A STUNNING cavalcade of dazzling Honda motorcycles brought a kaleidoscope of colour to Scarborough over the weekend during a charity parade.
The Yorkshire GoldWings rolled in for their fourth fundraiser in the town, which raised money for the town’s lifeboat service.
Draped in a myriad of flags with bright paintwork and lights glinting in the afternoon sun, around 200 bikes and trikes drew huge crowds to Foreshore Road and
A host of stalls and fun games - including club members dressed as pirates outside the lifeboathouse - kept onlookers entertained before a fully illuminated parade under Scarborough’s night sky rounded off proceedings.
Scarborough mayor Cllr John Blackburn also cast his eye over the day and got in the saddle to enjoy a trip around the town on a bike before judging the best motorcycles of the weekend.
John Bates, organiser of the event, said he was delighted it was a success and was pleased to be raising money for a worthy cause after making more than £17,000 in the three previous trips.
He added this year’s fundraiser was dedicated to lifeboat fundraiser Jilly Swales, who died last year, and the club presented her husband, Terry, with a plaque.
Mr Bates said: “We had 200 bikes here and although there wasn’t as many people in Scarborough itself as there has been in previous years, we still remained very enthusiastic as always and had a great time.
“This is a nice event and certainly one of the biggest in our calendar.
“It brings people from all over the country and we have even had a couple come from Dortmund in Germany which was fantastic.
“The people here are always great too and like to stop and look at the bikes and have a chat with the owners which they really enjoy.”
Cllr Blackburn added: “It is wonderful for Scarborough and for the lifeboat charity to have the GoldWings back.
“The money they raise is fantastic and to have raised more than £17,000 over the years is a great credit to them.”