On Saturday 25th May Great Aycliffe Town Council hosted the first SK8 event to celebrate the new skate park facility which was opened earlier this year.

Some of the best professional riders arrived from across the Country to demonstrate their skills and show off what can be done using the new ramps, to the spectators who had come along.

Fearless Ramps and the professional riders were on hand to encourage many of the local riders to get involved; they then watched during the event and awarded prizes to the best local participants, many of whom came away with fantastic free give-aways from Fearless Ramps.

Aycliffe Youth Council also awarded a trophy and a voucher of £100 to the best local rider at the event. This was won by Robbie Richardson, a local rider whom Fearless Ramps identified as an excellent, passionate BMX rider with fantastic skills and a fearless attitude towards his riding.

Inflatable rides were also provided free of charge by the Town Council, to offer additional fun to all those who had come along to this event on a sunny bank holiday weekend. Rides included an eight man ‘Total Wipeout’ game, which proved a massive hit and a great deal of fun to many competitive youths who wanted to be the last one standing, whilst a laser tag game and bungee trampolines proved very popular with many of the younger participants

Great Aycliffe Town Council would like to acknowledge Aycliffe Radio, who were on hand to host the event; their team of volunteers were very professional and enthusiastic, and did a great job of compering the event and keeping the considerable crowd entertained.