Goldwings set to invade Scarborough
Yorkshire GoldWings are gearing up to invade
Scarborough once again with their mobile illuminations show in a
bid to top up the money they have raised so far for the RNLI
lifeboats to £20,000, with this their fourth parade.
The evening parade will consist of the UK’s
finest Honda GoldWing motorcycles and trikes each illuminated with
On Saturday 10 September GoldWings will begin
to arrive in Scarborough from all parts of the UK for a weekend of
fun, frivolity and fundraising near the lifeboat house in Foreshore
Rowena Marsden, Events Officer at Scarborough
Borough 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 throughout
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 bays were 10 deep with
spectators and enthusiasts.
"I would like to thank the Yorkshire Goldwings
Club and especially the organisers who put a lot of time and effort
into planning such a well co-ordinated event. It is a great
attraction which boosts tourism and brings a massive splash of
moving colour to the seafront before the autumn draws in.”
Saturday morning will see a massive display of
GoldWings begin to assemble and owners will stay around most of the
day to chat with anyone interested in these magnificent touring
Some members of the Yorkshire Region of the
GoldWing Owners Club of Great Britain, organisers of this event
will be wearing fancy dress to entertain visitors and to collect
for the RNLI Scarborough LIfeboats.
A few other club members will be wearing
yellow vests as they marshall the bikes into position.
Trikes and three wheelers will be in the West
Pier Car Park next to the Lifeboat Station and most of the solo
GoldWings will be arranged down the promenade along Foreshore Road
from the Lifeboat Station and south towards the Spa.
The Scarborough Lifeboat Supporters Group will
also be out in numbers supporting the bikers as will the
Scarborough 2nd Girl Guides helping with their Treasure Map, a new
fundraising idea from the girls.
The Mayor and Mayoress of the Borough of
Scarborough, Cllr John Blackburn and Mrs Jackie Blackburn, will be
attending the display in the afternoon to judge the GoldWings and
to present awards to winning owners.
They will be greeted by the club’s Regional
Rep Janet Houseman and after a brief guided tour of the display,
the Mayor and Mayoress will be asked to choose their favourite
GoldWings from four categories, best GL1800 model, best GL1500,
best Classic GoldWing and best GoldWing Three Wheeler.
At around 4pm the Mayor will draw several
winning raffle tickets for some super prizes including a free 2011
Three Night Caravan Holiday Weekend, kindly donated by the Cayton
Bay Holiday Park where the main body of GoldWing club members have
booked caravans to celebrate this their final weekend event of
Later on Saturday evening, the civic
dignitaries will be heading the spectacular moving parade of light
and sound by riding as passengers on GoldWing trikes, ridden by
club members John Herrington from Scarborough and Christine Adams
At 8pm the Mayor of Scarborough will start the
parade from the Burniston Road car park by sounding an air
The parade will head south along the
North Bay Promenade, Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive, Sandside and
into Foreshore Road before going around the Valley Road roundabout
and heading off back to the staring point where the event ends at
However, 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 at the Watermark Cafe in Prince Albert Drive.
In the last four years, the bikers have raised
more than £17,000 for the Scarborough and Filey Lifeboats and they
expect once again to swell the lifeboat coffers next weekend.
The riders chose Yorkshire lifeboats as a
worthy charity to support when lifeboat teams travelled inland to
help rescue Yorkshire folk from the floods of 2007.
In the last six years the Yorkshire club
members have raised more than £32,000 for four Yorkshire charities,
which include the RNLI Scarborough and Filey Lifeboats, the
Yorkshire Air Ambulance, the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice near
Sheffield and Macmillan Cancer Support.