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Llandudno GoldWing Light Parade 2013

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

Static GoldWing display

Static GoldWing display

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.

GoldWIng Light Parade

GoldWing Light Parade

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.

Hotel Accommodation

Evans Hotel

Evans Hotel

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: admin@evanshotel.co.uk)

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.


Dinarth Hall Caravan Park

Dinarth Hall Caravan Park

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.


  1. Thanks for the above article Nigel. After the 2011 Llandudno Light Parade we have a very big act to follow. If we can at least match it, we will be happy. I will give updates when available but if anyone wishes to contact me please email me on. Llandudnolightparade@yahoo.co.uk

    Thanks once again, Dave C……………..

    Comment by Dave crowley — October 4, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  2. After having seen the last display there in 2011 I now have my own ‘Wing’ and am booked in and looking forward to this one.

    Comment by Phil Piercy — February 21, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  3. That’s great, Phil – I’m sure you’ll enjoy showing off your Wing with the rest of us posers!

    Comment by Nigel — February 21, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

  4. We have today 18th March had confirmation from Ian Puleston-Davies (Owen Armstrong the Builder from Coronation St.) that he has accepted our invitation to attend the LLP on Saturday 31st August.

    Ian will attend the static daytime display and then ride on one of the lead bikes in the evening light parade.

    You never know we may get him doing a spell of judging!

    The Evans Hotel is booking up nicely now, so get booking folks!

    Comment by Dave crowley — March 19, 2013 @ 10:45 pm

  5. Thanx to all for another brilliant show and light-parade, hope there will be many more, we’re not bikers ourselves, but we appreciate the beauty and quality of these machines, and it’s lovely to see you enjoying yourselves. I hope the welcome you all have is as it should be, and encourages you to keep coming back!!

    Comment by thelma and john fox — August 31, 2013 @ 9:30 pm

  6. Thanx to all for an amazing weekend. Jill and I had a wonderful time, met some amazing people and can’t wait for next year.

    Comment by Pam Turner — September 3, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

  7. Nigel

    Thanks for putting the YouTube video’s on and for supporting us.
    You set the wheels in motion for this event.
    Hope everyone had a great time. We were lucky the weather was kind to us again.

    Comment by Jean — September 4, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

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