2008 Blackpool Light Parade info available
October 29th 2007..... Stuart Ormerod of Lancs & Lakes Wings has announced a huge increase in the scope of the Blackpool Light Parade for 2008 with:
- improved parade arrangements
- an expanded all-day promenade display and exhibition
- a bigger, better social side
The event will be held slightly later in the year, on the weekend of Sept 19th-22nd, and – as has become the norm – it will be based at Pontin's Blackpool Holiday Centre.
Details are available on the event's own website.
2007 Blackpool Light Parade details available
February 9th 2007..... Bob Summers of Lancs & Lakes Wings has announced the latest details for this year's Blackpool Light Parade.
The event will be held on the weekend of Aug 31st to Sept 2nd, and – as has become the norm – it will be based at Pontin's Blackpool Holiday Centre.
Details of a special Pontin's accommodation deal for Wingers attending the event are available on the event's own website.
27th British Treffen
February 1st 2007..... The 2007 British Treffen will be held from 23-27 August in South Wales at The Showground, Nantyci, Carmarthen SA33 5DR.
There will be an extensive programme of events throughout the Treffen:
- runs to local places of interest
- daily Programme of Entertainment
- live bands and discos
- activities for children
- Light Parade
- displays and demonstrations
- suppliers of GoldWing parts, extras and bikes
- food and hot drink vendors
- GWOCGB Club Shop
GoldWing to be used as a taxi!
January 2007..... Ray Borg, 48, has become the first in Lancashire to be granted a private hire licence - for a motorbike!
Ray was granted the licence by South Ribble Council to offer trips on the back of his GoldWing. He will offer trips to the Lake District, Ribble Valley and further afield, charging up to £120 an hour.
Ray, a self-employed training consultant, has had the touring bike specially adapted to take passengers and has spent hundreds of pounds on safety equipment. He has also bought several luxury items for customers, including two-way radios, waterproofs and a heated jacket for the winter months. Customers will also receive a full safety briefing before setting off.
Ray was inspired to set up 'Goldwing Rides UK' after hearing of a similar company in Windermere.