Author Archives: Rob Ashby

Michael Stride, 6th April 1964 – 23rd February 2020

We are deeply saddened to announce that Michael Stride passed away at the North London Hospice on Sunday 23rd February following a lengthy and courageous battle against cancer. I first met Michael when we were fresh-faced skaters at Southbank early in 1980/81. Little did I know then what a pivotal role this happy-go-lucky chap, driving [...]

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Race Results 2019

  Apologies from the editorial staff (Me!) for the lack of race reports last year but it was a particularly busy one for me. Normal service will be restored for the 2020 season. In the meantime, here are the results from 2019.    The Crackling 18/19 May (ISSA Basic Status) Hybrid Slalom A Group Louis [...]

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Hogtoberfest, 13th-14th October 2018

Hogtoberfest this year was tinged with sadness as we remembered our friend and fellow skater/racer Ed Brockman who passed away on 6th October after an 11-year battle with cancer, our race meeting was dedicated to his memory. The sun shone down on us as we set up, Chris made a start on course setting while [...]

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Edwin Brockman 1962 – 2018

On October 6th 2018 the UK skate scene lost another legendary character when Edwin Brockman passed away after a courageous 11 year battle with cancer. I first met Ed at Southbank in early 1980 along with his very good friend Martin Sweeney and we remained firm friends ever since. Back then, in what has become [...]

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Summer Swine Stomp/Martin Sweeney Memorial Trophy Tight Slalom Race, Hog Hill – 14th – 15th July 2018

Race report by Rob Ashby This year’s Summer Swine Stomp took on a slightly different format than usual as it would incorporate the running of the inaugural Martin Sweeney Memorial Trophy Tight Slalom Race. Martin died last October and was one of this country’s top slalom exponents, excelling in Tight Slalom. He was probably best [...]

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Turn ‘n’ Burn at Paddle Round the Pier, Hove Lawns 7th/8th July 2018

Once again it’s time to grab your sunnies, deck chair, sun cream and best wiggling board for the annual Turn & Burn race at the Paddle Round the Pier Festival, Hove Lawns. Come on down, take in some sea air and glorious sunshine down in Brighton this weekend. Big thanks go to the Paddle Round [...]

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Martin Sweeney Memorial Trophy Tight Slalom Race at Summer Swine Stomp 14/15 July 2018

This years Summer Swine Stomp sees a change from the usual schedule in order to accommodate the running of the inaugural Martin Sweeney Memorial Race. Martin was a true UK slalom legend and the first person to set a record for skating 100 cones. The UKSSA will be celebrating Martin’s incredible talent with an annual [...]

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Summer Swine Stomp 14/15 July 2018 – UKSSA Celebrates 10th Anniversary Racing at Hog Hill

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