Would you like to come on a tour with us along the Trans Pennine Trail on skates?
Could you help us raise money for new skates at Penistone Leisure Centre?
There are 2 challenges, both starting on the Trans Pennine Trail at Penistone on Wednesday 18th August.
– 3.5 mile route – open to skaters who can do a good heel brake stop (or other stop)
– 1 mile route – open to anyone aged 5+ who can skate unaided
This is open to adults and children, and you can choose whether to pay full price for the tour, or pay the reduced price and raise sponsorship.
Bring a picnic to eat on the route for both challenges.
Supporting adults welcome (but optional) on skates / cycles for the 3.5 mile route or on foot/ skates for the 1 mile route.
You can support in your absence by sponsoring our skaters here
All money goes towards buying new skates.
Qualified skate instructors Rachel and Davy will be there to help you improve your skills and support you on the route. The one mile route is completely off road and on a flat, tarmacked trail. The 3.5 mile route includes slopes and some time on a cul-de-sac next to the trail, practicing jumping off kerbs and other tricks. How much of this you take part in is up to you.
Skates, pads and helmets can be provided – please request on the booking form. Pads and helmets must be worn.
About the route:
Skaters on the 3.5 mile route will start at St. John’s Community Centre, Penistone, meeting from 10am (to start at 10:30am). They will join the 1 mile skaters on the trail at the bridge over Green Road near Springvale school, who will meet there from 11:15am (to start at 11:45am). We’ll all have our picnic lunch together at Oxspring Sidings and the 1 mile skaters will finish at the bridge over Roughbirchworth Lane (opposite Oxspring Park) at around 2pm. The 3.5 mile skaters will continue on to the bridge on Cote Lane, Thurgoland (uphill from The Bridge Inn) and are expected to finish at around 3:30pm
For full details, including how to book your spot, the route information and a downloadable sponsor form can be found HERE.