UK Slackline competition comes to Skegness beach

SKEGNESS beach will host the East Coast UK Slacklining Championships on Saturday, August 18, when local residents and visitors will get the chance to take part in this exciting sport.

Competitors are expected to travel from across the country to take part in the first UK Slackline competition that offers a cash prize to the winner.

Slacklining is the art of balancing on a flat line of webbing tensioned between two anchor points. The nature of the webbing and its tension means that, unlike a tightrope, the Slackline is stretchy and bouncy, like a trampoline.

Throughout the day, there will be competitions for both beginners and professionals and there will also be smaller competitions for everyone to take part in.

People can watch the competition for free and there will be Tri Slacklining workshops giving everyone the chance to get involved.

Portfolio holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “Slacklining is one of the UK’s fast growing sports of the moment and we are delighted to welcome this event to East Lindsey as another exciting addition to the visitor offer.

“As a council we’re working hard to introduce new sports into the area and this event will not only bring new people to Skegness but give local people the chance to take part and have fun.”

For more information on Slacklining please visit www.trislacklining.com.