Well over 100 enthusiastic skateboarders, scooter and BMX riders from Swindon and further afield were attracted to the second Urban Rider Games Reloaded at ATBShop Skate Warehouse on Friday 8 April.
Recently crowned scooter world champion Jordan Clark was one of the judges in the knock-out competitions for different age categories, with well over £2,000 worth of prizes on offer.
Sponsored by Domino’s Pizza, the event was supported by a host of organisations including Swindon Link, Morrison’s and Swindon Travel Choices,
Urban Rider Games Reloaded organiser Diana Kirk said: “A massive thanks to all who came and took part in the Dominos Urban Rider Games. It was an emotional day with lots tears of joy and sadness as there are always in any competitive event.
“Thanks again to our headline sponsor Dominos who delivered welcome pizzas throughout the day and thanks to all our staff who have given their hearts and souls for this event over the last few months. Our judges – Alfie, Jordan, Soly and Geoff from Camp Rubicon did an amazing job and had to really struggle to separate some great performances. All of our wonderful parents and friends also gave great encouragement and support to all the competitors.
“The Urban Rider Games is really getting established in Swindon. We sure showed what we could do in this town.”
North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson dropped in to see the early stages of the competition. He said: “I was so impressed by how ATBShop and Skate Warehouse give young people an exciting environment to develop and test their skills,. It’s great that the riders and skaters are participating in healthy sport; I was really pleased to see how they all congratulate each other and give encouragement to get better.”
ATBShop Skate Warehouse can be found at Unit 1, Newcombe Drive, Hawksworth Trading Estate, Swindon SN2 1DZ. See who won and were placed in the various competitions, and the sponsors and supporters, by clicking here
The next big event takes place on Saturday 7 May to compete for an all expenses trip to Barcelona. Entry is one canned of tin food which will be donated to Swindon Foodbank
Action photos top and below (except Justin Tomlinson): Richard Wintle of Calyx