It’s all down hill from here

We’re off in search of as many down hills as we can find this Friday. There is a down, well up side to this, that’s the first half where we climb up to Hampstead to find the best way to start going down hill. After the first slower half it’s straight down through Hampstead, back of Chalk Farm fro a lovely down hill, then it’s back towards Euston for another. Whilst we cruise our way into central London we’ll find space for another couple of little hills down New Cavendish Street and Haymarket before the final one down Piccadilly back to Hyde Park Corner. Don’t forget to pack your brakes for this one.

Goodwood Roller Marathon 2011 is this Sunday!!

Yes the 6th annual Goodwood Roller Marathon is this Sunday 14th August!

Goodwood Roller Marathon is a charity race in aid of the NSPCC and  run by Camberley Skaters.

It’s the largest roller race in the UK takes place at  the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, Sussex.  Skaters and non powered small wheeled transport of all abilities and styles can participate in one of four races: 5 Miles, 12 Miles, 26 Miles or 53  Miles. It is a great family day as all ages and abilities are welcome and a perfect introduction to distance events.

Online Registration closes at Midnight on Thursday 11th August. There are only 1332 timing chips, allocated on a first registered first served basis. Once they’re gone they’re gone!

Sign up now at http://skate.to/grmreg

Much more information can be found on the Goodwood Roller Marathon website including pictures and video from previous years events:  http://skate.to/goodwood

Help this year’s Goodwood break all records and register today 🙂

See you all on the 14th August!

Lansdowne Rise and Fall

Victoria, Whitehall, Soho, New Cavendish St, Marylebone, Paddington-by-the-pub, Queensway (Half time), Lansdowne Rise (short and sweet, short and steep, do not attempt if you can’t stop at the bottom), Holland Park, Knightsbridge, Brompton and back to the Park

The LFNS urges you to look out for the kerb and the left turn at the bottom of the hill, but it’s pretty harmless really.

Lido speedo

Hot and flustered after our summer skates? Wishing you could cool down with a swim but don’t fancy sharing the Serp with the ducks?

Then skate with us this Sunday to Brockwell lido, and bring some swim gear with you!

Remember: it’s a one way skate, so we are not coming back to the park – bring shoes and an oyster card, plus £5.35 admission fee if you want to parade your speedo at the lido.

The early bird skates at Goodwood!

There are only a few days left to enter the 2011 Goodwood Roller Marathon.  Early bird pricing is coming to an end on July 2nd.  Sign up now at http://skate.to/grmreg 🙂

For those unfamiliar with the Goodwood Roller Marathon… where have you been? 😉

Goodwood Roller Marathon is a charity race in aid of the NSPCC around the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit in Chichester, Sussex.  Skaters and non powered, small wheeled transport of all abilities and styles can participate in one of four races: 5 Miles, 12 Miles, 26 Miles or 53 Miles.

Goodwood Roller Marathon 2011 is on 14th August 2011, run by Camberley Skaters and is the largest roller race in the UK.  Over the last 6 years it has raised over £68,000 for a variety of charities.

It is a great family day as all ages and abilities are welcome and a perfect introduction to distance events.  To encourage all racers there is microchip timing of laps and a finisher’s medal for all.

Much more information can be found on the Goodwood Roller Marathon website including pictures and video from previous years events:  http://skate.to/goodwood

Help this years Goodwood break all records and register today! 🙂

 

Wimbledon one-way

Watching TV? Seen some tennis recently? Feeling like it is time to play tennis, but frankly you’d rather skate?
Well dig out your tennis whites and bring along a racquet, because the Sunday Stroll is off to Wimbledon! (again)

This is a one-way skate to Wimbledon town center (the piazza outside Morrisons). Bring shoes / cash / travelcard / extra energy for the return journey.

The checkmate skate

Lead Marshal Antonio is back at the front this Sunday to take us on a gentle Snail Stroll through the London grid. If you want to play a game of chess after the skate don’t forget to collect the pieces along the way: get your king and queen from Buckingham palace, your bishops from Lambeth palace, your knights at Horse Guard, and your rooks at Westminster palace. Oh, and as for pawns, they apparently represent armed peasants or pikemen, so you can probably grab a few of your fellow skaters – just wait until we are back at the park please!

Its all down hill from here

We’re off in search of as many down hills as we can find this Friday. There is a down, well up side to this, that’s the first half where we climb up to Hampstead to find the best way to start going down hill. After the first slower half it’s straight down through Hampstead, back of Chalk Farm fro a lovely down hill, then it’s back towards Euston for another. Whilst we cruise our way into central London we’ll find space for another couple of little hills down New Cavendish Street and Haymarket before the final one down Piccadilly back to Hyde Park Corner. Don’t forget to pack your brakes for this one.