Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Vid: South and West Park


Old boys Vid: Southy

Skating round VERY slowly.... in sepia

Macclesfield new bowl from ian c on Vimeo.

New West Park Vid

General summer awesomeness from the SUB50 crew and locals.....

SUB:50 - Macclesfield - West Park from PhilH on Vimeo.

Friday, October 30, 2009

More press

Ralph with a dodgy tash and a 10year old Matt Grant in Cheshire East News....
....and Leo with his trademark head grind in the Cheshire Independent...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Top Macc skaters in DHS vid

Here's a long video featuring some great skating by a variety of locals... Enjoy

DHS Skate Vid from Ben Perks on Vimeo.

Weston - wheeled sports top priority!

MSPG got to take a look at the results of the consultation for the Weston Rec. The full doc is here. Wheeled sports have recieved a top priority, design meetings will be the next step. So get thinking about what you'd like to see... park or plaza, ramps or flow, big or small... you decide

Monday, October 12, 2009

Southy Vid: Something special !

Awesome stuff..... Enjoy!

Southy opening : In Macc Express

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Southy: Opening vid

Southy: opening pics

The "broken hip" photo op.....Keiran grinding.....
Chaos in the wet.....

South Park: Grand Opening

After a bit of a stuttering start with technical problems and a lack of petrol for generators we eventually got the opening jam underway. We had the deputy mayor and a host of councillors show for the official ribbon cutting, and the mayor was even persuaded to get on a skateboard for the photos.

Around 100 riders took part during the day, with a good contingent of in-liners from Manc, and some great sponsored riders venturing from Bristol. The park looked great and was riding fab. The comps got underway then unfortunately the rain set in about 2pm and threw the jam in to disarray. It was looking a bit of a washout and a load of riders left, but it began to dry.

Meanwhile 'H' and old skool flat land BMXer showed and amazed the young guns with some sweet chilled flat tricks, including some sick backward nose manuals. A quick brushing helped the park dry and by 4 we were all on again. The BMXers sessed the bowl with the skaters and inliners on the street. H judged the bikes and called the three winners who received prizes from wheelscape. The skaters couldnt get there arses together to call the winners in the skate comp, but after some chaos the visiting sponsored riders began to get the feel for the park and they started to show what the park is capable of. They were starting to sweetly grind the central block and the bank to kerb. Then the sun came out and we were treated to a great 2 hour session of quality riding on the street and the bowl. The visiting riders all really rated the park, with sections for every one.

Big thanks to wheelscape for building the thing, and the prizes, plus thanks to Sam and Gav for tunes all day. Also thanks Leo for comparing and also Josh and the bikers who showed before the rain. Also thanks to all the local riders who are really starting to rip the place to shreds. Good on yer. And finally biggest thanks to Marianne H from Cheshire East, who without, none of this would have ever happended.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

South Park: Opening Jam

Well if the weather stays dry it should be a wicked afternoon in Southy this weekend! Things kick off a little earlier than planned at around 12ish with the mayor "officially opening" the park with some scissors and a ribbon at 1pm. After that there will be demos from TOP UK skaters Dan Wileman, Korahn Gayle, Dave Snaddon, Rob Smith, Flynn Trotman and Nicky Howells, not to mention the local riders and Manchester riders who will be there. Leo will be on hand with a group to showcase inline and there is a rumour of a very special BMX guest rider. There will be tuneage all afternoon, and comps running from 1pm onwards. Loads of prizes and a prody throw at the end. Quality!

South Park: latest pics


Monday, September 14, 2009

Flock 2: Death race footage

Some footage of the death race in amongst this....

South park: Grand Opening

Sunday, September 6, 2009

South Park: latest pics

It's all looking pretty complete now. Here is the main skate area....

Here's the cheeky wall ride with the start of the even cheekier bank
to kerb... Lets get it waxed, sccracck!

Here's the hubba and stair set. All the crete is in place. The whole
park needs cleaning and sealing and the landscaping/fencing finishing.
All set for the official opening on sat 3rd Oct. Get ready for skate,
bmx and inline comps, more details to follow.....

Friday, September 4, 2009

Flock Ewe: Where are ewe?

Heres the infamous flock ewe..... She made it over the humps, once or twice, and down the hill at top speed, maybe next year someone will drop in on her?

Flock 2: Art

Big big big thanks to Krek and Mers for coming along and spending there sunday showing us all how to put together a mural. The wall ride looks sick! Thanks guys.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Flock 2: Vid from Manc guys

Nice one guys!....

Flock 2 : Videos

Flock 2: Pics

Thanks to Gary Benson for these great shots, more on his photostream here

Flock 2: Goes off!

Flock 2, Macclesfield's very own skate jam, was held on Sunday and we had a great turnout of around 80skaters and a similar number of folk watching the comps. Luckily the weather just about held out, with only a short interruption due to drizzle in the seniors ramp qualification rounds.

The U16 ramp comp was less busy this year with only 10 entrants, and in a 25 min final, Elliot took top honours and a NOTE deck closely followed by Harry. Both were riding very smoothly, and indeed there were some great younger riders who will be contenders in the years to come. Well done all.

The Seniors saw 13 riders enter with the hope of picking up a cash prize. In the first qualifier, John Bell, Keiran Hughes, and Matt Grant went through to the final and were joined by Dave Monaghan, Riess (the only U16 brave enough to go with the Seniors - so well done him!) and Mouse. The final did not disappoint. With the ramp extension on to liven things up a bit, all the guys were throwing themselves at it, Kieran managed a nose pick, Matt G a rock fakie and a series of one foots, but John Bell upstaged them both with a 5 O pivot, a feeble stall and a front rock. On the tranny, Matt G pulled a blunt flip and John Bell some frontside flips. After 30mins the judges called it, with John Bell taking the top spot and £50 despite riding with what looked like a broken wrist, followed by locals Kieran Hughes in second and Matt Grant in third. Awesome riding so thanks to all who entered.

John Bell also won the high jump, getting over the flock ewe and 6.5 boards.
Final event of the day was the ever popular, no rules, "death" race, round a taped off track over the humps round the suicide track. A series of heats saw thrills and spills galore with the top corner becoming ever more sketchy as a variety of liquids, wax, bananas, bottles and boards started to litter the track. Gav Barber won the final despite a sketchy semi when he took the tape and most of the cones with him.

The mascot, "Flock Ewe" came to grief in the end, loosing a leg after being pulled down the hill by bike, vids of the best bits to follow...

Thanks to everyone that came, especially the guys from NOTE and the Manchester crew who made a great effort to come down. We hoped you all enjoyed it. Lots of pics to follow....

Friday, August 28, 2009


All the preparations are coming along just nicely thank you very much. Latest weather forecast is for "white cloud" whatever that is, but at least it looks DRY, so the jam is ON! Registration opens at 1pm sharp, comps shortly after. The blog will be updated during the day with results and stuff. See you here or better still there!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

West Park - Wally bar muppetry

Apparently some muppet in a road sweeper has managed to crash in to not one but both newly installed bars, and worse still the crash to the wally bar punctured the fuel tank covering the tarmac with red disel, which is now eating its way through the new tarmac - leaving great big holes. Nice work guys! ever heard of a brush?

West Park - Wall ride

Good work by Ralph and Pat building the wall ride on the ramp. Should be ready for spraying up at the jam by some top graf artists.

Southpark latest pics

'sall comming along nicely, although lets hope the nightly BMXican invaders dont damage the crete before its cured....

FLOCK 2 - MC F-RAZOR Confirmed!

Thats right, latest news is that MC F-RAZOR will be back from London Town especially for the Jam! And watch him go in the high jump!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Southpark - Update

Steady as she goes....., work progreesing nicely, some spray work done on the bowl, banked area starting to take shape with coping up. Looking interesting! Although looks like some muppets have been onto the site to peer under the sheeting.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Windmill park BMX: Used by team GB!

Rumour has it that team GB BMX have started using the windmill park track for training sessions! Anyone who can confirm this with a picture of them in action wins a punk CD! Email it to us. Congratulations to everyone involved in this project - justification about the quality!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Southpark - bowlage

Work is progressing steadily in SP. The main bowl shape has been excavated out, the coping is in and its looking pretty sick. Also nice escalator with what looks like an over vert section in the far corner. Also top side grind box support wood is in place..... More pics next week

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

At last! Southpark starts!

Well, it's taken a little time for all the pieces to fall in to place,
but it looks like work on the skate park has finally started. Should
be ready in 3.5 months, so end October!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Latest meeting - Minutes online now

Find the latest minutes from 7/7/09 here. Includes early details of August West Park Jam. Please give us your comments below...

West Park - Pics

First pics of local riders ripping on the expanded West Park Ramp. Thanks JP....

More on our facebook page

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New West Park Ramp

Huge!!!! At long last the work to extend the exsting ramp in west park is underway and it looks huge!. The wood and coping is in, just looks like we're waiting for the metal sheeting, backboards and paint. - which shouldnt take too long. This work was part funded to the tune of £15,000 by WREN the waste recycling envronment ltd and the old Macc Borough Council - RIP.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Weston Rec - Have your say on the plans!

At last, the long awaited plan for the Weston rec is up for public consultation. The good news is it could has some provision for wheeled sports, so maybe a BMX or jump track? a bowl or half pipe? its all open and up for debate!

If this is your local ride, take a good look, have a think about what youd like to see and then take the time to give some feedback to the project managers survey here. This will help both make sure that you get what you want and help in fundraising. So please take the time to fill it in.

There are also two open consultation events being held:
One on 27th June at Broken Cross Primary School Fete- from 10.30am, the second 26th July at the Fermain Youth Centre, on Beswick Road off Oxford Road - from 11am

Also give your comments in the comments section below.....

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Poynton Videos!

First videos of the new park. These guys are really ripping...

Poynton Skatepark Edit from PhilH on Vimeo.

..and even the old boys are getting in on the act....

Poynton Bowl (Northern Hospitality) from ian c on Vimeo.

Windmill Park Opening jam

Congratulations to all involved with the opening jam last Saturday. Some great riding done by all ages, and an excellent way to celebrate the new park.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

Windmill Park - Opening Jam Sat 13th June 1-4pm

Windmill Park opening jam will be going off on Saturday 13th June from 1 till 4pm.

There will be loads going on including:
Ghost riders BMX team will be on site, showing what the track can do, going sick. Plus DJ's and free bike security stamping and loads more.

So come along and show us what you can do....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Poynton bowl - tips

So are you finding the lines a little hard to find? or is it troubling you that its not a street park? Well our friend here has some great advice on how to ride it....

Saturday, May 9, 2009

West Park - tarmacing done!

First pictures of the expanded and upgraded West Park. Riders descibed it as flowy and awesome, basically lots of new lines and LOTS more space. There must have been 40 riders on it today and it still seemed like there was space. Expanded ramp and a couple of grind rails to come soon. Big Thanks to WREN for £15K funding and also big thanks to MBC for the rest. Great stuff. 
Have you ridden it? then why not review it? add you comments below...

Windmill riders - ripping

The track is now fully open and some riders are already getting to grips with the jumps, these lads were ripping this afternoon....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Windmill Park - latest pics

The BMX track in Windmill Park is almost complete and its looking good. It will be the first brick paved track in the country an inovation the builders, Clark and Kent, picked up from the Netherlands. Let us know what you think and also look out the opening jam at half term.

More photos available here

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Deva jam - photos available

Here are some fantastic photos of the Deva opening jam taken by Paul of photoadventure last Saturday. If you are interested in higher resolution images contact him at: mail@photoadventure.co.uk 

Leo and his trademark backside head grind....
Believe me or not, this lads arms ARE actually like this in real life...

Who moved the coping?

This young lad was really ripping..
Big drop in for a little un...
Hayley rocks...
Kieran looks a long way from the coping....
Old school....
Lots more on Pauls photostream here. Thanks man!!