Hi everyone, I am a 27 long time skateboarder and I will be skateboarding for distance for charity Ochre (Oesophageal Cancer) raising money via JustGiving. My uncle died of cancer and this charity were so good to him during his final months. My intention is to do Oxford Skatepark to London Southbank. (60 miles) It will be challenging, and there has been lots of planning so far, lots of people telling me its a dangerous idea, but they are negative and I truly believe this can be done safely if planned to a T.
I have been using a Google Maps walk and cycle planners. But really struggling to find out what is actually skateable. Ideally I’d like to be able to skate downhill concrete jungle skate 3 style everywhere, but we know the UK can’t provide that! What I need from you guys is as locals (South), who know the different areas of my route, provide me with advice and illustrations of all the skateable paths and cycle routes available. This will allow me to be safe and avoid roads, dirt tracks, shit areas. If you have knowledge of paths/routes skateable that connect towns that would be awesome. Alternatively if you know good route planning software then shout me. I understand at times I will be walking but that is fine.
Skateable paths intel required for: Oxford, High Wycombe, Thame, Slough, Uxbridge, Hayes, West to Central London. Any other places from Oxford to London en route that are better can be dialled in to the route.
If anyone would like to be considered to join me (if my injured friend drops out) or even meet me on route and skate a little then be my guest. I’d love to meet you all. Again once all your ideas come out I shall piece them together accordingly. My email address is email@example.com if you want to send pictures of drawings, directions etc. I shall post the JustGiving at a later date for donations, as this is still in planning.
Much appreciated any advice. Lets make this a reality for a good cause!