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Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby SteRit » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:57 am

I have started to go out with the local 'Rollerski' club in Manchester and I have found the best place to skate in the UK (possibly).

The Chester to Shotton Cycle Path.

The route follows the River Dee and is 32km out and back from the start. The path is flat, super-smooth and picturesque. The route actually carries on along the North Wales Coast to Colwyn Bay so a tour is possible.

http://www.therollerskidirectory.org.uk/

The rollerski club has also put together a series of routes that are skatable throughout the UK. The list is under 'Regions'.

Finding a good place to skate is the toughest aspect of inline skating and this list is superb.

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Re: Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby logicalguy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:49 am

great work!!

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Re: Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby HK47 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:37 pm

Oooh, handy!

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Re: Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby SteRit » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:51 pm

I thought that too.

I do recommend the Alderley Edge By-Pass for the North West though and the Chester route was like being in Austria!

Rollerskiing is actually very similar to rollerblading in terms of technique and using the poles is not essential all the time. I think if you can skate, you can learn this quite quickly. They also do regular outings and club runs with groups all over the country.

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Re: Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby JasonN » Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:32 pm

Here are some places you can skate in Leicester. Has quite a lot it can offer skaters.

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Re: Best places to skate in the UK...

Postby HK47 » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:02 pm

JasonN wrote:Leicester
I was in the city center last weekend and gotta say the pedestrianised bit is a great surface! Wish a few more places were like that ...


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