Jon Sandercock's Funeral

I’ve just spoken to Jon’s dad. The funeral is arranged for 12pm on Saturday 13th June at Offwell Church, Nr. Honiton, Devon.

He tells me that the undertaker will be very happy for a cavalcade of bikes to escort the hearse from the chapel of rest in Honiton to Offwell. If anyone is planning on attending and/or riding can they please let me know asap so that I can make the arrangements. You can get hold of me on 07816371857. Jon was an incredibly popular guy and it would be great to think that we could give him a proper send off.


Jon’s funeral will be taking place at 12 noon on Saturday, 13th June. Here are the finalised details:

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The plan is to meet in Honiton High Street, outside Lloyds Bank, no later than 11.15 am. From there I will lead you all round to the undertakers premises.

For those of you coming from the direction of Dorset along the A35 you can meet up at Kilmington Cross Services just outside Axminster.

Please note that Saturday is market day in Honiton and the traffic is both heavy and slow so please adjust your travelling times accordingly.

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The service is 12 noon at Offwell Church, Nr. Honiton, Devon.

Jon’s family have asked that you make a charitable donation to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust rather than sending flowers.

Received this via Ducati UK - please can anyone help?

Subject:* Operation Brad - family pay tribute to Devon motorcyclist who died in A303 collision

Operation Brad – family pay tribute to Devon motorcyclist who died in A303 collision

The family of a motorcyclist from Devon who died in a collision on an A303 link road near Andover have paid tribute to their ‘devoted dad, loving son and wonderful brother.’

Police are continuing to appeal for information about what happened to Jonathan Sandercock, who died on Sunday, May 31 after spending the afternoon at a British Superbikes event at Thruxton.

At around 6.25pm, the 46-year-old lost control of his red Ducati motorcycle and collided with a bridge parapet under the A303 at Thruxton Down.

In a statement, his family said: “Jon was a devoted dad to Juliet, a caring and loving son to Jenny and Brian, and a wonderful brother to Kate, Tina, Lindsey and Peta.

“He died doing what he loved: riding his 916sp Ducati.

“Jon developed a lifelong passion for motorbikes in his teens and since then he had owned and ridden many motorbikes. In recent years, he joined the Ducati club and gradually became the owner of a red Ducati 916, a blue Ducati 750 Paso, a red Ducati 750 Paso, and a grey Ducati 900 ss. He loved to ride his machines and also spent countless hours servicing and rebuilding them in his garage at home in East Worlington, near Crediton, Devon.

“Although he was taken away from us long before his time, we know that he has influenced everyone who has known him in a way that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. As dads, sons, brothers, uncles, and friends go, he really was very special. Sleep well Jon. We will miss you forever.”

PC Paul White from Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit said: “The red Ducati Mr Sandercock was riding was very distinctive and may have been noticed by a lot of people at the Superbikes event.

“I’d really like to hear from anyone who was with him or saw him at Thruxton so we can piece together what happened leading up to the collision.

“I also believe that there are a number of witnesses who saw the bike leaving the circuit before it crashed or who saw the crash but haven’t yet come forward.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC White at the Whitchurch Roads Policing Unit, quoting Operation Brad, on 0845 045 45 45 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all who attended Jon’s funeral on Saturday. The weathermen got it wrong and the sun shone on a dozen bikes as we escorted Jon’s hearse on its’ journey to the church. Standing room only was the order of the day as befits the regard that Jon was held in by all who knew him. Having spoken to Jon’s parents, I know that the cavalcade was very much appreciated as were the banner and tributes displayed at the wake.

Once again, thanks for helping to give a top bloke a brilliant send off.


Thank you for the update, Chris. I’m sure that those of us who were unable to be there were thinking of everyone at the Funeral.