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Skating is a great sport that gets you fit and improves your balance and co-ordination.
You can skate alone, with a friend in a park, or with a group of people.
You can even do complicated other sports while on skates like football skating or basket ball!
When you’re buying skates, get the best ones you can afford as the difference between a cheap pair of skates that you might have had as a kid and a really good quality pair is astounding. With good skates you really fly along!
You’re actually allowed to skate on the road, but be very careful of traffic who may not be expecting you, and wear safety gear. A helmet, elbow and knee pads are recommended, and a hi-vis vest is a good idea.
Have Confidence When Skating
Make sure you’re confident to stop, especially at the bottom of a long hill. And be aware that tarmac surfaces, meant to give good grip to the large rubber tyres of cars, are surprisingly rough when you’re skating along on your relatively tiny wheels!
A road might be too much effort for you, if so try a paved area instead.
Try to avoid skating in bad weather – smooth roads get quite slippery, and if there’s been a storm lots of leaves could have blown down and also be quite slippery under your wheels.
When you’re in a park try and pick a smooth pathway with no leaves or twigs, and if you’re skating along a pedestrian path avoid other people. You may be skating along faster than they can walk and they may veer in front of you, because they didn’t see you coming.
When you’re trying new tricks, you’re bound to get a few bumps and bruises, but make sure that you know how to fall over properly and take friends or instructor’s advice on the best way to do the trick. Make sure you’re in a safe place when you’re practicing, with no cars or pedestrians around.
Take care of cars when crossing roads too.
Ring us for Advice
But if you’re wearing full safety equipment, and being careful you may still have an accident that’s not your fault.
For an accident claim in Pembrokeshire call Accident Advice Helpline. We have a freephone number for you, it is 0800 689 0500 from a land line and from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
We will offer you a ‘no win, no fee’ billing system when we take on your accident claim in Pembrokeshire, which means there’s no worrying about the cost of making a claim.
If you’re in a hurry, try our 30 Second Calculator. It can tell you in a snap about your accident claim in Pembrokeshire, including how much money you could get. It’s also free to use, so find it on our website.
Date Published: 3rd October 2014
Author: Louise Thacker