Above: Kaz Campbell, table on the quarter to bank
Radcliffe-on-Trent, a village in Nottinghamshire with its skatepark priorities right, since 1997!
Many will remember the old wooden park on this spot which went through several revisions, with its solid mini ramp and fun curved banked wall. It was a fun set up, but the maintenance of wooden ramps obviously became too much for the local council, so Canvas Spaces were drafted in to create this new concrete park.
Photos by Adam Lievesley
Local roaster Tom Russell gave us his review of the new park:
“The park itself isn’t bad at all! You just have to ride it as the whole park to really enjoy it, it’s a lot more fun to just flow around everything as it’s basically one big snake run, it’s a bit downhill leading to the quarter to bank set up so, that’s like the main attraction.
“It’s basically one big snake run, it’s a bit downhill leading to the quarter to bank set up, so that’s like the main attraction”
You can start at the top, do some manuals, snake down a little, hit the hips and then roast the quarter to bank, it’s simple but it’s built really well for that! Best thing is obviously the quarter to bank set up on each side, whether it’s regular or oppo you can just go full speed and it feels mint!
It has amazing lights too, that’s always a bonus! They’re on till 8pm supposedly being changed to 9pm.
The worst thing is probably that you have to ride it as a whole and not one bit, it gets busy quite a lot so normally there’s skaters you have to watch out for or small scooter kids who haven’t learnt the way of parks yet.
All the transitions are real smooth and nice! The only weird thing there is a quarter to the side that’s like just a bit over vert! Feels so strange but so much fun to hit!
It’s still a little slippy like most new parks are but nowhere near as bad as some I’ve been to. Half the time it’s just because the kids walk on the mud and then bring that back onto the park… Quick sweep and it’s good!” –Tom Russell