It’s that time again!!
On Saturday 20th October we’ll be skating en masse out from Green Park, Bath along the Bath to Bristol cycle path, all the way to Bristol Temple Meads on our longboards.
We’re doing this to raise money for Clic Sargent, the UK charity helping kids with cancer.
Since the first Bath to Bristol skate back in 2007, this event has raised a whopping £52,000 for charity.
If you added together all the miles of all the journeys done on this event, at every Bath to Bristol skate we’ve done, you’d get over 16,000 miles skated – that’s from here to Peru and back!
What’s going on?
We’re skating from Bath to Bristol, along the old railway line, which has been converted into a cycle path. It’s about 13 miles in total, which isn’t too bad on a longboard once you get going!
It’s been done in an hour and a half, but it takes most skaters 2-3 hours, especially if you stop off at one of the pubs on the cycle path. 😉
“Push off” is at 10.30AM in Green Park, Bath.
This year we will stop and hold the raffle around 3PM the newly-tarmaced Hillfields Pump Track, which is just after the Mangotsfield tunnel as you push your way into Bristol.
The pump track has been rebuilt this summer by Velosolutions, and is perfect for shorter longboards, slalom boards and skateboards with soft wheels on. We’d recommend a helmet if you want to push it – it can bite!
There is also a basketball court for dancing and freestyle stuff, so if you’re doing the Bath to Bristol on your dancer or longer board, you’ve got a good place to jam.
The raffle will start around 3pm (skater time). You can buy tickets from us on the day. This is your chance to win a ton of cool prizes from all the events sponsors, and help us raise more money for Clic Sargent!
The event is sponsored by:
…more sponsors coming soon!
How can I get there?
Please use thee maps, or your phone’s sat nav with the following postcodes:
10.30AM start @ Green Park: BA1 1JB Google Maps Link
3PM Raffle @ Hillfields Pump Track, Bristol BS16 4EH. Just pull off the path a couple of exits after the tunnel, it’s pretty easy to find. Google Maps Link
Vandem Longboard Shop is just off the cycle path at the Bristol end and will be open untiol late after the raffle: BS5 0BX Google Maps Link
All these postcodes are approximate so please use the maps!!!
How can I get involved?
You can help us raise money one of two ways:
1) Ask your friends and relatives to sponsor you to do the distance. Just send them to this page on Justgiving and ask them to donate! You can also download a sponsorship form to make collecting donations easier.
The person who raises the most for Clic Sargent will win a Lush Legend Complete! We’ll announce the winner on the 23rd November to give you time to get your money in.
Where can I find the latest info?
We will be updating this post with the latest news.
You can also check Instagram, Facebook and twitter on #skateanddonate.