Truly a future World Championship contender!

Prizes were generously donated by Dennis Caswell of Denny End Deli, who also supplied food and drink for the event

The racing simulator will remain at Cambridge Innovation Park North for all to enjoy.