Golden weekend for bike lovers

Gold Wings @ West Pier 2015 - 12.09.2015 Daisy Hackworth having fun

Gold Wings @ West Pier 2015 - 12.09.2015 Daisy Hackworth having fun

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Scores of dazzling Honda Goldwing motorbikes lit up Scarborough over the weekend - raising thousands for charity.

The annual event draws riders and spectators to the town from as far afield as Scotland, Wales, Essex and Newcastle.

On Saturday, 140 Goldwings lined South Bay forming a static display while organisers collected donations for Scarborough lifeboat.

Five trikes were invited to open the Gold Cup races at Oliver’s Mount, taking the top riders on a lap around the circuit.

The day was rounded off by the Goldwings Light Parade, which featured 114 bikes and passed along the seafront and Marine Drive.

A firework display in South Bay brought the event to a spectacular close.

Organiser John Bates said: “It was fantastic and the feedback we had from everyone was brilliant.

“The weather during the afternoon scared us though! There was an almighty torrential downpour, but it cleared up and the sun came out for us at teatime.

“The crowds for the parade were amazing and people were saying it was the best one yet.”

John thinks that the event has raised around £3,700 for the lifeboat and assures people that every penny collected will go to the cause.