Our technical whizz Aaron Skippings is also a downhill skateboarding whizz! Last weekend saw the tremendously successful downhill skate event "Rumble at the Peep", a British Regional event (which adds national BDSL ranking points to competitors' profiles) which was organised by Aaron himself!!
|Aaron hard at work at SMB...|
The event was attended by 30 national competitors, so there was a really strong challenge for the top spots, but Aaron managed to pip everyone else to the post & came first (boo-hiss to those that say it was rigged!! 👅).
|Top of the event, Aaron (pictured left) celebrates & finishes top of the BDSL rankings too!|
This small but dynamic sport is always looking for new starters to join the fray - if you're interested in getting into the sport you can start by visiting the BDSL FB page for more information, or just dive straight in & go to HogHill Event at Redbridge Cycling Centre in London (which is specifically designed for beginner riders).
|A slight verge detour on the descent - Aaron cruising past on the right of the picture|
|Hitching a ride back uphill after the downhill! Credit to Kai Menneken for the photos...|
Later on this year, Aaron is heading off to Canada to compete in the L'Ultime Descente - Top Speed Challenge - the aim of this crazy game is to skate down the one of the steepest descents in the world, without killing yourself, at around 75 miles per hour - easy, right?! We'll nervously bring you all the news from this challenge in September...
|Aaron in our technical suite at SMB...|
Until then, you can see what Aaron's been up to in the last year or so in this little slideshow: