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Cross country skiing and roller skiing

Skiing in London?  Yes!  Join our community of cross country skiing enthusiasts based in and around the Capital.  Find out about the benefits of joining LRNSC and more about this Club

Join and learn to roller ski - it's great for fitness and fun, plus it's the best way to prepare for cross country skiing.  There are sessions for children as well as tasters, courses and training/practice sessions for adults. We also organise the London series of roller ski races.  And you can cross country ski with us.

Scroll down to read our latest news.



New - The London Region Challenge Cup roller ski races

Marwe 610 skating skisNew for the autumn - The London Region Challenge Cup - 3 roller ski skate races on matched skis. LRNSC is organising this with equipment from The Roller Ski Co.

The races start in September and there will be an overall trophy for the events in each age category. Based on existing LRNSC races, the Club will handle all the organisation and the Roller Ski Co will supply Marwe 610A skis which will be kept exclusively for racing.

Race entry will open later this month. Read more ...


LRNSC photos from Sunday's SUP session

Check out the photos from the Club's SUP session at Paddington Basin.  Thanks to Jeremy Price for organising.  Despite some initial wobbles [and swims] everyone enjoyed a standing tour beyond Little Venice, negotiating boats, revellers, geese, swans & seasonal duckweed!


GB Roller Ski Race Series - latest standings

Photo: A SoderbackSee the standings after the first four races in the Series - Holly Rees-Lay and Martin Watkins currently top the Senior categories, with Beth Ireland, Jasmine Uth, Titus Clark and Logan Duncan leading their respective Junior categories - well done to everyone!


Announcing The Barnaby Norman Memorial Race

Barnaby Norman, on back row 2nd from left, pictured with members of BNDSThis new roller ski event for under 20 year olds is being developed in memory of a former regional BNDS skier, Barnaby Norman, who died tragically in 2018 as a result of a short illness following a chest infection at the age of 19.
It will take place on Sunday 4 November and is being organised by BNDS [British Nordic Development Squad] in conjunction with LRNSC [London Region Nordic Ski Club] and The Roller Ski Co with the support of the Norman family.  It will be open to all roller skiers under 20 years old.  Read more ...



Results of the LRNSC 1hr/30min FT race 7/7/18

Not only was the thermometer hovering around 30C but England was about to play Sweden in the World Cup, so a big round of applause to all the racers.  Congratulations go to the winners of the different classes: 

  • Senior men:  Szymon Orlowski [LRNSC], Iain Ballentine [Hyde Park] & Martin Watkins [Wessex]
  • Senior women: Fern Cates, Holly Rees-Lay & Nicole Lunstead [all Hyde Park]
  • Masters: Martin Watkins [Wessex] & Amanda Richardson [Hyde Park]
  • Junior categories:  Beth Ireland [LRNSC], Rebecca Dargie [Cairngorm] & Tristan Marshall [Hyde Park] 

See the full results and lap times, plus photos.  Thanks go to everyone who supported the race.


Club SUP session 5 August - book your place by 5 July

Stand-up paddleboarding is another sport that delivers a full body workout and complements nordic skiing.  There's a special private session for Club members in Paddington Basin that will include tuition and a guided tour of Paddington Basin, Little Venice and the Grand Union Canal.  See more details about this LRNSC event

There are still some places available and you need to book by 5 July.  See you on the water!


Roller ski race results - 24/6 10.5 & 4.5km classic races

See the results and lap times [more photos to follow].

Well done to everyone who raced on this warm Sunday!


2018 GB roller ski series - calendar and results

This year LRNSC is hosting the calendar and results for the GB roller ski series of races, as well as running three of the races :-)


Sunday 10/6 - Roller ski the Cambridge Busway with us

On Sunday 10th June a Club group will be roller skiing along the Cambridge Busway - find out more and join us on this lovely roller ski tour with a choice of distances.

Great day - see the photos.


Results & photos from 15k & 7.5k FT roller ski races

Results and photos are now available from the first LRNSC roller ski race of the season.  Congratulations to the winners and everyone who took part and supported the race.

The next race takes place on Sunday 24 June and is a 10.5k/4.5k in classic style - enter here.

If you fancy racing in Scotland Huntly Nordic Ski Club has sent us details of Scottish races.