The Skateboard park opened today.
|Copied from Bassetlaw’s website|
There were considerably more bikes than Skateboards though. The main attraction was a young man who had been on “Britain’s Got Talent” earlier in the week:
Now, I’m no cyclist but some of the things he could do were amazing:
Thee above pics were taken before the opening when he was performing for his tame video man
The opening was performed by “The Chairman of the Council”
|Councillor David Challinor|
The actual ribbon cutting was done by a young lad, no idea who or why.
Once Joe had done a few laps the massed hordes were let on. Chaos ensued, but none of the eagerly anticipated broken bones and blood!
|Joe among the crowd|
Of course there’s one trouble with an all white skatepark at midday: no contrast so the camera won’t pick out the shapes.
One thing Joe hadn’t got that every other cyclist had: a saddle, in fact there wasn’t even anything to put one on! I didn’t notice that until a photog (Wop Guardian?) pointed it out.
In contrast the one thing he did have that no-one else did: a helmet.
There were several other things going on:
- “Street dance” acts, which seemed to be bunches of young girls doing aerobics to music. Might have been more to it.
Keeps ’em fit and out of mischief,
- A (small) bouncy castle
- Laserquest, wherein you go into a dark inflatable and shoot everyone else with lasers
- Andy, our young(tee hee) park ranger, was involved in something football related on the five aside court
This is the guy
who referred to me as “elderly” in a
- Pogo the clown.
Really, who likes clowns?
|Looking like a dictator flanked by security!|
Plenty of coppers there but no need for them apart from holding back the eager riders.
A good day!