Sunset to sunrise bike challenge for Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas councillor

Coun Jim Astill ANL-160613-133010001
Coun Jim Astill ANL-160613-133010001
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A South Holland district councillor is gearing up for an overnight cross-country motorcycle ride in aid of a very worthy cause.

Coun Jim Astill will take part in ‘Sunset2Sunrise’ on Saturday, June 25.

Jim Astill

Jim Astill

The event, organised by Bikers4Macmillan, sees motorcyclists ride 256 miles from Holyhead in north Wales to Skegness in Lincolnshire.

The challenge gets underway at sunset on the Saturday closest to the longest day of the year and sees participants ride through the night.

Coun Astill, who represents Crowland and Deeping St Nicholas, said: “I’m taking part because I love riding my motorbike and also in memory of a friend, Joyce Bywater, who lost her battle with cancer in 2012. Macmillan provided her family with valuable advice/support.”

This will be the eighth year that Sunset2Sunrise has been held and last year saw a total of 148 riders and 18 pillions take part.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Coun Astill can do so by visiting You can also text JIMA71 £10 to 70070 (or replace £10 with another amount.