The last event on the BDSL calendar, Skate to Escape’s annual event, Double Trouble, has become a weekend in Cumbria not to be missed. This year, Aaron Skippings shares his story and we also hear from first-timer, Kinga Rumin. Continue reading “Skate to Escape wraps up 2018 with some Double Trouble”
After a successful Tregaron Freeride race Brianne Collective brought us the fastest event of the BDSL calendar. A fast straight-away with a technical chicane means tight racing is guaranteed. Continue reading “Bleek Race 2018”
Early August saw this year’s Bo Peep event; a National race on the BDSL calendar. All and sundry turned out for what became an awesome weekend of downhill malarkies, a dip in the sea and more downhil marlarkies. Here it all is in pix n vids. Continue reading “Bo Peep and a bit o’ Beachy – Weekend of Skate in the South Downs”
Another year, another amazing show of dedication from racers, skaters and skateboard makers!
BDSL invites you to come join us for our end of year party, awards ceremony and Annual General Meeting (AGM). Please come and enjoy some great local free beer, free food and your friends company.
This year we’ve been amazingly lucky to hook up with one of Bristol’s most iconic hard working brands. Extract Coffee roasters have invited us to celebrate in their roastery, run by a team of absolute grafters, you’ll find more than one skater in their roster and it goes without saying, amazing baristas and coffee on site.
We’re working on a miniramp, but if that fails indoor slalom and other events are possible. Extract is located next to Bristol’s best bouldering wall if you fancy a morning of climbing before an evening of partying, close to the centre and accessible via public cycle ways right from major train stations and bus stations in the city. Also incredibly easy to get to via car. On site free parking is provided.
We hope to see you to celebrate, say thank you to & rabble rouse one last time before the winter hibernation!
See you soon
Dan and the BDSL team
Back for the 4th year of the UK’s coldest & funnest event!’
***EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS HERE***
• 2nd – 4th November 2018
• 30 available places
• Registration opens 1st September – 5th October payment secures place’s
• Payment details released on the 1st September
• 2 Price Plans £97 & £58 see below for details
• NO hay bails or protection on the hill! Ride at your own limit and just for fun.
Saturdays Hill – Langdales, 25% Boulders + BDSL TIME TRIAL!
47 Min drive from Patterdale hall (55Mins if the weather is bad)
A combination of sharp corners and steep hairpins on a narrow, relatively smooth 25% hill, with the vast Langdale valley landscape, makes this hill epic!
BDSL time trial in the afternoon and each person will receive at least 5 qualifying runs!!!
Sunday’s Hill – Ullswater, Thrill Hill
3 20-25% hairpins, pot holes, bumpy surface and general gnar makes this hill one of the most fun to skate, not to mention the view down Ullswater
Patterdale Hall is a mansion and has been perfect for us to escape the elements, their service is amazing and the foods better. This is non-profit get together & costs are as supplied by Patterdale Hall 20/06/18
• Amazing, healthy, home cooked tasty food in large quantities, giving you all the energy you need.
• Dorm style rooms in small groups 2-6 persons
• Drying room! (an absolute godsend for getting all your wet skate gear ready for morning)
• Games room (2 x table football tables, 2 x Table tennis tables & pool table)
• 2 living rooms 1 massive 1 smaller with wood fires, supplied with fridges for our beer!
• Constant free tea, coffee hot chocolate & juice
• Can return for showers Sunday afternoon
£97 Price plan:
Accommodation – Friday & Saturday night.
Breakfast, lunch & Tea Saturday
Breakfast & lunch Sunday
£58 Price plan:
Accommodation – Saturday night.
Breakfast & lunch Sunday
*Arrive from 5:00pm on Friday (Chip butties served in the evening)
*Breakfast at 8:30am
*Lunch is pack lunch that needs to be specified the night before
*Tea at 7:00pm
***No Refunds available
***Under 18’s… We and Patterdale Hall require a signed form with your dedicated responsible adult who will be with you & a signature from a parent. If you want to attend please contact us and a form will be provided. No younger than 16 sorry!
Once again the Brianne Collective did us all proud at this year’s Tregaron Freeride and we saw some of the best in UK’s downhill skateboarding, luge and even turtle and trike! This year’s event also counted as a National Race in the BDSL calendar. Some great photos of the Tregaron event by Kev Hurdle are featured. Continue reading “Tregaron Freeride 2018”
After four years of slumber, the Dragon was awoken. Will Stephenson’s Ride the Dragon Freeride, Race and Taster Day stirred up a weekend of spills and thrills and a fair amount of gnar. Continue reading “The Return of the Dragon”
We asked Canadian skater, Kurtis Dawe, for his review of this year’s Tregaron Freeride
BDSL 2017 Prize Ceremony & Annual General Meeting
It’s that time of year again! The BDSL Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Prize ceremony. Where all the racers from the year get together to celebrate another banging year, crown our victors and party!
The event will be in Bristol for the second year in a row as the wonderful people at Roll for the Soul have given us exclusive access again! Food should be available as well as a fully stocked bar.
Split into two parts;
AGM – The actual meeting part of the BDSLs year, talking about planned events for 2018, any committee members that want to step down, voting on new members, rule changes, things to work on for 2018 & any other business. This part is rather dry and takes place before the prize ceremony should anyone want to come along. Time to be confirmed.
Prize Ceremony – The fun part of the evening, where we all party. Time to be confirmed.
The event’s a little earlier this year so as not to clash with Skate To Escape’s Double Trouble should mean it’s a little warmer and easier to roll into the bars in Bristol
Also an opportunity to shoot the breeze with this year’s sponsors & event organisers! Big thanks as ever to:
And event sponsors throughout the year Vandem Longboard Shop, Cult Wheels, Lush Longboards Ltd, Sabre Trucks Brasil, BTR Leathers, AOB – Area One Boards, Slide Perfect Wheels, Gravity House, Boardlogic, SP8BOARDS, Thrill Magazine, RipTide Sports, Inc.