In May 2015, myself and one of my bestest buddies, Emily Pitts roller-skated across the Netherlands.
As far as we are aware, nobody has done this or attempted this before. I have no idea where this concept came from, I think we were just chatting about giving something a go that we hadn't done before and this came from nowhere. We are both of the mindset that if you put your heart into something, then you can achieve anything you desire. Between us we had no experience of skating, or of the Netherlands, but this just made it all the more exciting!
And now we have done it, and on a real budget too. It goes to show that you really can achieve anything you want to, if you really put your mind to it!!!
We were lucky enough to be supported by Shiner Distribution who put together a collection of skates and safety gear for us to use throughout our trip. Thank you so much to them, what a massive help!
Check out these videos to see how my skating has improved from zero skill (February) to being able to move around (April).