Push The Prom is almost here, with less than three weeks to go… we have gotten some more rad sponsors on board, including Diamond, Grizzly, Penny, Brah Boys, Waxx and more! Those hoping attend should get their travel itinerary sorted ASAP as prices for hotels and trains are going up quickly.
We are meeting at The Level Skatepark at 10am for those taking part in our free lessons, those of you not needing lessons can cruise around the park until we start the mini comps and jams.
The Level has existed in this spot for many years but recently it has been completely refurbished by Freestyle who have built a 1,400m sq. polished concrete skatepark where all of the old wooden ramps used to be. Opened in June 2013 it is now the centre of the skate scene in Brighton.
The park has good onsite amenities including a skate shop, public toilets and The Velo cafe where you can grab a bite to eat for lunch before starting our 3 mile push along the promenade.
The address is…
The Level Skatepark,
The nearest train station to The Level skatepark is Brighton Station (about a 15 min walk / 10 min skate)
Public Transport from outside Brighton:
We recommend travelling to Brighton station (1 mile from us )
Exit the station onto Terminus Road and head north and on your right will be a road called Howard Place, follow this road until the end. Once you reach New England Road turn right and follow this road until the main junction where it turns into Viaduct Road. Follow Viaduct Road until you reach Ditchling Road and turn right, once here follow the road down until you see The Level.
OR if you are meeting us at Hove Lagoon skatepark a little later on, you should travel to Portslade station (1 mile from the park) or Hove station (2 miles from the park) Brighton station is 3 miles from Hove Lagoon Skatepark.
National Rail enquiries: 08457 484950 http://www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Express run many routes to Brighton. Brighton coach station is near the pier which is about 1 mile from us.
National Express enquiries: 0871 781 8181 http://www.nationalexpress.com
Use Sat-Nav or Google Maps with the postcode: BN2 9SA
There is on-street pay and display parking along Ditchling Road, Union Road and Lewes Road.
For more information on travelling around the city visit Journey On.
To find people to car share with please post on our facebook event page and we will try and find someone that lives in or passes your area 🙂
The Level is very well served by buses. Brighton & Hove Buses’ frequent service 25 and The Big Lemon’s service 44 go to the east (Lewes Road) side, while many routes serve the Open Market stops in Ditchling Road or Oxford Street. These include the number 21, 22, 24, 26, 37, 37B, 38, 46, 48, 49, 50 and 81 routes. Further bus information and timetables.
Open Market bus stop: Exit the bus onto Ditchling Road and The Level should be in sight.
There are cycle lanes leading to the park from the city centre, including National Cycle Route 20. These allow cyclists to avoid using the busy roads either side of the park perimeter. There are several places to park and secure your bicycle around the park.
PLEASE NOTE: SOFT WHEELS will make the cruise along the seafront a lot more enjoyable so if you own any, bring them along and change them before we Push The Prom.
At almost 3 miles… It is quite a long way! 🙂
We will end up at Hove Lagoon Skatepark for some more jams and competitions to get rid of our stack of prizes!
Then an afterparty will commence at the Big Beach Cafe next to the skatepark.
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE!
Last years photo gallery can be seen here and here