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Skating 120 miles for Rush Skatepark, a wheelie great achievement for ‘Roller Si’


Intrepid fundraiser Si Coburn has smashed the epic challenge of skating 120 miles from London to Stroud to raise money for the new Rush skatepark.

Arriving to rapturous applause, Si skated past The Ship Inn to complete his 129 mile journey at Brimscombe Port, the now demolished site of the former Rush Skatepark.

Enjoying a refreshing pint, Si was interviewed by Rush supporter Edith Bowman, who also hosts a Friends of Rush podcast – listen HERE

Ship Inn landlord Wesley Birch lauded the energy-sapping skate and promised him a drink on the house: “He’s got a pint behind the bar whenever he wants one, but there was a queue of people waiting to get him one in.

“We donated to his amazing cause and continue to encourage others to do so if they can. My girls loved being a part of it.”

Si and the Friends of Rush Skatepark have been raising money to build a new skatepark off the A38 near Moreton Valence after the previous Rush was demolished two years ago as part of the stalled Brimscombe Port redevelopment plan. 

Rush Fundraiser Sub Rooms 25 of 42 | Skating 120 miles for Rush Skatepark, a wheelie great achievement for 'Roller Si'
Edith Bowman with Si Coburn Pic: Matt Bigwood

On his Crowdfunder page Si said: “ I am raising money for a charitable cause that is very important to me so please donate and help me reach my target in aid of Rush Sports Community Trust. Anything you can contribute towards helping me achieve my target will be massively appreciated.”

The Trust has its own Crowdfunder page

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