Urban & alternative sports
You hear a lot about football, cricket and rugby in Britain but actually sports like skateboarding, rollerblading and even snow boarding are big news over here. In the film you saw skaters doing their thing along the South Bank and in London’s many parks, and all over Britain you’ll see people enjoying these sports.
If you think you’d enjoy this or other sports with a difference, here are some ways you can enjoy Britain’s urban and alternative sports yourself:
Experience the excitement of rollerblading with hundreds of other skater past some of London’s biggest landmarks sights by night. Stop traffic, get fit and have fun. For the next skate night, just log onto the site and turn up at the start point.
- National Adventure Sports Show (www.nassfest.com/)
Every summer, die-hard fans of skateboarding, rollerblading, motor cross (stunts on motorbikes to you and me) and music gather in the British countryside for a 3-day, adrenaline-fuelled festival showcasing top performers in these daredevil sports.
Yes, it’s true, you don’t have to fly to France or Austria to enjoy great snow, you can go skiing and snowboarding in Scotland! Among others, the Cairngorms, Glencoe and Nevis ranges offer great skiing in Scotland’s northern reaches. And whilst you’re up north you can enjoy Scotland’s warm people, exciting culture and buzzing cities.
Fancy travelling down a mountain on a board with 4 large wheels at speeds of up to 50 mph? If the answer is yes, then mountain boarding is for you.
One of Britain’s newest adrenaline sports, mountain boarding is a cross between skate boarding and snow boarding: all you need is a mountain board, a hill and you’re away!