British Skating Legends

Unsung heroes of British roller speed skating

John Folley wins the 10000 metres World Championship in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1969.  Folley was the last British World Champion but there have been many, many more great skaters before and after him.  This site is dedicated to all those athletes we regard as...


BRITISH SKATING LEGENDS

Please feel free to contact me with your suggestions for inclusion, along with details you feel are relevant to the skater you would like to see acknowledged here.  Additionally, if you want to mail me your own "write up" and photograph of a BRITISH SKATING LEGEND, again feel free to do so and I will do my best to publish it on this website.  Please note, though, that as owner of this site any inclusion is entirely at my discretion, as is the editing of any write up that may be submitted.  Those items submitted and included here may make reference to the person requesting the inclusion unless anonymity is specifically requested.

DVD INTERVIEWS

A series of personal interviews titled BRITISH SKATING LEGENDS are available on DVD.  These are produced free of charge and available to anybody who is interested in seeing what our skating heroes have to say about their time in the sport.


If you are interested, send me your contact details and I shall let you know how you can obtain a copy.


Current availability includes:


JOHN MULLANE - European Champion 1978, 4 x British Champion, British Team 1973 - 1981, 1985


BOB HALFORD - British Team 1948 - 1949, British Team Manager 1969 - 1979


JOHN FOLLEY - World Champion 1969, European Champion 1971, British Team 1967 - 1971


MICK McGEOUGH - European Champion 1978 & 1979, World medallist 1980 & 1981, British Team 1968 - 1982


DANNY KELLY - World Champion 1963, 5 x British Champion, British Team 1958 - 1965


PAT EASON & LEO EASON - (Pat) World medallist 1956 & 1967, European medallist 1967 & 1973, British Team 1954 - 1979  -  (Leo) World Champion 1963, 6 x British Champion, British Team 1956 - 1968


LES WOODLEY - World medallist 1953, 1956 & 1962, 12 x British Champion, British Team 1953 - 1962


DENIS HILL - World medallist 1949, 1951 and 1953, 8 x British Champion, British Team 1949 - 1954


DON BROWN - World medallist 1949, 3 x British Champion, British Team 1949 - 1951


RICKY MAY - World silver & bronze medallist 1965, British Champion 1965, British Team 1960 - 1965


BILL SHARMAN - World silver medallist 1965 and 1969, 2 x British Champion, British Team 1964 - 1969


IAN ASHBY - 3 x British TT Champion, British Team 1983, 87, 94 and 95


GRAHAM STEAD - World bronze medallist 1956, British Champion 1956


PAT BARNETT - World medallist 1965 & 1967, World record breaker 1962, British Team 1960 - 1971


PATRICK FEETHAM - World medallist 1975, 4 x British Champion, British Team 1974 - 1980


PATRICIA KIRKHAM - World record breaker 1952, British Team 1953 - 1954


KATHY SMITH - European bronze medallist 1979, 19 x British Champion, British Team 1967 - 1980


CHLOE RONALDSON - World medallist 1962 & 1965, 39 x British Champion, British Team 1960 - 1979


JIMMY REED - European Champion x 3 1936, 11 x British Champion 

 

 

COMING SOON....

JOHN E. FRY - European Champion 1971, 1978 & 1979, World medallist 1975, British Team 1969 - 1987


ALISON HARTLEY - World bronze medallist 1985, European medallist 1984 - 1987, British Team 1983 - 1987

 

ALSO PLANNED....

 

TOM BARTLETT 

SUTTON ATKINS

TONY MARRIOTT 

JOHN DOWNING

LISA SMITH 

JERRY McGRATH

ASHLEY HARLOW

ROHAN HARLOW

 

....and many, many more!!!!

Please note that any photograph I publish on this site may not necessarily belong to me and is published in the belief that the owner has no objection to it being publicly shown.  No copyright infringement is intended but should anybody take exception to having their photographs on display on this site then please feel free to contact me and I will gladly remove it.