Saturday, 21 June 2014

Skate Jam

For the past 4 years Dorchester has held an annual Skate Jam at the very popular skatepark opposite Maumbury Rings. The 5th annual event was going to be held at the end of April but had to be cancelled due to bad weather. The event was rescheduled and is being held today instead. 

I arrived just as the BMX competition was starting. The event I believe is a qualifying event for the NASS festival in Somerset. The event is well organised and extremely popular with some very talented local riders. 

It is organised by the skatepark committee,  and supported by Dorchester Town Council and West Dorset District Council.

It is a free event for riders of all ages who had to register to enter. I noticed there were first aiders on hand and all the riders were advised to wear helmets. I did feel that ignoring this advice was a bit foolish, but the majority seemed to have them on.

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