Skate and BMX event ramps up the fun in Godalming
This August there will be skate and BMX events taking place across Waverley
Published Wednesday, 15 August 2012
On 9 August Godalming hosted its first skate and BMX project in a series of events taking place in Waverley over the summer.
The Pitt Skate Park was a blur of activity, with youngsters of all ages riding scooters, skateboards and BMXs up and down ramps and performing high-flying jumps.
On hand with expert tuition were two extreme-sports professionals, 22-year-old BMX-rider Isaac Lesser and Matty 'Steak' Dorkings, a 26-year-old skateboarder, of Tribe, a company that organises skate and BMX events.
Tom Mudie, a scooter rider from Ockford Ridge, who has recently turned pro aged 16, became an honorary Tribe member for the evening, and performed incredible jumps and back flips. Other local scooter-riders, such as 10-year-old Harvey Penton-Stewart, showed off their skills.
The skate and BMX workshop returns to The Pitt Skate Park, Aaron's Hill, off Eashing Lane, Godalming, on Thursday 16 and 23 August, from 5 to 8pm, followed by the main skate and BMX event on Saturday 25 August, between 11am and 4pm, when riders can demonstrate the skills they've learnt, compete for prizes and watch professional demos by Tribe.
The skate and BMX project is supported by Waverley Borough Council, DC Leisure, Eashing Yooffie, Trinity Trust and Surrey County Council.
Full details of the remaining workshops and competitions are as follows:
At Farnham Skate Park, Dogflud Way, Farnham
Saturday 18 August 2012, from 11am to 4pm
At The Pitt, Aaron's Hill, Godalming
Thursday 16 and 23 August 2012, from 5 to 8pm
Saturday 25 August 2012, from 11am to 4pm
At Herons Skate Park, King's Road, Haslemere
Monday 20 August 2012, from 5pm to 8pm
Monday 27 August 2012, from 11am to 4pm