Riders gear up for show
AN ARRAY of riders have been lined up for Spalding’s popular Springfields Motorbike Show.
Already set to appear are Isle of Man TT 600 Supersport winner Gary Johnson who will ride on January 14 while the show will play host to former British Champion and seven times TT Winner Mick Grant the following day.
And a further two riders – former European Superstock Champion and three-time Supersport Champion Karl Harris and Pete Hickman, who has just finished 9th in the championship – will also appear. A MAMMOTH endurance cycle ride was inspired by a brave young boy with a rare kidney disease.
Little Alex Gibbs (9), of Baron Court, Werrington, Peterborough, suffers from MGPNTYPE 11, which means he has to be on dialysis for 10 hours a night.
He has become the focal point of the Find A Cure For Alex Campaign, which was boosted by a £500 donation following a sponsored cycle.
Jackson Garner (23) did a sponsored cycle from London to Cambridge for the cause after learning of Alex’s condition from his dad Andy - who sits next to the family at Peterborough United home games.
Jackson was joined by his dad’s work colleagues from Huge Crane Cleaning Equipment Andy Keating (46), Peter Bickley (51) and his wife Chris (54).
Dad Andy said: “I sit next to Alex and his family at every Posh game, and found out about his condition.
“When I told my son about Alex he immediately decided to raise money for him.”
After the group managed to raise £300 in donations, the Whittlesey Lions decided to put in a £200 donation to make it a total of £500.
Alex’s mum Julie Gibbs said: “We are so thankful for the fundraising effort.”
The appeal has raised £14,000 since launching earlier this year.