Rollerski courses coming up
Rollerski racing begins
New rollerskis in stock
Biathlon weeks
Other courses
Technique DVD
Other stuff

Rollerski Newsletter, April 2011

About now roller skiing becomes less about training for snow, and about enjoying good training and and the outdoors.  The weather is perfect for skiing on wheels - Spring like and not too hot...

This Spring there is a lot going on in the world of rollerskiing - tours, evening training, biathlon courses and rollerski racing among other things.  This month we have information on all of this and hope you'll get involved.





DORNEY LAKE Easter Saturday, 23rd April, we have our last weekend Dorney course until August (it gets too busy with rowing and triathlon events over the summer).  We'll have a beginners' group, and an intermediate / advanced group with Alan Eason.

HYDE PARK Tuesday evenings, 18.15, 4-week classic rollerski evening course
HYDE PARK Saturday mornings, 11.30, 4-wk skating rollerski course beginning 14th May

We've also scheduled courses in Richmond Park and Dulwich Park starting in the Autumn - although if we can get 4+ people together we can run courses at these venues before then. 

For a full course listing, see


We had a good mention on the BBC Countryfile programme, with the presenter Matt Baker coming out to try rollerskiing.  You can see some pictures of this here

They also featured Fern Cates, who first started rollerskiing at Dorney Lake a year ago, after seeing the Vancouver Olympics on television.  She has now joined the British development team, and has done her first races on snow.  You can read more about Fern here.



The London rollerski race series begins Sunday 8th May.  This is a good chance to get a bit of race training and meet up with other rollerskiers.  The London races take place at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, in the Minet Country Park in West London and are organised by the London Region Nordic Ski Club.  You can see the race calendar here.

Our club, the London Cross-Country Ski Club, offers a 'racing membership' which is only £10 a year, which covers the cost of insurance.  If you can't make our regular training sessions, but you want to be part of it, then you can sign up to this.  We have skiers who come occasionally to our Dorney Lake sessions for training, as well as ex-international athletes.  The aim of this is to grow a racing 'team' which brings together everyone interested in cross-country and roller ski racing.  You can join online here.

The club is also preparing for a 15k tour from Bristol to Bath this Saturday morning.

You can also sign up for the first rollerski race of year here.



New this month are the Powerslide X-Trail 150 off-road rollerskis which, together with the Powerslide X-Plorer rollerskis, offer a chance to go a bit further afield.  You can see more here.

These rollerskis deal with hard packed dirt and gravel tracks, as well as tarmac tracks.  The following article (in German) has some good pictures, which show the kind of terrain you can use them here.

From early next month we will be selling Alpina classic and skating roller ski boots, which allow for cooler training in the summer months.




The ex-GB biathlete, Mike Dixon, will be running a couple of 'summer biathlon' courses at Glenmore Lodge in Scotland this summer.  See -

Also the Wessex Biathlon & Nordic Ski Club are running a couple of biathlon weekends in Devon, see



The London Region Nordic Ski Club will be running a series of summer rollerski courses, also at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit.  You can see their dates here -


For rollerski newbies, you might be interested in the technique progressions DVD we sell.  This covers classic and skating technique, with exercises on rollerskis, dryland, and cross-country skis.  You can order it here -


Training with Anna Haag -
Interview with Callum Irvine and Scott Dixon, young CBNSC biathletes -
Good results for GB skier Andrew Young -


    Last month's newsletter is here.  

Best regards, Iain

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