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Sporting Event:Goldwing Light Parade - 2020 CANCELLED at Scarborough South Bay

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Sporting Event, Sat 12 Sep 2020

Goldwing Light Parade

Goldwing Light Parade

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Britain’s finest Honda GoldWings, the world’s top touring motorbikes, will be on display on Scarborough’s West Pier and in Foreshore Road on Saturday 12th September 2020. Then at 8.00pm they leave West Pier for a dazzling parade along the North and South Bays’ promenades, all in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade is one of the UK’s most glitzy GoldWing charity events and it all takes place beside the beach, followed by a fabulous fireworks display fired from the South Bay Beach about 9.00pm, courtesy of the South Bay Traders’ Association. A great weekend break for the whole family so book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment!

Daytime Static Display
From 10.00am to 4.00pm there will be a static display of GoldWings on the West Pier and in Foreshore Road. The Mayor of Scarborough will be visiting to address the riders and to judge his favourite trike.

The Mayor will also draw the event’s raffle just before 3.30pm and winners will be contacted through their mobile numbers.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance staff will be there with a gift shop and tombola stall so there’s plenty to see.

At 4.00pm the display ends and riders disperse for tea. West Pier is then temporarily closed to pedestrians and prepared for mustering the parade as bikers return from 6.30pm onwards.

The parade starts at 8.00pm prompt and heads south along Foreshore Road to the Aquarium Top Roundabout where it does an about turn and comes back along the Foreshore Road heading north through Sandside.

The route takes the bikes along the full length of both north and south bays’ promenades before turning again at the Peasholm Gap - Burniston Road Roundabout and heading back to West Pier Car Park. The parade lasts only about 40 minutes so don’t miss this dazzling show.

When the bikes are safely parked up on West Pier, there’s an opportunity to take photographs before the evening’s grand finale, a fabulous Firework display from the beach

Mustering begins on West Pier from 6.30pm so that bikes can be arranged in parade formation. Both spectators and riders are advised to arrive early as roads in the vicinity are closed from 7.30pm to allow for safe operation of the parade.

West Pier Car Park will be closed to allow bikes to enter safely and set up for the parade. At 7.45pm some of the leading trikes will pull out and stop on Foreshore Road so that press photographs can be taken. The parade then starts at 8.00pm prompt!

The illuminated GoldWings parade and fireworks display make a super attraction for Scarborough holiday-makers and residents alike. All the family will love the evening and it’s absolutely free. There are lots of good vantage points to view the show, or you can get up closer by the roadside anywhere along the route.

All we ask is that you please make a donation in one of the collection buckets to support our Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

The spectacular fireworks display will start around 9.00pm shortly after the GoldWings parade is parked back up on the West Pier.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcome

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 12 Sep 2020


Foreshore Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1PD



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Directions to south bay when there are no major events taking place:
By Road:
Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay.
From the South end of the bay you will come along Foreshore Road.
From Peasholm Park in the North Bay, go on seafront along Royal Albert Drive, Marine Drive and Sandside.

By Public transport:
There is a regular No.6 bus service from the town centre down to the West Pier in the South Bay (day time only). Current timetable at

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome