Friday Randoms – Five Classic London Spots

We’re building up to issue 183 London Calling, which is out next week.

London, as you could imagine is packed with riding potential. The intrepid explorer Owain Clegg lived there for a year or so, and even he came back feeling like he’s hardly scratched the surface. Today, Friday Randoms pays homage to five classic London spots we’ve all hit up over recent years, or witnessed insanity go down on them. We take our bowler hat off to those few who are still out there looking for more…

Words and photos by Robin Pearson.

South Bank

Without a doubt the most legendary of all London spots. For four decades now this central spot has seen all number of names come and go, with countless ridiculous lines being pulled between the ledges, the stairs and the banks. Here we have Craig Passero double pegging the shoulder-height wall during Ride To Glory 2011. In 2012, The London date of The Dub Street Series was moved to South Bank at the last minute due to bad weather, which saw riders like Ben Lewis, Alex Kennedy and Dan Paley making the most of the offerings at this classic spot. At the moment this historic and iconic place is under threat of redevelopment and relocation, which many people have appealed against. There is a petition you can sign here –


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