Goldwing Light Parade raises £8,550 for air ambulance

Words and photos by Dave Barry 

Hundreds if not thousands of people turned out to enjoy the annual Goldwing Light Parade on Scarborough’s seafront.

Foreshore Road, Sandside, Marine Drive, Royal Albert Drive and most of Eastborough were closed to traffic as 110 Honda Goldwings drove from one end of the south bay to the opposite end of the north bay.

Many of the bikes were brightly illuminated and many of the riders sported fancy dress, appearing as Wonder Woman, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Minions, etc.

Cyclists travelled huge distances - from Dundee, Cornwall, Sussex, Wales, Holland and other places.

They converged on the West Pier carpark, which had about three hours of drizzle in the afternoon.

But the weather cleared up in time for the big parade, which raised £8,550 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance and was followed by a fireworks display, courtesy of South Bay Traders Association.