Organisers of Hitchin’s first Skate Jam blown away by interest

Organisers Ben Cundall, Hannah Brown, Kyle Sherwood and Pete Killingbeck

Organisers Ben Cundall, Hannah Brown, Kyle Sherwood and Pete Killingbeck - Credit: Archant

Organisers behind Hitchin’s first Skate Jam are looking to repeat the feat after being ‘blown away’ by the community’s response at the weekend.

Hitchin Skate Jam

Hitchin Skate Jam - Credit: Archant

A mini ramp set up by St Mary’s Church saw skateboarders and BMX riders of all ages showcase their skills on Saturday between 10am until 4pm, with music, street food and market stalls to boot.

The inaugural event was organised by Kyle Sherwood, Hannah Brown, Pete Killingbeck and Ben Cundall, forming part of this year’s Hitchin Festival.

“We were blown away by the support on the day,” said Kyle.

“It stayed busy throughout and all of the food stalls practically sold out.

Hitchin Skate Jam

Hitchin Skate Jam - Credit: Archant


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“After the thunder and lightening the night before we were really lucky with the weather, which was perfect.”

Kyle, who said the event was a few years in the making, added: “There’s so many people showing an interest already for another event and we hope we can do it again next summer.”

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To find out more email skatehitchin@gmail.com or call Kyle on 07768 705511.

Peter Killingbeck on his stall

Peter Killingbeck on his stall - Credit: Archant

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