Whitley Bay Light Parade

Saturday 21st April 2018

Welcome to the Whitley Bay Goldwing Light Parade Home Page 2020

IMPORTANT. Due to the government guidelines on the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic, we have had to cancel this event. We are hoping to postpone the event to September 2019. further details will be given later.

On this website you will find all the details for the light parade. There's information for the members of public as well as the Goldwing owners who want to take part in the event.

In the Goldwing Community there is already a number of established Light Parades throughout the UK. These can be found at  Hunstanton, Shrewsbury, Llandudno, Berwick, Scarborough & Skegness. Now for the third year we are proud to announce the Whitley Bay Goldwing Light Parade 2020 to be held on Saturday 28th March.

Michael Price is the Events and Runs organiser for Border Wings, he came up with the idea of having our own North East event. Border Wings is part of the Goldwing Owners Club of Great Britain and this will now make Whitley Bay, the 4th light parade run under the GWOCGB umbrella.

The Goldwings will come from all parts of the UK. Many of the bikes have state of the art lighting systems, computer controlled and cost thousands of pounds that adorn their bikes. Its truly a sight to behold, don't take my word for it, search on you tube for Goldwing light parade and you will find a whole host of videos to watch. But its even better to come along yourself and see the event.

The event will be in two parts. The first being a static display and we are pleased to announce this will again be on The Links right next door to Spanish City between 10am - 4pm. You will be able to get up close to the bikes, talk to the owners and ask questions. The main part though is the light parade itself. The bikes will start to arrive at  6.30pm and the parade will leave at 7.30pm from the Briardene Car park. The route chosen will be to turn left and go along the coast, through Cullercoats to Tynemouth, where the bikes will turn round on Front Street and head back along the same route, returning back to the Car park which is located is located on the A193     coast road                                                                                                                                                       between Spanish City and St Mary's Lighthouse.
The Links, Whitley Bay
Map of Whitley Bay
Border Wings
The Goldwing Owners Club of Great Britain
Now for all the Goldwingers who are saying, where on earth is Whitley Bay. Well its on the North East Coast just North of Newcastle and the River Tyne on a map. Its a beautiful coastline with hopefully the recently refurbished Spanish City complex. You can see the image of the building on the flyer behind the illuminated wing.

Over the years a lot of money has been collected for charity at the other light parades. We are collecting in aid of the Tynemouth RNLI. The event is FREE but it would be really great if you could donate to this worthy cause. The RNLI stand will also be there during the static event as well as collection buckets

Accommodation has been arranged with the Whitley Bay Caravan Park. This is the second year we have used the Park after a year away. We have negotiated a special deal with the Caravan Park and will have a Static light display on the Friday night and Awards night on the Saturday in the lower bar. There's also a selection of other hotels including the Premier Hotel as well as B&Bs. But we do hope you consider staying at the caravan park.  We have also negotiated a 15% discount for wingers who would like to stay at the Caravan Park, check out the accommodation page for full details.