Goldwings set to dazzle inseafront parade
Scarborough seafront is set to host a dazzling display of Honda Goldwings this Saturday as the popular Goldwing Light Parade returns to town.
Around 100 motorbikes and trikes will line South Bay near the lifeboat house from 10am to 4pm.
The during the evening, from 8pm, the Goldwings will parade from West Pier along Scarborough’s North and South Bays to the delight of thousands of spectators who turn up year on year to see the unique illuminated spectacle.
After the parade at about 9.30pm there will be a grand finale fireworks display on the South Bay Beach.
The event is organised by volunteers in aid of Scarborough lifeboat.
This year, the parade will be officially opened by “Yorkshire Rows”, the four record-holding Yorkshire mums who rowed across the Atlantic.
Event organiser John Bates said: “Some of our team met the Yorkshire Rows ladies last year to support their efforts and to promote our 2015 RNLI charity event in Scarborough.
“I was amazed and then excited when they accepted our invitation to come to Scarborough and officially start our charity light parade this year.” The mums - Janette Benaddi, Helen Butters, Niki Doeg and Frances Davies - achieved their dream by successfully rowing the Atlantic Ocean, arriving in Antigua in 67 days picking up a world record for the oldest women to row any ocean.
The Goldwings Light Parade and static display will take place this Saturday, September 10. A road closure will be in force from 7.30pm to 10pm covering Foreshore Road, Sandside, Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive and Peasholm Gap.
The roads will reopen as soon as it is deemed safe after the parade has returned to West Pier except Foreshore Road which will remain closed until 10pm due to the anticipated attendance for the firework display on South Bay beach at 9.30pm. A council spokesman said: “Apologies for any inconvenience to your business. Thank you for your understanding and appreciation of the safety requirements for this popular event.”