I come from ice speed skating background, but doing inline speed in summer. I skate on Sunday's (whenever time allows) at 8:15pm at Silver Blades ice rink in Altrincham at short track speed skating session. Its about 10 to 15 of us. I'm 27 now and coming back gradually to proper skating after 8 years break.
I think SteRit is up to team up and skate in Alderley Edge or East Lancs cycle bypass. I thought of trafford center car park in terms of doing track circuit practice. You could sort something out some weekend and do some mixe fitness/speed skating. The more people the more fun. It would be really good to set up an inline speed skating club in north west and establish this sport here for good, get hound people involved. It's a great sport and so popular in Netherlands, France Italy even in Poland where I come from.
Personally I used to skate on speed set up ever since, 8 years back I was skating on 5 wheel raps magnesium frame with 84mm/84A wheels and raps carbon speed inline boots and it was fast... Then...but recently I got myself Bont Z 2 point fit boots with aluminum Bont 7050-t6 frame and 110mm/85A High Roller wheels and Jesa Swiss steel bearings which is better than ABEC-9 and I tell you- it a huge, huge difference how the technology went forward over past 8 years. It's so fast and responsive skate in compare with my old pair also speed type skates.
Let's team up and find some venues to skate together.