Saturday, 18 October 2008

Kate wears our skates

Posh papperazzi queen Kate Middleton was seen going all 80s on us a couple of weeks back and wearing a pair of our very own Stateside LA Lights.

These sexy four-wheelers come with all the basics you need for entry level rollerskating. They've also got some pretty cool light up wheels that don't even need batteries to glow. All they need is your skate power... if your mum, sister, girlfriend or chick-friend fancies something a little different for Christmas, you now know what to get 'em!

No self-respecting Betty should be without them. Buy them here for just £39.99.

Introducing 'BMX Paul'

Over the next few weeks, we'll be introducing you to a few of our staff who are the throbbing heartbeat of The Ledge.

First up is our Assistant Manager Paul who's more of a two-wheeler than a four-wheeler. He specialises in BMX (although he also skates!) and has been kicking it on two tyres since the 80's. Here's his mugshot where we think he looks a bit like Mickey Mouse...but with BMX wheels for ears.

Paul's worked in store for over 10 years now and he's also skated the now-legendary Granby Halls. He tells us that his favourite current TV programme is The tweenies, but he puts that down to his kids (yeah, right Paul).

We decided to probe a little further and asked him five quick-fire questions to get to know him a little better:

Q#1: How old are you? I'm 40...and looking younger every day.

Q#2: How long have you been riding for?
It's 28 years since I first got my first bike - has it really been that long?

Q#3: What's the worst injury you've picked up?
I once broke my foot which was pretty damn painful!

Q#4. What's the s
trangest question you've been asked in store? Someone once asked me if we sold frogman flippers. For the avoidance of doubt, we don't!

Q#5: What's your favourite BMX trick? I love doing whips! You can click on this YouTube clip to take a look at a few cool ones...

Paul's a star when it comes to giving advice to budding and seasoned BMX-ers alike.

If you have any questions about BMXing or our in-store BMX products, you can email Paul at, call him on 0116 251 6167 or pop in to see him anytime!

The Ledge gets Hooked

Although us lot at The Ledge have been around under various guises for some time now, our new name of The Ledge is still growing in reputation - that's why new people keep finding out about us and want to spread the word. You can't blame them I guess.

The Ledge was recently featured on Hooked, a group based in Derby dedicated to helping young people with an interest in alternative sports. Take a look here at what Hooked had to say about us.

Hooked's aim is to provide accessible facilities for young people interested in extreme sports which not only keeps the kids healthy, but keeps them out of trouble too.

We loved this video that a few of the Hooked guys put together recently - click on it to take a look. It promotes the research they're currently doing to find the best location for a skate park in Derby.

The clip contains loads of Hooked footage from sessions and if you've been to any of their events, you might even be on there.

Think you can do better? Well, keep your eyes peeled for a competition bought to you by The Ledge where we'll be asking you to send us the best video or photo of you riding, flipping and sliding.

Surf The Ledge

OK, so it's not realistic for everyone to visit us in Leicester every week...well, not if you don't live there anyway. That's why we've been working hard to bring all that's great about The Ledge to you through your computer screen.

Our website's still quite new and it's growing all the time...but we've already got a cool range of the latest footwear, skateboards, hardware and related clothing and accessories. We've also got a fantastic range of BMX bikes and hardware, inline skates, roller skates, aggressive skates and much much more. Get cruising our online store at

If you can't find exactly what you want, don't worry. You can email us at or give us a buzz on 0116 251 6167 and we'll let you know whether we've got what you want in stock.

Our Leicester Store

Before we get on to talking about all the cool stuff you can buy online at The Ledge, let us introduce our home in Leicester. Our shop sits on Leicester high-street (No. 29) and is crammed with the coolest stuff you can think of.

It's an Aladdin's Cave of everything from shoes to sunglasses and belts to beanies. Make no mistake about it, it's brimming with all the stuff you need in your life.

We pride ourselves on friendly, helpful and reliable service. If you're in the area, feel free to pop for chat - it'd be good to see you.

Getting to know each other

First of all, welcome to Skate The Ledge - a blog created by The Ledge (a skate, BMX and inline store run by people with an unrivalled passion for the industry).

If you're as excited about skating, BMXing and getting around on wheels as we are, this is where it's at.

Our blog will tell you what's new, keep you up-to-date with any offers we have on, talk about what's going on in the world and help us get to know each other a little bit better. After each post, you'll have the opportunity to post a comment to contribute and build Skate The Ledge's online community.

So, what are we waiting for...let's crack on with things yeah!?