WORLD Superbike champion James Toseland is bringing his rock band to perform at a charity night in Ellesmere Port.
Although the Sheffield-born rider is renowned for his exploits on the track, he is also an accomplished pianist and singer who plays regularly with his group.
The band will be performing at the Vauxhall Motors Social Club on Sunday night to raise funds for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s baby care unit and the Chris Jones Riders Fund (CJRF).
Toseland finished fourth in the 2007 BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards and demonstrated his piano-playing abilities by performing a specially written piece at the ceremony.
Organiser Karen Price from Great Sutton said: “My family are big Superbike fans and wanted to get James over to the area.
“We know he does a lot of work like this in Yorkshire so we are delighted he’s coming to Ellesmere Port to perform with his band.
“The money we make from the night will be split between the baby care unit, which my son had spent some time in, and the CJRF.”
Promising racer Chris Jones, 14, from Droitwich, was killed in 2005 following a starting line accident involving nine riders.
The aim of the fund was to buy a vital, lifesaving mobile x-ray unit that could be transported to all of the race tracks in the UK.
The success of the appeal encouraged the family and their friends to continue their fundraising work and find new ways to improve rider safety.
Tickets for the charity night are priced £10 and can be booked by calling Karen Price on 07763776927.