Skateboard champion to show off her skills

Lucy Adams, the UK's top skateboarder, will be demonstrating her skills in Steyning on Sunday
Lucy Adams, the UK's top skateboarder, will be demonstrating her skills in Steyning on Sunday

NATIONAL skateboard champion Lucy Adams will be demonstrating her skills in Steyning on Sunday.

The top female skateboarder in the UK, she will be joining Jock Paterson, who was the first skateboard pro in the country, at the Big Skatepark Picnic.

While Lucy shows off her moves, Jock will be speaking about his passion for the sport and the positive aspects of skateboarding.

Mike Kelly, one of the organisers, said: “The youngsters of Steyning have been hearing for weeks about a Big Skatepark Picnic.

“It is something a small group of residents have organised to give families a great day out now that the summer is nearly over and the children have returned to school.”

There will be wood-fired pizzas, vintage ice cream, lots of fun and games, including ‘beat the goalie’, hoola hoops, Indian kites, face painting and art activities.

The picnic, on the Memorial Playing Fields, will also feature Horsham District Council’s mobile skatepark.

Mr Kelly added: “Lucy Adams will demonstrate her skills and sign autographs. Do come along and see what she can do and try some boarding yourself.

“All the fun starts at midday and goes on till 4pm. You can also learn about the council’s plans for the skatepark, which will be a great place for children of all ages to enjoy themselves.”

Jock, who lives in Steyning, became the national Supreme Skateboard Champion in 1977 at the age of 20.

He is a fully-trained Indo Board coach and will be bringing this form of balancing training to the area through schools and academies.

He will be giving a brief talk and sharing his positive views on the importance of a skatepark facility.

Lucy, who now teaches skateboarding, will be showing people how to do some ‘cool tricks’.

The free event for people of all ages was organised to support Steyning Parish Council’s plans for a skatepark on the Memorial Playing Fields, but it is an event that is open to all, intended to bring the community together.

People can take along their own refreshments or buy from the stands at the picnic.