What to bring
Please bring with you:
- Your skates! We don’t do skate hire, but several shops near the park do.
- Protective equipment. We advise a helmet and pads (wrist/knee/elbow).
- Water: especially in summer. If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Two hours on skates is a long time if you’re not used to it.
- Lights. We skate at night when it’s dark: be seen. Most cycle shops do cheap red LED lights, which are pretty effective : don’t get totalled by a taxi turning right across the skate.
- Shoes/Travelcard/Taxi fare to use if you don’t make it all the way to the end. It’s really easy to lose your friends in the skate, too: swap mobile numbers with people before the start and you’ll find it easier to locate them at half time or at the finish. (Side note: some skaters have reported increased success in hailing taxis if they remove their skates first. Can’t imagine why …)