GoldWingers throughout the UK have welcomed today’s announcement that a repeat of last year’s phenomenally successful Light Parade weekend in Llandudno is to take place in 2013. The event is being organised by a committee of volunteers from Llandudno Council, Llandudno Lions and Llandudno Rotary Club, and they are being guided by local GoldWingers who have much experience of such events.
The committee have again garnered the co-operation of North Wales Police, and have confirmed that once again all proceeds will benefit the Llandudno RNLI Lifeboat Fund. As before, all Wingers are very welcome – whether they are members of a club or not.
The 2013 Llandudno Light Parade will take place a month earlier than last time, on Saturday 31st of August, the weekend associated for several years with the famous Blackpool GoldWing Light Parades.
Schedule of events
The weekend’s events will start on Friday evening with a photo shoot of lit bikes outside the Evans Hotel at 8pm. Peter Hibbert, owner of the hotel, will judge the bikes and present a cup and prize.
A daytime static display of GoldWings will be held on the prom near the Lifeboat ramp from 10am – 4pm on the Saturday. The Lord Mayor will pick the Mayor’s Choice of the day.
The evening Light Parade will start assembling at 7.30pm for an 8pm parade, and this will be followed by a static Light Display with judging by the Lord Mayor and Leader of the Council.
The winners’ Trophies will be presented by the Lord Mayor at a ceremony in the Evans Hotel later that evening.
Categories for presentations will be: Best Lit Classic Bike, Best Lit Trike, Best Lit 1800, Best Lit 1500, Best Lit 1200 and Mayor’s Choice – plus of course the Mayor’s choice from the daytime static display.
Music and entertainment will be provided on the prom during the day, plus music in the evening.
It is hoped that a Lifeboat launching and display will also take place in the bay.
The Evans Hotel will be the host hotel, with fantastically discounted prices of two nights (30th & 31st) Bed, Breakfast & Evening meal at £76pp for a double room (or £80pp single).
The hotel will reduce all alcohol prices below those in local bars for the entire duration of the Light Parade weekend, as well as providing entertainment on both the Friday and Saturday evenings.
To book, please ring the Evans Hotel directly and mention the GoldWing Light Parade:
The Evans Hotel, Charlton Street, Llandudno LL30 2AA – Tel: 01492 860784 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The event organisers are currently negotiating with the council for the use of the large secure coach park just a short walk away, with 24hr CCTV surveillance and security, so that bikes can be parked overnight with safety.
Any person wishing to camp can stay at the Dinarth Hall Caravan Park (as used in 2011) and obtain these greatly discounted prices:
- Caravan or Motorhome with 2 people incl. electric: £12pn (£5pn per extra occupant)
- Tent: £5pn pp + £2pn for electric if required
- Extra children: £2pn
- Dogs: £1pn
To book, please ring the Dinarth Hall Caravan Park directly and mention the GoldWing Light Parade:
Dinarth Hall Caravan Park, Rhos on Sea, Conwy LL28 4PX – Tel: 01492 548203
Any Wingers requiring further information about the event should email Dave Crowley.