The Event Organisers

GoldWings For Life organises the Scarborough GoldWing Light Parade with fantastic assistance from Scarborough Borough Council Events Team, Brian Bean of The Redcliffe Hotel and Yorkshire’s WhiteRose GoldWings motorbike group.  The volunteer organising team led by John Bates and Janet Houseman is the same team that initially created this fabulous charity event back in 2008.  Since then the event has raised over £74,000 for the Scasrborough and Filey Lifeboats  and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance..

However now that Scarborough has a new lifeboat and boathouse, the team will focus its efforts on  the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  The chosen charity collects and counts the day’s proceeds and later they inform the event organisers of the total sum raised.  Figures and accounts are published locally and on Scarborough’s licensing authority website.

Although GoldWings For Life organises, promotes and runs the day’s event, Scarborough Borough Council takes over responsibility for the evening light parade when the static display of GoldWings ends about 4.00pm.


Scarborough is the best light parade

on the circuit

Xena James

Durham, UK


GoldWings For Life

About Us

GoldWings for Life is a small dedicated volunteer team of Yorkshire based GoldWing riders whose main focus is organising events in aid of life saving charities, hence the name.

The popularity of our Scarborough event is purely down to the sheer hard work and dedication of our volunteers who engage in a promotional programme starting in February. Press releases and stories are produced which advertise the event in Yorkshire’s media. The group also designs and publishes flyers & posters which are distributed to Scarborough Hotels, Guest Houses and Holiday Parks, shows and other events throughout the UK.

We have tremendous assistance from Scarborough’s local media too. The Scarborough News, Yorkshire Coast Radio and Scarborough TV News have been instrumental in spreading the word about our show resulting in some of the biggest crowds ever seen at a Scarborough charity event, with a reported 15,000 spectators turning out to watch last year.

Our team is always searching for volunteers to help run things on the day, so if you can spare an hour or more at our event, please contact the organisers as early as possible.  See our Contact Us page.

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