Ramp Riders Events Summer 2018

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Ramp Riders are out and about this summer inviting you to join us. Check our events page for more info to see if any events are close to you.

St Stephen’s Success

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St Stephen's Sucess

Ramp Riders returned to St Stephens in Astley again this year for another successful event. There was much to do there on the day, but Ramp Riders proved to be the main attraction. Parents helped toddlers over the smaller ramps whilst the older end found instructional teaching from the Ramp Riders crew invaluable in them achieving something new.

Believe in Her Campaign

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Believe in her campaign Wigan

Ramp Riders have joined Wigan Council in “Believe in Her!” a campaign designed to tackle sexism and empower women to believe in themselves and celebrate their achievements. Ramp Riders are well aware of the Male dominated portrayal of the Sport and Skate Parks. We want to break the mould accepted by the young women of our society. The “Believe in Her” campaign is just one way in which Ramp Riders are standing firm in the belief that girls can be just as good as the boys on our Skate Park.

The Believe in Her Campaign Wigan

The Believe in Her Campaign Wigan

“From my experience of people entering our skate park for the first time, it’s the girls rather than the boys who achieve more. Most of the boys feel that they can do it, and carry an ego that is hard to teach. The girls on the other hand are generally the opposite and need encouraging at first to go on the ramps, but once they do, they listen and take instructions well. At the end of the lesson, many achieve more than what the boys did. From my perspective the “Believe in Her” campaign not only encourages more girls into the sport, but gives them a sense of achievement in a male dominated sport.”

Keith Ingham (Ramp Riders co-ordinator )

Ramp Riders met Jessica Helm up in Standish, a young girl who was so determined in her achievement they found that there was no stopping her. She herself said.

“It was a tiny bit scary, but I loved it. I will definitely come again.”

Alex Humphreys in Standish

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Alex Humphreys joined us up in Standish for the 2015 season on his scooter, he had so much fun he just had to share his experience. This is what he said…

It’s a good skate park and I learned new tricks. It was good fun and set up close to my house.

Owen Partington- Rocker Mini BMX rider

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Owen Partington – One of the few Rocker Mini BMX riders that have ridden our ramps. He joined us up in Standish for the 2015 season and impressed all with his Bike and skills. Here is what he had to say…

I had a great day at Ramp Riders Mobile Skate Park. It helps you to progress and it’s a great way to spend the afternoon right in our area.

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