Who needs Sochi? Olympic hopeful hits Brighton seafront for roller skiing

Who needs Sochi? Olympic hopeful hits Brighton seafront for roller skiing

Who needs Sochi? Olympic hopeful hits Brighton seafront for roller skiing

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A Winter Olympic hopeful braved bad weather to give free lessons in roller-skiing.

British cross-country skier Fern Cates, who is in the British Nordic development squad, wrapped up warm to tutor locals the up-and-coming sport that combines roller-skating with skiing.

Thursday’s session at the Brighton Bandstand challenged riders to keep their balance and gain speed on a set of skis with wheels on.

The sport is used by athletes to train in skiing when they can’t access snow.

The next SkiFIT sessions will be held March 2 and 9 at Preston Park Velodrome car park at 9.15am and 10.45am.

Sessions cost £6 for 12 to-25-year-olds and £12 for over 25s. For more details visit www.roller-skis.com/events/brighton-hove_seafront.

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