Yorkshire's Coast line has now gained some extra surf. Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington have great smooth freeformed concrete skateparks to keep you entertained. These waves will never go flat. The largest of the three skateparks is Scarborough's or also known as HairyBob's Skatepark.
Whitby - West Cliff Head
This U shape bowled skatepark is situated on the open ground on West Cliff, next to the old paddling pool and Go Karting. Parking is free and right next to the skatepark, if you get there early enough or it is out the holiday season. It is floodlit which is a bonus for the shorter days or late night sessions, however I am not sure what time they turn off (hopefully someone will inform us).
Scarborough's Skatepark and BMX Pump Track - Hairy Bob's Skatepark
Ideally located between the North Bay and South Bay at Scarborough, hopefully to far to walk for all the Chav's and robbers out there. Parking is Pay and Display between certain times and is right next to the Skatepark. You have the lovely view over the North Bay Surf and the Promenade to practise your manuals on. As you can see from the pictures below there is a bowl section with different levels and a street course area too. Just behind that is a BMX Pump track with Tarmac berms and the usual jumps.
It is floodlit too, I am not sure what time they switch off thou. If anyone wants to inform us please feel free.
All this is free, so ride it well and respect it, as there must have been a lot of hard work and effort involved from all parties to produce a awesome place to ride. Let just hope there's many more places like this cropping up around the country, and move away from the 'off the shelf ' generic skate ramps.
Get your heads together and get involved and just look at the results. It may take 2- 5 years to get it built, so just think if you are say 13 now you best get your fingers out and get fund raising before you become to the darker side of life.
Check out Hairy Bob's website for future events and news.
Bridlington Skatepark - Gasworx Skatepark
This is another awesome skateaprk that is only 30 minutes away from Scarborough, so you could get yourselves a weekend or day trip going down the Yorkshire Coast.
There is a minimal charge to enter this skatepark as it is supervisied at all times which is not a bad thing really. It is fenced off and secure, so you should only get riders using it and not any wasters trying to ruin your session.
Check out the website for full details - Gasworx Skatepark , Briblington North Yorkshire.
If there any more or future plans for great Skateparks, please post it on here so that all can check them out.