bristol board meeting 2015 feature

The Bristol Board Meeting – October 17, 2015

While many of us are familiar with the coming Toronto Board Meeting (this weekend!), the lovely people at Lush Longboards (with the tireless help of some very special friends) bring you the eighth annual charity skate in support of CLIC Sargent (children’s cancer charity) and the British Heart Foundation.

Rider of all ages – from eleven to in their fifties – will take the old railway path about fifteen miles from Bath to Bristol, and spread skateboarding love the entire way. Office attire is the order of the day: suits and ties please.. though any interesting costumes are obviously well appreciated!

Mid-way there will be a pop-up slide jam on a hill known as ‘Backache’ which handily feeds right off the route, and a flatland dance session as usual at the halfway cafe – time for some showboating.

Everyone always looks absolutely knackered when they eventually ache in with chafed legs and bruised soles. However this won’t be the time for rest as their final destination is St George’s skate-park. No skateboarder – however tired – will be able to resist the old-school bowl or fun footpaths surrounding it.

Finally there will be a raffle, expect some sweet sweet prizes. Previous years have seen amazing cakes and even some highly prized homemade gin given away (as well as your usual skate swag). Check out the photos below to be further inspired to get stoked and raise some cash for charity.

Visit the Just Giving page to sign up and donate, and show your support on the event page.

6 years of the Bristol Board Meeting. Photo - Richard Auden

6 years of the Bristol Board Meeting. Photo – Richard Auden

Flat Out.

Flat Out.

Now disused railway tunnel on the skate route. Photo - Richard Auden

Now disused railway tunnel on the skate route. Photo – Richard Auden

Word on the street is Victor will be back with tunes..

Word on the street is Victor will be back with tunes..

Just..what? Adam Hil gives it some.

Just..what? Adam gives it some.

Matt Elver pops off a rickety pallet construction.

Matt Elver pops off a rickety pallet construction.

Sadly we won't be playing chicken with this particular set of gates in 2015, slide session will held on a different hill.

Sadly we won’t be playing chicken with this particular set of gates in 2015, slide session will held on a different hill. Aidan Shilson-Thomas pictured in action.

Hopeful faces as Rich calls the raffle.

Hopeful faces as Rich calls the raffle.

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