This is an invitation to those who are interested.
I work for a company called EHX and we do demos across the country in all “Extreme” sports, including unicycling. Recently the guys behind the team have built a park, mainly for skating and BMXing but which also features breakdancing, free running and musical acts too called Transgression Park.
We are looking to hold events/comps in the park and I was hoping to have a unicycling influence. What I’m proposing is a Jam format where Trials and Street riders alike can come and ride the park. For those who don’t know, a jam is basically a free for all. All riders ride the park for a set time and judges then judge them on a number of categories. Although the park is full of ramps and bowls the park will be adapted for unicycle riding, but there are some good lines in there already.
I don’t want people to be discouraged by the competition element, everyone is welcome to come ride and have a good time. Street riding and outdoor trials will also be organised if the weather is good so don’t be shy. The idea is to have a powerful unicycling presence in the park and to entertain the public and for all riders to have fun.
The preposed month to hold it is May, but this is only a thought. If there is a popular response to change the date then it’s likely it will be moved. Just really trying to get a feeling for it right now.
So what do you think guys? I miss riding in a big group and also wanna share my riding spots with you all. Hopefully we can get some good footage and make a nice vid too. Like I said, all are welcome, even Non-Brits.
The park is great, especially good for Edinburgh folk as this time of year is very wet.
For those who don’t know, “Livi” or Livingston is a skatepark outside of Edinburgh. It’s pretty much where all the Scottish Pro riders go, it’s renoun thoughout the world as a good park, mainly bowls and ramps so no good for us guys.
Keep it coming guys, glad to see Lucas and Edd are in. If it persuades you anymore Edd, we have some great Muni here too. Lucas, will be good to have you riding some of the local spots too. Still wanna hear from Mike, Joe H, Joe B, Amanda, Brendan, Dale etc.
If we come, which we will do, me and Leo will drag Joes lazy arse out of his pit on the way up.
Would be better for us if the date was a bit further away though, give me and Leo a bit longer to get the Voodoo Van on the road.
This is the thing. Talking to inline skaters and BMXers at the park, they tell me about comps they go to every couple of weeks. When I found myself telling them there are on average about 3 or 4 a year in Unicycling, I was pretty disappointed.
As I’m sure a few people can sympathise, my riding when I’m alone or on video is a lot better than competition standard and I believe this is due to lack of experience. I’m trying to encourage more comps, not only in the uk, but across the world. On top of that I wanna ride with more unicyclists, instead of on my own or with other kinds of riders.
What I was thinking was a Jam format before UNICON, something that as far as I’m aware, hasn’t been done before in unicycling, and in the absense of BUC, a Street and Trials Championship in September.
Do we have any interest from Overseas, Kevin, Shaun etc???
Heyhey, sorry havnt been on the forum in a little while, and wouldnt have found this thread, but thankfully Edd drunkanly rang me last night to get me to say ‘Proper food, with proper gravy!’ for his no doubt equally drunk lady. As for Brendan, I think he is still looking for his eye brows
Anyhoo, yes I’d sure be up for this if Im free. Im actually only 120 miles from Edinburgh. I’d love to hitch a lift in the Voodoo van though!
Also, BUC is still on, it will just be later in the year, which it originally was