Yorkshire and London skaters should be aware of the trainline 48 hour sale that runs from today online. Book an East Coast journey between London and Yorkshire for travel between 12th June & 26th July during the sale period and pick up standard class tickets at only £12 and first class for only £30.
These include journeys between London and Leeds, Wakefield, Doncaster, Retford and York so start planning your skate trips and book your tickets now from here.
I found it quite difficult to book these online this morning but call 0871 244 1545 and get your tickets today and get out of town.
Watch Mike Wright‘s welcome to Steak Skateboards edit at The Works Skatepark in Leeds. Plenty of other spots up there to skate and vice versa.
The skate scene of Leeds are celebrating the release of their latest scene video that was released last night on vimeo. Dayzed and Confused is a video project put together by Rory Mckenzie with many Yorkshire skaters and Sore team riders.
This 46 minute scene vid kicks off with a fantastic new section from Almost rider Mike Wright who once again supplies tech steez for miles. You know what’s coming next. Get the teas on and press play.
On May 25th 2011 we all headed over East to Dagenham for a private skate session organised by Nike at The Pool, a local swimming pool that had been redesigned for a cracking BMX comp.
Here’s Alan Christensen’s footage from that secret session with skating from Andy Scott, Chet Childress, Aaron Sweeney, Lee Blackwell, Ben Nordberg, Mike Wright, Neil Smith, Carl Wilson and Sam Pulley. Click here for the write up and photos from Brendan Ryall.
The UK has it’s very own secret weapon in the skateboard game. He’s truly got his own thing going on, pulling out tricks you didn’t think possible and combining them with life threatening stunts that will leave you wet in your y-fronts and shaking with anxiety. If you don’t know of this Northern marvel, then I suggest you quit riding a board with handlebars and 2 rubber wheels, otherwise referred to as the scooter. These contraptions are for girls, won’t get you laid and instantly become a hazard when used during fierce electrical storms.
Mike Wright’s wheels, like most out there, are pretty standard in the sense of being a 99 duro, come in a pearly white urethane and allow you the option of selecting 52 or 54mm sizes. I didn’t know Mikey’s age, so I was a little bit sceptical about the 2 ales on top of the black Union Jack that wraps the outside of the wheel, but it turns out he’s old enough to get dirty on liquor, so I don’t have to worry about any underage drinking skateboard union mom chasing me round the streets to confiscate my rollers!
I can safely say that my first Hubba experience has thus far met expectations and after a power trip in Eindhoven’s Area 51 skatepark, Amsterdam’s indoor facility as well as the city’s 8 ft concrete kidney bowl in moister than average conditions, they held up beautifully and still rolls fast and round to this very day.