Skate Park Event

Houghton Regis Skate Park Competition

Young people from the local area took part in the Skate Park Competition, this afternoon at Tithe Farm Recreation Ground, Houghton Regis.

The event was free to attend and was open to skateboard, scooter and bike riders from a wide age range, who came along to show off their talents.

The event was the idea of local resident Harry Backhouse. Harry has been riding over at the Skate Park for the past four years and he has made many friends along the way.

It was Harry's dream to get everybody from around the area to come together and enjoy riding together, and he said that a Skate Park Competition seemed the ideal way for make this happen.

Bicycle Display Team 3Sixty demonstrated an array of tricks and stunts on ramps and specially made frames and steps (only to be tried by professionals) and there was a range of activities on offer including a climbing wall, activities from Houghton Regis Craft and Coffee, and information stands from Sustrans / Travel Choices, and Groundwork.

OSCAR the road safety car was also on hand to show a road safety video to the young people and with the Firebike Safety initiative.

The Town Mayor, Councillor Chris Slough held a fundraising stall in aid of his nominated charities and presented the trophies and medals to the winners of the event competitions.Town Mascot ‘Regis the Lion’ also made a special appearance at the competition, much to the delight of some of the younger guests,and could be seen trying out some of the activities at the Recreation Ground.

Sarah Gelsthorp, Civic and Events Officer added “The Skate Park Competition was a very successful event, which was well supported by young people.

The judges faced some very tough decisions when deciding the winners and there was a fantastic display of talent demonstrated across the different age categories. Well done to everyone who took part”

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Last updated about 6 years ago