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BDSL – 2018 Awards Ceremony + AGM

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

Skate To Escapes – Double Trouble

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

Facilities include:
• 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
• Bedding
• 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.
Tea Saturday
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!

Tregaron Freeride 2018

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”

Wet and Wonderful in Wales

George Judge

The BDSL (British Downhill Skateboarding League) calendar of events was kicked off with Brianne Collective‘s event in Wales.  Ben Stainer’s account is well worth the read:

Continue reading “Wet and Wonderful in Wales”

SFOL Dogfight @ No.10 by Aaron Godfrey & Lj Leme

 Almost a year ago to the date since our first visit to the awesome No.10 and after much speculation about bad weather, we ran it a 2nd time. The second ever BDSL affiliated event, it was a rad day in warm sunny conditions.

Photos by Nigel Scarr and Robbie Stevens

 After some practice runs, we went for it. Two man heats on points, but after the first heat Liam Hughes took a pretty hard  slam followed by a big roll that injured his shoulder and ended his day, thank skaten for best bail award.

So we changed things slightly and went on to 3 man heats. Some good tight racing and of course some gnarly crashes, all part of the fun.

An outlaw wouldn't be complete without a visit from a nice police officer, who after 5 minutes was more than happy with what we were doing, wished us well and went on her merry way, smile and wave everybody!

We then proceeded with some more tasty racing and after the last run we had 3 riders with same points in joint 2nd place, so in true SFOL style we made them race again! This however took some convincing due to countless slams and exhaustion but relentlessly they raced putting the podium as follows..

1st: Jonny Braund – Vandem Mfg 

2nd: Alex Clark – Newton's shred, skoa trucks.

3rd:  Aaron Godfrey 

4th: Jooz Hughes – VanDem Mfg 

We all know that podiums mean prizes, this wouldn't have been possible without the continuous support and generosity from shops out there, so a very big thank you to our good friends at VanDem MFG, Lush Longboards and Surf n Turf Boardshop for the goodies and stickers (EVERYBODY LOVES STICKERS!!) Thank to ThrillMag for the coverage. And to AOB for the surprise visit and water relief. (Some of us only took beer.)

This is what you guys had to say:

As with every outlaw, things wouldn't happen without marshalls and great team work, so to Pete Titt, Judy Clifton and Robbie Roadkill Stevens, thank you for all your help!

Thank to all the riders too for coming along and final thanks to LJ a long time pushing power in SFOL once again resisting the urge to drop all and pulling the organisation together.

Until the next one amigos. Skate hard, stay safe!

 

The British Downhill Skateboarding League

 

 

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It’s a points-based ranking system for downhill skateboarders who attend BDSL sanctioned events in Britain (see Events Calendar above). The concept of the BDSL is to provide recognition and rewards for riders who perform and/or participate at any downhill skateboarding event held in Britain.

You must simply attend a BDSL affiliated downhill skateboarding event. Points are awarded to everyone who attends, although more points are awarded to those who compete. The idea is to reward and recognise those who make the effort to attend events, as well as those who want to develop their skills in a competitive way. BDSL points can be earned at both regional (open-road) and national (closed-road) events. The format of these events can vary considerably and is totally down to the event organiser’s discretion.

There will be end-of-season awards ceremony for the winners of each discipline; Open, Women, Junior and Luge. Bonus category winners will also be announced based on the outcome of various non-competitive attributes. Winners will be announced online around mid December each year. The prizes are kindly donated by various businesses from within and outside of the longboarding industry. 

The BDSL is not an events organisation team. It is not profit driven and it is not secular.  If you want to be involved or help out in any way, message them through their Facebook page. 

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