Skatepark Jam Spreads Joy on Wheels

Anything on wheels was cool yesterday at the Skatepark Jam at Makins Recreation Ground.

The event was organised by ATB Shop in partnership with Nomad, South Oxfordshire District Council and Soha Housing.  There were plenty of opportunities for riders to show off their skills with the chance to win prizes in competitions.

Harry from ATB Shop said, “Without a doubt this is our most busiest event we have run this summer.  There is quite a high skill level here.  Straight off the back we had people back flipping over the box. We had a massive intermediate category competition and there was quite a lot of kids that wanted to get involved.  They started to trickle in as soon as they saw other people riding.  For the first time ever we’ve had a mixed category.  In this case it consisted of a BMX, a skateboard, roller blades and a wheelchair and I’ve never really run a competition like that before.  To have this facility like this; this is the best.  The craftmanship that have gone into these ramps is excellent.  I would have died for something like this as a kid.”

The Nomad team were also there manning the bouncy slide and castle which were constantly busy with jumpers and sliders. Tim Prior from Nomad said, “Having the ATB skate jam once again in Henley proved to be a great success and was enjoyed by lots of young people and families. It was a great atmosphere and fantastic to see the skate park being enjoyed by so many.”