Race results & photos; upcoming Club activities; roller ski and on snow courses; kayaks on the Shetland bus; equipment sale.
Roller skiers in LRNSC's 1 hour race

LRNSC Update - July

Hello Alan

Will East London host Britain's biggest ski slope in 2015?  Mayor Boris Johnson thinks so, and will there be room for Nordic skiing?   Hopefully but in the meantime let's enjoy roller skiing!  Here's a update on Club activities, plus news from Snowsport England and others you may be interested in.

Roller ski practice Sunday 4 August

Come to the next session at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit from 1300-1630 - it's a good opportunity to train and catch up with others in the Club house afterwards.  There's a small charge towards the track hire and you get free tea/coffee.  Read more
Cooling a roller ski racer

LRNSC roller ski race results & photos

Read the results and see the photos from July's team sprints and one hour race.  Our next race is on 22 September, make sure the date is in your diary.
Snowsport England logo

Want to be a better skier?

Snowsport England [SSE] runs top notch roller and snow ski courses and their next nordic snow skills week runs from 30 March-6 April 2014 at Kvitavatn in Norway. 
This popular centre combines varied cross country ski tracks and downhill pistes so it's suitable for all levels of skier.  You'll be hard pressed to find a better value week with great coaching, relaxed accommodation and skiing from the door. Lunches are included and you can drink your duty frees, so there's little else to pay whilst you seriously improve your skiing. 
Find out more + pay less by booking before 30 November and be entered into a draw to win free coaching.

Next SSE roller ski courses:

24-25 August Hetton Lyons, Co Durham
5-6 October Lancaster
Find out more

Sign up for SSE's new newsletter

Stay up to date with Snowsport England's news - sign up for their new email newsletter.
Ice skating

Come ice skating!

Get in the winter spirit with ice skating at Somerset House on 15 December and benefit from group pricing.  This event is for LRNSC members only - please register your interest now so the organiser knows how many tickets to buy.
Kayakers Olly Hicks & Patrick Winterton

Kayaks on the Shetland bus

It's always good to hear what cross country skiers get up to when they're not on snow or rollers, particularly when it's a 'first' like kayaking from Scotland to Norway! 

Patrick Winterton, well known in the Nordic skiing world as a Eurosport commentator and Senior SSE Tutor, has just succeeded in doing this with adventurer Olly Hicks.  They're raising money for charity - read more about their difficult crossing,

Outdoor gear sale

Enjoy other outdoor pursuits?  There's a sale of equipment that belonged to the late Pete Linskey, a former Club member, and proceeds go to a Scout training fund in his memory to cover first aid, climbing and kayaking. 

 Our Membership Secretary is selling this gear for Abbots Langley Scouts - the sale includes climbing, water-based and general camping equipment, quite a lot in child sizes but there are other useful general items.  They are all listed on the document on the Scouts' website and in this article on our site.  Any questions please contact Pauline using this link.


Enjoy discounts on holidays and gear from:
  • Inghams
  • Exodus
  • Crystal
  • Cotswold Outdoor
  • Euroski
  • SkiGo from SkiFIT
Find out more and join us.

Who's who?

Who's on the LRNSC committee?  See the latest line-up following our AGM.

Next LRNSC roller ski courses

Save money: book all three before 22 August
  • 22 September
  • 3 November
  • 24 November
Venue: Hillingdon Cycle Circuit
More info and online booking.

Next LRNSC roller ski races

Save money, enter online.
  • 22 September - skiathlon
  • 19 October - 4 hour event
More info.
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