Adrenaline fuels third birthday celebration

"Jamiversary" 3rd anniversary of Hairy Bob's Skate Park and BMX track'Youngsters taking part in some of the competitions as part of the the third birthday of the Hairy Bobs skatepark'Picture by Neil Silk  123340a'18/08/12

"Jamiversary" 3rd anniversary of Hairy Bob's Skate Park and BMX track'Youngsters taking part in some of the competitions as part of the the third birthday of the Hairy Bobs skatepark'Picture by Neil Silk 123340a'18/08/12

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More than 300 youngsters helped celebrate the third anniversary of Hairy Bob’s Skatepark and BMX track in Scarborough’s North Bay.

And organisers are already planning for next year’s event because the third Jamiversary proved so popular with local skateboarders, BMX riders, scooter riders and bladers.

"Jamiversary" 3rd anniversary of Hairy Bob's Skate Park and BMX track'Youngsters taking part in some of the competitions as part of the the third birthday of the Hairy Bobs skatepark'Picture by Neil Silk  123340a'18/08/12

"Jamiversary" 3rd anniversary of Hairy Bob's Skate Park and BMX track'Youngsters taking part in some of the competitions as part of the the third birthday of the Hairy Bobs skatepark'Picture by Neil Silk 123340a'18/08/12

The team behind the £475,000 North Bay venue had joined forces with sponsors, Scarborough Lions, and event convenor Gordon Jenkinson said it was very well attended.

He added: “It was a beautiful day for it. We were really pleased with the way the kids performed.

“We’d like to carry on with the event as long as people want it. Everybody seemed to be looking forward to the next one.

“But we couldn’t do all these events without the generosity of the public.”

Ste Asquith, from Team Hairy Bob’s, said: “We are really grateful to the Scarborough Lions for their support for this event over the last few years.

“We would also like to thank Scarborough Council and all the volunteers for their help each year.”

The Jamiversary included a series of competitions, between noon and 6pm on Saturday, with trophies and top prizes up for grabs to the competitors who showed off the best skills.

Prizes included a new BMX bike, skateboard, scooter and in-line skates courtesy of Richardsons bike shop, Descent skate shop and Secret Spot surf shop.

The three businesses also provided lots of extra prizes and giveaways, which were handed out throughout the afternoon.

To entertain the crowds there will be live music from hip hop performers Double Dutch, as well as sets from local DJs.

Guests could either take part in the competitions or just watch the impressive tricks and skills on display at the venue.

The skatepark, in Clarence Gardens, is open throughout the year and is free to use. It is used by those who have micro scooters, skateboards, BMX bikes or inline skates,

It underwent a£475,000 upgrade in 2009 and now boasts quality design and range of features.

• For more information about Team Hairy Bob’s check out www.facebook.com/HairyBobsSkatepark or to learn more about Scarborough Lions and the work undertaken by the organisation call the club secretary David Moorhouse on 0845 8339892 to arrange a visit to the club.