Thursday, 24 April 2008

Changes and spots..

Right so I'm all moved now, goodbye Heaton hello North Shields! North Shields is the town where I was born and lived for most of my younger years, its also where I rode street for many a year. My new flat is right on the river, not far from the ferry landing. It feels good to be back down here, being so close to sea is mint and its a lot quieter than the metropolis of NE6. There is of course a few downsides, there are far more radge cunts down here and you can't get moved on the high street  for pasty scoffing bamps with 9 kids screaming and a staffy in tow. Cracking fish and chips a stones throw from my gaff so it more than makes up for it.
North Shields and the surrounding areas actually has some really good spots, plently of  flat banks and the like, the sort of spots that you can session for ages without getting kicked off, something that happened all to often when riding in Newcastle city centre.  I was out today and took a few photo's of some of the more interesting ones..

This curved wallride is a favorite of North Shields bad boy Marty..

Law court ledges

sweet bank to rail

gap anyone?

above and below: rough cobbles but fun banks

Below: The skate park is well underway too, here's the latest-


Monday, 7 April 2008

Whitley Bay Skatepark finally started..

So the council have finally cordoned off the surrounding area of the site located next to Panama gardens on the Whitley Bay links and the contractors have arrived to begin work on the skate park. The plans for the park look amazing and the site itself is not too bad, the park will be flanked by grass banks at either side and is about 15 feet above the beach so hopefully the place wont get full of sand like South Shields park does.

My new flat in North Shields is almost complete and I will be moved in by this coming weekend so I will be keeping a photo diary of the progress on the park in due course, lets hope its ready just in time for the summer!