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This is an informal gathering that you attend at your own risk.
The volunteers take no responsibility for your safety.
Skates and full protective gear are strongly recommended.



I can't skate - where can I get lessons?
What is the Easy Peasy?
How do I get to the park?
Where is the meeting point?
How do I get into skating?
Where can I buy skating equipment?
What equipment do I need?
Who can come?
Where do we go?
How long does it take?
What happens if I can't keep up?
What if it rains?
Is skating going to keep me fit?


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I can't skate - where can I get lessons?


From Citiskate 
London skating lessons for groups and individuals.


For kids, Zebra Skate
Kids Rollerblading and Skateboarding Lessons. Day and Summer camps.

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What is the Easy Peasy?

The Easy Peasy is a group skate that goes around Battersea Park in South London. It costs nothing to take part!



As it avoids roads, hills and speed the skate is suitable for children, parents and those relatively new to the skating scene. It's also good for those making a return to skating!

The Easy Peasy kicked off at 10:30am on Saturday 26 March 2005..not 2004 as some other website claim ;) with the Easter egg hunt. Over 100 children came to that one and you can click the photos page to see some of the images of the day. These days we get many more adults but all members of the family can join.

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How do I get to the park?



Skating
What a great idea!


By Train

Via Battersea Park station...exit station and turn right along Battersea Park Road, walk 50m to traffic lights.

Via Queenstown Road station...exit station and turn right into Queenstown Road, walk 150m, park is on the left.


By Tube
Exit at Sloane Square and walk 1km south, via Lower Sloane Street and Chelsea Bridge Road. Avid the walk and take a 137 bus.


By Bus

19,44,49,137,239,314,344,345


Driving

The park is on the south side of the Thames between Chelsea and Albert bridges. There are three car parks in the park but the the north east and north west ones are closest to the starting point. All car parks are pay and display (including weekends).
The roads around west side of the park are generally residents only or pay and display but many are free on weekends. Please check when parking.

Map of Battersea park


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Where is the meeting point?

Easy Peasy Japanesy!

Peace Pagoda on the Parade,
Battersea Park,
London. 

MAP


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How do I get into skating?

Skate with 'CLASS'

Considerate.
 Skate on the left, pass on the right announcing your directions to others with hand and voice signals where appropriate.

Legal. Follow national and local laws governing skating and the Highway Code when on the road.

Aware. Take road and weather conditions into account.

Safe. Wear a cycle or skate helmet together with wrist, knee and elbow protection. Make regular equipment checks and repair or replace where necessary.

Skill. Skate in areas that are suitable for your skill level and aim to further improve your skills with a lesson from a UKISA qualified instructor.

Guidelines from the UK Inline Skating Association



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Where can I buy skating equipment?

See the retailers list


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What equipment do I need?

Inline skates.
Kids: £60-£90, Adults:£80+

We recommend Salomon, Rollerblade and K2. For kids some of these brands come in size adjustable versions and have heel brakes attached (see photo).





Wrist, knee and elbow pads.
£8-£15










A skate or cycle helmet
£8 - £15






Not recommended






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Who can come?

This is open to all skaters that can stop on their skates. A (basic) stopping lesson will be given before the start of the Easter skate at 10am. You will need inline skates with a heel brake as well as protective gear 


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Where do we go?

We are aiming to do one lap of Battersea Park (around 1.75 miles). We are then aiming to do another lap!


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How long does it take?

Each lap takes between 20 and 30 minutes. The third optional lap can take 10/15 minutes!


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What happens if I can’t keep up?

The Easy Peasy means no roads, no cars and no hills. It doesn’t matter if you can’t keep up as you will still be in the park. And if you drop out of the first lap you can join us on the second one!


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What if it rains?

If it rains or is wet the skate is cancelled.
Should the Easter Saturday skate be rained off it moves to 10:30am, Sunday (the next day). 


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Is skating going to keep me fit?

Yes it can. With obesity rates in both adults and children reaching record levels there is no better time to get into the habit of regular exercise.

If you also wear protective gear and get your skills up to scratch you are going to have a whole load of fun in the process!


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