Route One's Go Skateboarding Day 2018 saw them take to the streets of Bristol, making the most of the longest day of the year to hit the M32 DIY Spot, Dean Lane and Little Lloyds. Route One team members Dylan Hughes, Francis Peters and Hugh Hardie were joined by James Griffiths, Russ Heideman and Jordan Lightowler to enjoy three of Bristol's most iconic spots, in the process covering the trinity of street spot, skatepark and DIY build and getting stuck into sessions on each.
The Dean Lane footage should act as a jolt to your memory that the annual carnage that is the Dean Lane Hardcore Funday is nearly upon us - set aside Saturday the 11th of August for the usual tried and tested formula of makeshift obstacles added to the Bristolian downhill skatepark, live punk bands, copious amounts of booze and things being set on fire. Scroll down past the video for more on that...
Filmed by Russ Heideman, Liam Cooper and James Griffiths.
"Once again another summer Solstice rolled around meaning we rolled out for another Go Skateboarding Day. We were blessed by a beautiful day so we set about cruising through Bristol hitting a few of our teams favourite spots along the way."
Hit the words below from Daryl Mersom to enjoy a condensed history of the Funday from Daryl, Pig Dog and Dylan Lewis;
“Dean Lane Hardcore Funday is an annual skateboarding event that has been held at the infamous Dean Lane Skatepark in Bristol since 1999, though events have gone on here since the 80s. In a similar spirit to Livingston Pure Fun and Night of the Living Dead, it is grass roots and half-jokingly for “locals only."
This year we saw wooden jump ramps, kickers on top of kickers, and sk8wine dressed in full Olympic attire. Watching downhill skating as big Jeff head bangs along to a lady spraying water is always going to be entertaining, as was the flurry of tricks landed towards the end of the day when most had had their fill of Polish lager."