A little wacky and more than a little unorthodox? as we reported earlier a team from Southampton Street Sports have decided to put a wild idea into practice by skateboarding right around the coastal paths of the Isle of Wight, over the next three days.
They will be undertaking this arduous challenge on Long Boards which are quite different from standard skateboards, longer, wider and with very much larger wheels which allow them to cover the type of terrain inaccessible to standard boards. Timmy Peters, Jon Steel, Moe Neve and Dan Shinnie have been into this fairly extreme sport for some years, and decided to take on this challenge to help raise funds for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
Their route will be around 100km, they started earlier today from East Cowes. We caught up with five of the Skateboarders, Tim, Josh, Jon, Samuel and Pete enroute on Ryde Esplanade.
Tim was first in, almost an hour ahead of the others. Tim said they were surprised at the generosity of the passengers on the way over to the island and collected £40 for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance.
The group of 12 will be stopping overnight in Shanklin tonight (Friday), and near the Needles on Saturday, arriving in Cowes on Sunday afternoon.
The guys will be giving skateboard displays at various points along the route of their challenge which is on their website at www.street-sports.blogspot.com The challenge is in aid of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, so please show the guy’s and the HIOWAA your support by making a donation.
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