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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.

Mayor John Blackburn becomes the leader of the pack, with Jean Sharman on pillion, on her partner John Bates bike. Around 200 of the luxurious Honda motorbikes lined Foreshore Road, for their annual RNLI fundraising day.  Pictures by Andrew Higgins.  113679a

Mayor John Blackburn becomes the leader of the pack, with Jean Sharman on pillion, on her partner John Bates bike. Around 200 of the luxurious Honda motorbikes lined Foreshore Road, for their annual RNLI fundraising day. Pictures by Andrew Higgins. 113679a

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.

The Goldwings land on the seafront! Around 200 of the luxurious Honda motorbikes lined Foreshore Road, for their annual RNLI fundraising day.  Pictures by Andrew Higgins.  113679h

The Goldwings land on the seafront! Around 200 of the luxurious Honda motorbikes lined Foreshore Road, for their annual RNLI fundraising day. Pictures by Andrew Higgins. 113679h

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.

Goldwings Light Parade'The annual Honda Goldwings light parade around the seafront in Scarborough..'Picture by Neil Silk  113686g'10/09/11

Goldwings Light Parade'The annual Honda Goldwings light parade around the seafront in Scarborough..'Picture by Neil Silk 113686g'10/09/11

“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.”