Author Archives: Rob Ashby

Summer Swine Stomp 2017, Hog Hill, 22nd – 23rd July

Race Report by Rob Ashby  Saturday began with Andy and I  loading the ramps under heavy skies, bits of blue were poking through the greyness but a downpour en route did nothing to boost confidence for a good days racing.  On arrival at Hog Hill it was great to welcome Chris Schutz, Ferdinand Lindner and [...]

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The Crackling, Hog Hill – 20th – 21st May 2017

Race report by Rob Ashby  This year saw one of the largest fields of European riders competing it theUK’s first race of the season. We had a seven strong team from Sweden including my fellow Kryptonics Ambassador Pelle Gusstafsson, From Germany we had Alex Lutz and Dominik Kowalski. Dominik is currently staying in London and [...]

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Hog Hill Race Dates 2017

Hog Hill Race Calendar 2017 The UKSSA are happy to announce this years dates for racing at Hog Hill – Redbridge Cycling Centre.  http://www.vision-rcl.org.uk/redbridge_cycle_centre.html   20th & 21st May  – The Crackling 2017 The season opener – Dual Hybrid and Giant Slalom The first Hog Hill event of the year is “The Crackling” which features head [...]

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Hogtoberfest , Hog Hill – 15th/16th October 2016

The last Hog Hill race of the season Hogtoberfest took place back in October. Unfortunately unlike previous years it didn’t look as though we were going to be as lucky with the weather. On arrival the track was wet and would take a while to dry out before any slalom could take place. Hogtoberfest saw [...]

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2016 Razorback Games, Hog Hill, 16th- 17th July

With it being an Olympic year this year’s July Hog Hill event saw a return to The Razorback Games name. Whilst the IOC have now decided to include skateboarding in the Tokyo 2020 games they have still failed to recognise the racing disciplines that would make sense to include. The Razorback games is our alternative [...]

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The Crackling, Hog Hill – 21st – 22nd May 2016

Race report by Rob Ashby    Before this years season opener the talk was all about the weather, more so than usual. The forecast was looking decidedly dodgy as the weekend approached. Once again the UKSSA were aided and abetted in organising this extravaganza by Timmy Peters and his DAS Industries Crew running the Longboard [...]

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The Crackling 2016 – Hog Hill 21st/22nd May

It’s now less than a month to go before the first Hog Hill event of 2016 – “The Crackling”  Top UK racers who will be joined by a few visiting Europeans will be fighting it out for the coveted podium places and prizes. We begin with head to head Hybrid Slalom on Saturday afternoon running [...]

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Get Well Soon Martin Sweeney

The UKSSA would like to wish UK slalom legend Martin Sweeney a speedy recovery. He is currently receiving treatment at Kings College Hospital in Denmark Hill and has recently undergone open heart surgery where his Aorta was replaced along with two valves. He will find out shortly whether it will be necessary for him to [...]

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