LFNS: May The Fourth Be With You!

8:00pm, Friday 4th May 2012


Starting at: Wellington Arch
Half time at: Tower 42
Length: 11 miles.
Lead marshal: RichardH
Asbox Transmitter: Pending
Skate status: GO!


It’s a tenuous link to name a skate for the fact that pronunciation of its date makes the oronym of a popular science fiction franchise catchphrase, but really what are you expecting here? Sophistication? Pah. Friday is international Star Wars Day, say the geeks, and we’re grasping at straws. So the heck with it.

This week we set off to find the droids we’re looking for, starting with the wretched hive of scum and villainy that is Soho. We must be cautious. Skate in single file to hide your numbers. Don’t let a stranger stroke your Wookie. And remember that dark side cookies aren’t as tasty as they sound.

Then to Hoth! … nee Smithfield … where the frozen expanse of the meat market might offer a moment of sanctuary. Only a moment though, for we must make rapid evasive manoeuvres through the asteroids, err … alleyways of Newgate on the way to halftime at Tower block AA 42. Then the perilous trip back wends via the concrete jungle of central London, before making the jump to light speed along the newly resurfaced length of Embankment.

Be sure to ‘do’, or ‘do not’, there is no ‘try’. Tonight will be adventure skating. And yes no doubt about it, it’s going to be exactly like Star Wars. *AHEM*

Still, should be worth it, weather permitting. Get your skates on Padawans, trust your feelings … and use the Fourth!

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