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Boston is THE place to be tonight if you have even a passing interest in motorcycles.

The annual Boston Bike Night, organised by Boston Motorcycle Riders' Association and starting at around 6pm, provides one of the biggest regional showcases for two and three-wheeled machinery.

And the attraction for the thousands who attend is not just the exhibitors. It's as much about the incredible line-up of motorcycles parked around the town that visitors and their pillion passengers arrive on.

Exhibitors showing latest bikes and accessories will have stalls on the Bargate Green and Cattle Market car parks, where visitor bikes will be parked as well as in many other areas across the centre of town. This year the area allocated to the Bike Night has been increased, so there is twice the space for parking motorcycles. There will also be live bands performing.

Look out for bikes to spark memories from your own youth - last year I spotted a mint version of my very first proper motorcycle, a Honda CB175 - through to exotics, hyper sports bikes, choppers, cruisers, combinations, scooters and trikes.

The event is in its 17th year and grows and gets better each year.

Cllr Peter Bedford, leader of Boston Borough Council, has made an appeal for businesses which can provide refreshments to stay open late and take advantage of a "fantastic trading opportunity"

He said: "They come from all over. I spoke to a couple last year who had ridden from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Many ride here, with pillion passengers, direct from finishing a day's work, so they arrive hungry and thirsty and with money to spend. They are captive customers."