TT legend Peter Hickman uses London show to raise money for MS charity

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British Superbike race winner and Isle of Man TT lap record holder Peter Hickman has raised £1890 for the MS Society Skegness & District Group, with a raffle at a recent London chat show.

Hickman hosted his first show at The Bike Shed on Thursday, December 1 and auctioned off a number of exclusive items including a BSB Pirelli podium cap, a used visor, a pair of race boots, and even a front nose cone from his 2022 FHO Racing BMW.

“My mum got diagnosed [with multiple sclerosis] a few years ago,” Hickman told MCN. “She’s been on trial drugs and all sorts of stuff through the MS Society.

“When we decided to do ‘An evening with’ we thought we’d do a charity auction and we’d do it for the MS Society. It went really well, and we did unusual stuff that you couldn’t really buy.”

Hickman says he now plans to run more events in the coming months, with in-depth insights into the life of a motorcycle racer, and more opportunities to raise the cash to help tackle the condition which affects the brain and nerves.

Jennifer Croxford, from the MS Society Skegness and District Group told MCN: “We’re really grateful to Peter for his imaginative fundraiser and generous donation.

“During the pandemic we weren’t able to raise as much money as we normally would and many of our activities had to stop, sadly isolating people with MS.”