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  1. Maite says:

    Hi guys! I can not find the info regarding Music Box building anywhere. Mick (the music box builder) told us that there was some info on your web site. Anyone can help me? I already logged myself on your facebook, but I think I am missing something! Thanks for your help! Maite & Dani (from Barcelona).

    1. Hello again! I’ll send Mick your details and ask him to get in touch.

  2. Hey all new to London! Will be starting to learn to skate soon! In the meantime how would I go about riding the music box bike at your skates as I am a good cyclist and would like to get involved with your skates! :-)

    1. Hey thanks for the offer, unfortunately our music bike had to move house – now it lives so far from central London that it only comes out to play on special occasions. If nayone knows of a locakable garage we could borrow in central London we would love to move it back and use it more regularly :)

  3. Duren Dexter says:

    Hi, I am a former London resident and now live in Hobart Tasmania. I would love any advice you could give on how to start a similar skate community in Hobart to the LFNS…

    many thanks,
    D

    1. Hey we wish you lots of luck!! Not sure what the law says about street skating down under – but assuming its ok, have a word with your local police to let them know what you are planning and show them you are a sensible bunch of people that won’t cause any problems. How many people do you think would skate together on one night?

  4. alice says:

    Is there a place where I can rent skates, pads and a helmet-so that I can give this a try without a major investment?

    1. We are supported by SlickWillies on Glocester Road – they help us buy sound systems, radios, hi-viz vest etc, so we recommend them :)

  5. Aidan Orange says:

    Hey there, i’ve ALWAYS wanted to join you guys, watched with envy everytime!
    So is the next skate on the 21st is that still goinv on, and is there a fee?

    1. There’s no fee – but we take a break over Christmas, so the next street skates will be in the new year. Watch our website or Facebook page for more info.

  6. Steven says:

    I’m not a hater of roller skaters being on the roads, but actually find it encouraging being a novice myself.

    But there are some idiots within the group on sunday 09/09/12 who may have changed my view on this.

    As I was driving by I was vigilant there maybe one or two who stroll on to the other side of the road, but when one blatantly turns on the wrong side of the road on a turning, with an island clearly seperating the left and right lanes, on to on coming traffic (me) that is damn right dangerous. If I had not been alert they would have ended up on my bonnet.

    Almost immediately after, knowing the potential hazards, I slow right down leaving the car to roll at snail pace, allowing the roller bladers to pass by safely. But yet some idiot knocks and smashes my wing mirror who then fails to stop leaving me fuming in anger.

    There’s proably not much I or you can do about it now, but if this continues its just a matter of time someone seriously gets hurt.

    1. Thanks for your feedback, safety for everyone is our top priority. We’ll spread the word.

  7. Sophie Moore says:

    Hello,

    I’m enquiring on behalf of a charity. We’d love to explore ways of fundraising through a skating event. It’s such an energetic and dynamic activity, we think it might be the perfect way of getting people interested in our cause!

    Please could someone get in touch with me when they get a moment, I’d really appreciate it.

    Thank you!

    Sophie

    1. Hi Sophie – Thanks for getting in touch – I’ll email you about this.
      -Roggie

  8. Emma Ali says:

    Hello, I’m getting a ‘content encoding error’ on many of your pages. It says: “The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.”

    This page for instance: http://www.lfns.co.uk/broadway-market-resurfaced/

    Thanks

    1. Thanks for letting us know, apologies for the slow reply. Our web guys looked into it shortly after receiving your message, think it’s fixed now?

  9. Gabor says:

    Hi – i go always on Fridays when i can – but heard that there is a wednesday evening session as well. Is that happening, when and where is the meeting? Thank, Gabor

    1. Yes, our friends at LondonSkate.com organise the Wednesday evening skate, and most skaters go to all three skates when they can – you can find all the information on the LondonSkate website.

  10. Luisja says:

    Just to say that my son and I enjoied a lot last sunday. We are from San Sebastian(Donostia) Spain.
    Wery happy and well leaded route!! Thanks!!!

    http://www.donostiroller.com/foro/viewtopic.php?t=3751

  11. Jeff says:

    Keep off the pavements.

    To the fool in your group tonight (I’m assuming that it was your group) who decided that it was OK to skate on the pavements, I can tell you that it’s not. I was out walking and to have someone appear from nowhere and shoot past you at who knows what speed is very scary.

    I may be 6ft3in and 17stone. I would probably have stayed upright and the idiotic bitch (it was a woman, sorry to you other ladies) would probably have been knocked to the ground and badly injured.

    As for me, it would almost certainly have detached the retina in my left eye that surgeons have been working hard for the last 6 weeks to keep in place. During that time, I’ve had 6 procedures and 4 follow up appointments. It leaves me uneasy walking across the road but to have an idiot skater on the pavements is too much. I am very badly shaken up.

    Please enjoy your skating. Keep it safe for yourself but also for everyone else.

    1. We’re very sorry to hear you had this bad experience. We always ask our participants to stay off the pavements. We will reinforce the message, as we do at the start of each skate, that we skate on the roads, not the pavements.

  12. Hi,

    We are going to go to the LFNS route on this Friday May 25th from Spain.
    My question is … Do you sell shirts on Friday (before or after the route) or we must buy them on the web?

    Thank you very much :-)

    1. Sorry we only sell t-shirts from our website – http://www.lfns.co.uk/shirts/
      Enjoy :)

  13. Marc-Andre says:

    Would you be kind enough to let me know if the Olympic Ceremony Commitee is still looking for roller-skater? Thanks in advance…

    1. RichardH says:

      Nothing to do with us sorry!

  14. Claire says:

    Hi there,

    Is it possible to join the Friday or Sunday stroll using scooters?

    Thanks
    Claire

    1. RichardH says:

      Hi Claire,

      Don’t see any reason why not, provided you can keep up and manage safely in the pack. If you’re bringing children on scooters please remember they need to be supervised by an adult able to take them home if they get tired.

      Cheers
      Richard

  15. MURDER says:

    hi, sorry to bother you, but i really need to know roughly how long the easter bunny sunday stroll will take. thank you

    1. It takes around 2 hours, so we should get back to the park around 4pm. After that, there is the Easter Egg & Spoon race from 4:30 – 6pm, and then the East Bunny Party. Details are on this website.

  16. Fred says:

    Hi, I’m a Canadian exchange student in Brussels. I will be in London from march 16th to 18th. I would like to participate in the LFNS, but my inline skates are in Canada. Is there a way I could borrow or rent skates for cheap? My size is 7-7 1/2 in UK (8 – 8 1/2 in Canada). I started rollerblading when I was a paperboy. The route was faster that way. Of course I did some roller hockey and I also liked street (extreme) roller.

    Also, if there are people meeting up before/after the skate, I would like to meet some locals to talk, drink and spend a good time!

    Cheers,

    Fred

    1. Silverado says:

      Hello Fred,

      There’s a shop not too far from the start of the skate called Blueroom where you can hire skates @ £10 per day. Once the skate is completed we will be heading not far from Hyde Park for refreshments.

      See you next week.

      Jose

  17. Louise Balson says:

    Hi

    Is there a sunday stroll this sunday? Same place, same time?

    Louise

    1. RichardH says:

      Hi Louise,

      Always Sunday at 2pm, the route is usually posted by Thursday/Friday each week.

      Cheers
      Richard

  18. Graeme says:

    Actually, just found a link on this very thread, turns out I am not such a luddite after all!! :-)

  19. Graeme says:

    Hey, am keen to give LFNS a try but not skated since I gave up teaching skiing over 12 years ago. Does anyone do tuition so that I can get a basic level of competence before attending? Couple of hours private lessons be great. I did post on the FB page but it seems to have not come up/been deleted and a bit tight for time to trawl all the forums. Any links appreciated.

    If you can point me in the direction of someone be most appreciated. Thanks

    G

  20. Ana says:

    Hi,
    Is it possible to take part using a skate board or is it only for inline skates?
    Cheers,
    Ana

    1. Hi Ana,

      Skateboarders have sometimes joined us in the past. Please have a look at this page for more info: http://www.lfns.co.uk/about-the-lfns/what-is-the-lfns/

  21. mike stapley says:

    Hi, The Sunday Skate is great fun for all young and old alike but what happened on Sunday, 18th September? Quite a number of people turned up including some from Birmingham! I personally had already left home by the time the skate was called off as I live in Sussex. I even noticed a number of marshals’ had shown up as the skate wasn’t called off until after 12 noon so a lot of disappointed skaters! As for rain there were a few spots but nothing to right home about! So please if you are going to call the skate off can it be done a little earlier?
    However overall great organization and great fun!
    Best Wishes,
    Mike.

    1. As I’m sure you can imagine, we put a lot of effort into organising each route, and we don’t call them off lightly. Some days the weather call is more difficult than others – hey if it was that easy to get it right every time, everyone would simply check the Met office website a few days before and turn up or not based on that. As it happened, there was heavy rain in London around 5 – 5:30, so we were an hour or too out on the weather call.

      Anyhow, we called it off as soon as we could, given the circumstances. You might like to subscribe to our twitter feed, and configure your twitter settings so you get an SMS as soon as we make the weather call. Its a great service and we can’t recommend it enough. All the best, LFNS.

  22. Ania says:

    Hi,
    I’ve been to three Sunday Strolls now and love them more every time – thanks so much for organising them :) They’re an amazing mix of people, great energy, music, London and skating, of course.

    I am also already looking forward to the Halloween and Santa Skate. Since I plan to travel for Xmas, I wanted to check if you perhaps already have the date for the latter so that I could book my travel and make sure I can make the skate.

    Many thanks in advance,
    Ania

  23. Hi there,
    I write for The Sun newspaper on health, fitness and slimming and would like to feature your website on my page next Monday. Please would you be kind enough to email me over a high res, colour pic of a someone roller skating or anything that you think might work.
    Many thanks.
    Nicki Waterman

  24. Aitziber says:

    On Friday qhe 16th I´m visiting London with my friend and a friend of us.
    They want to join in the night ride on friday.
    But i´m not prepared to join you.
    Is there any possibility to join you riding a bike?
    This way I could follow you, or the only way is rollerskating?
    The ride on Sunday is it for beginners or I need a good level ?
    I watched your last video and you´re too fast for me .
    Regards

    1. You’re welcome to join us on a bike, but to keep everyone safe please ride behind the skaters.

  25. Rebekka says:

    Hi, does anybody know if there is Friday Night Skate in New York City? :)

    1. RichardH says:

      There is certainly a Wednesday Night Skate NYC there which is very active: http://weskateny.org/ Not sure about Friday, but the Wednesday people are the ones to ask!

  26. Karen says:

    Hello,

    I will be visiting London soon and am interested in attending the Sunday Stroll on May 1st. Would you be able to suggest any place to hire skates? I prefer the quad style ones. Thank you!

    Karen

    1. Paulie says:

      You can hire skates at Slick Willies on Gloucester Road or Club Blue Room at Marble Arch. I’m not personaly aware whether you can hire quads but you may find inlines easier on the rough road surfaces of London

      1. Karen says:

        Thank you for the information. The Blue Room does offer quads which I’m more familiar with but I’m also more familiar with skating in rinks – haven’t done roads since I was a child. Will check it all out tomorrow to see if I’m up for it. Thanks again for replying!

        Karen

  27. Rithu says:

    Hi, I have a fews questions regarding the lessons provided on the 23rd of April. Firstly, will we be provided one-to-one tuition or will it be in a group? Secondly, do you have skates for hire as I currently do not own a pair and would like to give it a try. Finally, would we need to book places for this event?

    Many thanks, Rithu.

    1. Paulie says:

      Hi Rithu
      I’m not one of the instructors but I think I can answer your questions:
      a) It will be group tuition
      b) You can hire skates from either Slick Willies on Gloucester Road or Club Blue Room at Marble Arch
      c) No need to book, just turn up and look for the people in pink, by the Boathouse

  28. Irene says:

    Hi its March 20th Wednesday and was wandering if there will be a skate tongiht. i really want to go….their website shows a pending route and if you knwo there is a skate tongiht please let me know. Cheers

  29. Roller says:

    Dear fellow skaters,
    do you know where a **good** pair of inline skates can be bought in london? Possibly italian skates, e.g. rollerblade, roxa, etc..
    I’ve been to Decathlon, but all they have a real beginners skates of some unknown brands…

  30. ryan says:

    GRENVILLE PLACE IS ALSO MISSING

  31. ryan says:

    HI AGAIN JUST FOUNS A 2ND MISSING STREET “CALLOW STREET”

  32. ryan says:

    THE MISSING STREET IS DOVEHOUSE STREET

  33. Isabella says:

    Having just read the call for the easter parade – I wonder which of you guys is going to
    wear their ‘bunny ears, fluffy tail and provocative but empowering bunny-girl(boy) costume’?
    Isabella

    1. RichardH says:

      Hi Isabella,

      In the past few years Roger has proven quite reliable in this capacity ;)

      Cheers
      Richard

  34. Nathalie says:

    Hello,

    My name is Nathalie and i come from Belgium. I have a little question about the annual EasterSkate Eggstravaganza. Do you already know when it takes place (date+hour+place)? And do you know where i can find information about this event on your website (or when there will be information available for 2011)?

    Thank you very much,

    Kind regards,
    Nathalie

    1. RichardH says:

      Hi Nathalie,

      EasterSkate details will be posted here as they come to hand – http://www.lfns.co.uk/easter-skate-11/

      Which is to say, as soon as we’ve figured them out ;-)

      Cheers
      Richard

  35. Paul Rubin (Rubinator) says:

    Who wrote that twaddle in the latest WoW. Tell you what I think about it – BLOODY FANTASTIC!!!!!!
    a great piece of writing about ghouls and beasties, really funny, cheered up my day no end. Put yourself forward to a publishing house – a career beckons after skating or during, bril

  36. simonb says:

    Hi,

    Is there any possibility to hire rollerblades and protective gear for the LFNS, that can be picked up just before the event and dropped off after the event (on same night)?

    I have done LFNS before, but now coming from a different city, so I don’t want to carry skates.

    Thanks,
    Simon.

    1. Paulie says:

      Hi Simon

      I am aware that Slick Willies in Gloucester Road do Skate hire. I suggest you contact them directly if you have any special requirements

      Look forward to seeing you on the skate

  37. Yuri Novikov says:

    Hey, I took plenty of pics of you guys today, of Easter skate on Sunday and I’d like to share them with. Witch is a best way to do that. Thank you.

    1. Roger says:

      Fabulous, we always welcome photos of the skate!! There’s some info about how to get them to us here http://www.lfns.co.uk/contact/upload-photos/
      -Roger

  38. J says:

    Hi,
    Can my wife follow by bike?
    Does she need lighting?
    Thanks,
    J

    1. Roger says:

      We prefer bikes to keep at the very back of the pack so they don’t get tangled with the skaters, and yes, if it’s a night skate bikes need lights. There’s a bit more information here http://www.lfns.co.uk/about-the-lfns/what-is-the-lfns/
      -Roger

  39. Brian says:

    Hello,

    I am interested in speaking with skating enthusiasts for a documentary series, linked to an ad campaign. We would film people making journeys.

    Is there anyone interested in this. Please email me at brian.lavery@wk.com if so.

    Best wishes,
    Brian

  40. emybademy says:

    Hey Skaters,

    I’ve been to the last Sunday stroll to Richmond Park, I loved the ride and the big photo of all of us. i’d be really grateful if you could send it to me via email.

    Tx
    Emy

    1. Roger says:

      Sorry the photo is too big for us to email very easily, but you could download it – or any photos from the slideshows on our website – from Flickr.
      Just click on the photo and then the “info” in the top right corner, then click on the photo name, and finally click on the button marked “All sizes”.

      The photos are copyright of the individual photographer but provided it’s for personal use most probably won’t mind.

  41. liammonkey says:

    hey i was wondering, can skateboarders come aswell or is it just a rollerskate thing?

    1. Roger says:

      Some people come on quads (what most people mean when they say ‘Roller Skates’). Some people turn up on bikes, skateboarders, inline Nordic skiers etc – all we say is, please be mindful of the people around you. For safety reasons we might ask you to follow behind the rear marshal instead of mixing it with the body of the skate

  42. sukichan says:

    Hi skaters,

    We are artists/filmakers and would like to film you all skating around the city one Friday night. We are thinking of mounting a small video camera on a bike, we will be very careful and ride behind you all, near the rear marshalls.

    Is this OK? Any questions/comments? Please let us know!

    Thanks :)

    Suki and Andy

    1. Brenbaz says:

      Hi Sukichan,

      Good to meet you yesterday.

      We have put some wheels in motion and contacted the LondonSkate people to tell them what your wanting to do.

      Here is a vid that a marshal took with his helmet camera, not great but may give you some ideas.

      Bren

  43. Benn says:

    Friday 20th March 2009 – I’ve got videos

    1. Roger says:

      Hi Benn – thanks for getting in touch, I’ve emailed you about this. -Best, Roger.

  44. ameenab says:

    Hi Skaters,

    This is ameena – I come out on the sunday stroll with my wheelchair/powertrike when it’s warm enough for me. Hopefully make it out again soon.

    The other thing I do on Sundays is play samba and my group is looking for some roller skaters to come out with us at Notting Hill Carnival. Can you let me know how I can get in touch to send more information?

    1. Brenbaz says:

      Hi Ameenab.

      Thanks for the feedback.

      Ill ask around our marshals, but one good place to ask is on the serpentine road skaters forum. Try http://www.serpentineroad.com.

      Cheers

      Bren