Bikes will light up the seafront

One of the Honda GoldWings lit up
One of the Honda GoldWings lit up

n In the last four years the bikers have raised more than £17,000 for Scarborough and Filey lifeboats.

YORKSHIRE GoldWings are gearing up to light up Scarborough seafront once again with their mobile illuminations show in aid of the RNLI at the weekend.



The fourth annual parade will consist of the UK’s finest Honda GoldWing motorcycles and trikes, each illuminated with show lights.

On Saturday GoldWings will begin to arrive in Scarborough from all parts of the UK for a weekend of fun and fundraising near the lifeboat house in Foreshore Road.

Rowena Marsden, events officer at Scarborough Council, said: “The Yorkshire Goldwings event has become a firm favourite in the September events calendar for Scarborough as they provide a fantastic static display on the Foreshore through out the day, allowing the public a great opportunity to get close up to the bikes for inspection. However, the evening light parade is the most exciting and I was amazed by the public support last year when the whole of the route on both North and South Bay was 10-deep with spectators and enthusiasts.  

“The event is a great attraction which boosts tourism and brings a massive splash of moving colour to the seafront before the autumn draws in.”

Events will take place throughout the day, and at 8pm Scarborough mayor John Blackburn will start a spectacular moving parade of light and sound from the Burniston Road car park by sounding an air horn.

It will head south along North Bay Promenade, Marine Drive, Sandside and into Foreshore Road before going around the Valley Road roundabout and heading off back to the starting point at about 8.45pm.

This year organisers are hoping to get the owners of a few of the best illuminated bikes to stay back after the parade ends so that spectators get a chance to photograph them as they park up for 15 minutes in front of the lifeboat house and in Royal Albert Drive.