Welcome all to 2016. We get the year’s skating season started with one of my personal favourites, which includes Kensington church street, yes, all the way down it. So bring your skates along and leave your fears at home! 😉 .
Stretch your legs, dust your skates and get ready to skate, skate and skate again just that bit fasterâ€¦ See you all Friday night!
Thanks Richard Holgate for this awesome route which will leave you craving for more skating around London town!.. Aldgate, Ludgate, Newgate, Aldersgate, Bishopsgate, Moorgate â€¦ London Wall? Ever noticed a theme in the naming of central London roads? Mediaeval London was a walled city! It had seven major gates, of which six are today commemorated in the placement and naming of major central London roads â€“ Aldgate St, Ludgate Hill, Newgate St, Aldersgate St, Bishopsgate and Moorgate. The seventh, poor old Cripplegate, doesnâ€™t get much respect these days. Itâ€™s remembered with a mere back-alley just a few metres long, in the wrong place and without even a proper street sign. But that donâ€™t fool usâ€¦ JOIN US this Friday as LFNS visits the GATES OF OLD LONDON. Weâ€™ll take in all seven â€˜gateâ€™ streets, plus the real location of the Cripplegate (in what is now Wood St). Thrown in at no extra are the Barbican, London Wall and the Tower of London, plus a few lesser known curiosities: Castle Baynard street, once the site of Castle Baynard, the western counterpart to the Tower of London which was destroyed in the great fire of 1666 and which was a setting for Shakespeareâ€™s Richard III. Itâ€™s now a rather cool tunnel. Weâ€™ll also scoot past Paternoster square and the arches of Wrenâ€™s Temple Bar, the only surviving gate structure of the old city of London, featured in the writings of one Charles Dickens and now pleasantly devoid of the decapitated heads which once adorned it. And keep your eyes open for scattered surviving fragments of the old wall itself! All this, and a sprint home along the long smooth surfaces of Embankment and Victoria. How could you possibly miss this? All hyperbole aside, it is a lovely time of year for skating with the city lights glowing in the gloaming and this route does show off a good section of the square mile (all those pretty skyscrapers!) and the river lights down by embankment. We also pass quite a few tourist landmarks. The route is short â€“ only 18km â€“ and not especially fast because it twists and turns a fair bit. Itâ€™s more about exploring interesting places than sprinting. If youâ€™ve not done a Friday before, try this one!.
Time to hop on and get ready to hit the wild west, of London that is on your trusted rolling horses. The weather gods have promised an awesomely dry and warm weekend ahead so make sure you don’t miss out!.
Hello Skaters!.. So this is our last LFNS skate of the year 2014 so, be there or be squared!. We are going South-east then bouncing back up Central towards Chancery Lane, Barbican, Oxford Street and back to the Arch. One not to miss!
Friday night skate is on across some nice surface straight roads Â leading to south east london then heading back up central, north and back to Hyde Park. Be prepared to skate a tat faster than your average!. ;p
Roll up roll up the Westbourne Express this Friday on a fastish than usual Friday night skate around some of London’s best long smooth roads. One not to be missed. See you all Friday!
And Here we go again on a Fun Friday night skate! 🙂
london Friday skate is on and we are bringing you and old classic by P. Twydell ‘The Horse’. So be there or be squared. 😉
Hello Skaters, tonight we will be going West to Shepherds Bush weather permitting.
See you All tonight…. May be!