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Hi from Middlesex

Posted: Sat May 11, 2013 2:00 pm
by 2q2bsk8r
Hi guys,
I was recently ill and gained a lot of weight. I used to skate about 10 years ago, so decided to get back on my inlines to get back into shape. I'm hoping to build up my confidence before eventually taking part in the "London Friday Night Skate" and "Sunday Stroll". None of my friends like skating or even want to try, despite my efforts, so I'm also hoping to meet new people that I can enjoy the sport with. Plus I don't know many places where I can practice skating safely.
The main reason for joining Serpentine Road, though, is to chat with like minded people about Skating.
I hope to chat to some of you in future.
Catchya Later

2q2bsk8r

Re: Hi from Middlesex

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 1:13 pm
by Torbaydos
Hello, welcome to the forum.

On the basis that middlesex probably doesn't exist I'm not sure where you are, but I live in Ealing, which was also middlesex. There are a few places near me to skate but I mainly go into central London. Where are you based?

Assuming you are far out west, If you live near Hayes why not try http://www.hillingdoncyclecircuit.org.uk/ at Minet Country Park, where Uxbridge Road meets the A312. Alternatively, if you are further out towards Staines then people have used Dorney Lake, but I haven't, so can't comment

Anywhere nearer to London than Staines or Hayes gives you the perfect opportunity to skate in central London. there is a group called the Easy Saturday Skate who meet at Battersea Park who do a few laps on Saturday morning and meet up at a reasonably slow pace. You can find them here: http://www.easysaturdayskate.com/about.html

Re: Hi from Middlesex

Posted: Mon May 13, 2013 2:38 pm
by jeanir
I skated round Dorney lake once while there at a wedding. Its a great surface and very pleasant skate.

Re: Hi from Middlesex

Posted: Tue May 14, 2013 11:20 am
by 2q2bsk8r
Cool, thanks. I am quite close to Staines so will check out dornay lake, but battersea park isn't too far either, so that sounds like fun too. I'll give 'em both a go when I've got my confidence up a bit. Cheers guys