NOTE: THIS POST IS FOR THE 2013 EVENT, FOR THE 2014 EVENT CLICK HERE
A popular parade is set to return to Llandudno towards the end of this summer. The Goldwing light Parade, which was last hosted in Llandudno in 2011, will take place this year across 2 days – the 30th and 31st August 2013.
The parade features 150 motorcycle riders of Honda Goldwing touring bikes, decorated in bright colours and illuminations. The event is organised by the Goldwing Riders and Co group, with money raised from the parade being used towards the RNLI and other charities, with donations distributed by Llandudno Lions.
The event will be officially opened by Coronation Street star Ian Puleston Davies – who plays builder Owen Armstrong. He will also take part in the event, alongside Llandudno Mayor Cllr Garry Burchett, as a part of the Mayor’s Pick of the Day contest. A committee for the event has been set up by the chairman of the Goldwing Riders and Co Dave Crowley and Peter Hibbard, of the Evans Hotel, to see if the parade could return to Llandudno this year.
Dave Crowley said “Everyone enjoyed the parade last time it was in Llandudno, which raised £3,350”. One of the main supporters of the parade has been North Wales Honda, along with a group of business people that have the parade and what it stands for at heart.
The schedule for the parade is jam packed with plenty of entertainment and chances to meet other riders who have come to support this great cause. Crowds will enjoy beautiful and colourful displays that will mean you have a great time.
Friday 30th August
On Friday 30th August, there will be a static light show and photo shoot at the Evans hotel for those that want to show off their lights, while enjoying an informal and social meeting.
Saturday 31st August
Events will take place from 10am to 4pm. Here you can park your bike on the promenade for the daytime static display. There will be marshals will be in place to direct you. The registration fee of £3.50 is payable, which will cover your bike for the evening. Please bear in mind that any bike that does not display their registration sticker will not be able to take part. The Lord Mayor will also be choosing their Best Bike of the day. There will be the parade at 8pm, but you should assemble no later than 7.30pm as there are expected to be large crowds.
There is no need to remove your bike from the promenade as long as the prom is vacated by 10pm.
Sunday 1st September
Sunday will see the end of the parade weekend, with a run out leaving the Evans hotel at 11am, disappearing into the local mountain landscape.
Cae Mor Seafront Hotel Llandudno – 01492 878101