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The Peakender

Peakenders, the story of a bunch of random people not in a pub … or London…

The divide between North and South of England has been debated by people for many years, don’t really know why!

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Skate to Escape wraps up 2018 with some Double Trouble

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”

Bleek Race 2018

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”

Bo Peep and a bit o’ Beachy – Weekend of Skate in the South Downs

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”

Event Report : Velefique International Freeride 2018

“Man that hurt! Suppose it’s a good opportunity to sit down and write up about the event whilst I keep my swollen knees elevated.” Well, we appreciate that, Michael, and hope you heal fast. Velefique International Downhill 2018 report by Michael DB Levy.

Crew Review : South Down Shredders

Our new series ‘Crew Review‘ kicks of with the South Down Shredders. Our ‘Crew Directory‘ already lists many of the crews, teams and groups in the UK and we hope to expand this resource with regular updates from each crews. Let us know if you’d like your group featured! Continue reading

Video : ‘Southdown Shredders’ by Tim Woods

South Down Shredders, downhill skatecrew based in the South Downs area of England. Read more in our Crew Review page.

South Down Shredders

As that 6am alarm goes berserk, South Down Shredder riders roll ourselves out of bed and down to our backyard, Beachy Head. Boards and skate gear packed, coffee in hand, we all gather together in the car park before the corner for a morning of hanging out with friends and skating. This is what makes us a team, formed only 3 years ago with a handful of longboarding enthusiasts. We slowly grew to what we are now – a team of 8 skaters doing either luge or stand up.

Beachy Head is the ideal place in the morning to learn to skate or just send it. We often do full long pack/follow runs with up lifts, or just practice sliding just before the corner. Traffic can be spotted from a long distance so for new riders coming to join us they feel at ease on the hill. This is our home and our training ground and many riders from all over come and join us.

The South Downs gives us opportunities for other hills too, like Firle and Bo Peep. We also head out in search of new hills like the recently discovered Pembury Power Bomb! And, with riders heading off to events in the UK and abroad, we are well equipped; not only with knowledge but the urge to go further and faster! We host a whole range of different people with varying ages, we all love just getting together to shred!

 

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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”

Velefique International Freeride 2017

or Zen and the Art of Skateboarding – Jed Chapman brings us his tale of skate at last year’s VIF17 … Continue reading “Velefique International Freeride 2017”

Tregaron Freeride 2017

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On a recent trip to UK, Kurtis Dawe heard about the Tregaron Freeride, organised by Brianne Collective, and took advantage. Read the account of his first race here in the UK along with Team GB Streetluge and some Turtles…

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BDSL AGM – 18th Nov – Bristol

BDSL 2017 Prize Ceremony & Annual General Meeting

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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:

Brianne Collective for putting on brilliant events, BLBB for stepping up and running BLBB Presents: Bolsterstone Outlaw 2017 & Banditos for Bopeep.

And event sponsors throughout the year Vandem Longboard ShopCult WheelsLush Longboards LtdSabre Trucks BrasilBTR LeathersAOB – Area One BoardsSlide Perfect WheelsGravity HouseBoardlogicSP8BOARDSThrill MagazineRipTide Sports, Inc.

Wet and Wonderful in Wales

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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:

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