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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 and for adults, tasters as well as courses for beginners and improvers - . Plus we organise the London series of roller ski races.  And you can cross country ski with us.

Scroll down to read our latest news.



Awesome result in Nordenskioldsloppet

Congratulations go to Club member Gerard Evans for an awesome 112th place in the 220km Nordenskioldsloppet, the world's longest and toughest classical cross country ski race that takes place in Arctic Sweden. 

Get a flavour of race from the video on Facebook.


Book a roller ski taster session

In 2017 we're offering roller ski taster sessions which will introduce you to the sport and enable you to experience roller skiing.  The 1.5 hour sessions will take place at Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in west London on:

  • 23 April, 21 May, 03 September all from 1300-1430 
  • 05 November from 1000-1130

Cost: £10.00 for adults and £5.00 for juniors [under 18] including equipment hire.

Book your place online now!



2017 Club programme

If you'd like an overview of all our 2017 activities please go to the overview of our 2017 programme and if you'd like to know when more detailed information is available, please sign up for our email updates.


The London Region Classic 1/10/16 - results & photos

With thanks to Swenor for generously providing the matched roller skis for the senior race.  Click for the results, lap times and link to images on Flickr.

Jordan Andrews and Charlie Harrigan took an early lead winning first and second places with Gergely Somogyi in third place in the senior men's race.  Beata Nowok, Holly Rees-Lay, and Amanda Richardson took the first three places in the women's race whilst Tristan Marshall, Helen Gronski and Lily Sierkowski won their respective junior categories.  See the full race report.

Well done to everyone who raced and a big thank you to all who answered our call for volunteers and came to help make the race a success.

The next LRNSC roller ski race is the 4 hour event on 29 October - ski as far as you can in four hours in any technique - enter online now.


Be a better skier - book your roller ski course now

Our next roller ski courses begin in September and there are courses for all levels - from a taster for those who've never skied before, learn to ski for beginners, level 2 fundamentals for novices and level 3 for improvers who particularly want to work on their skating.  You can book any course online now.

Roller skiing is the best preparation for cross country skiing, it gives you a great workout and helps develop those ski specific muscles that will help you make the most of your time on snow.  We're also running roller ski races during the autumn so these are an extra opportunity to feed your competitive spirit or to give yourself a challenge while you clock up the skiing miles.


Two extra events added to Club programme

To keep up the roller ski momentum through the summer join other LRNSC members for two extra events - the South Coast Roll on Sunday 21 August and roller skiing or cycling the Cambridge Busway on Sunday 11 September.  Both are great opportunities to keep up the summer training or to just enjoy a day's roller skiing [or cycling on the Busway] through the countryside.


Cross country ski trip - Cogne & Marcia Gran Paradiso - full info now available

Full details are now available of the Club's cross country skiing trip and optional racing in the Marcia Gran Paradiso are now available.  This trip to Italy for LRNSC members offers fantastic skiing and the chance to gain Euroloppet stamp.

Complete & submit the online booking form to secure your place now!


Roller ski race results - LRNSC 1 hour FT race

You'll find links to the results and lap times on this page.  Congratulations to Hamish Wolfe, Flic Bertram, Andrew Bessarab and Beth Ireland who won the senior male and femle, junior male and female categories.  Well done to all the racers who braved the warm weather and thanks to Gerard Evans the race organiser and everyone else who supported the event.


Extra places available - 1 hour FT roller ski race on 16 July

If you missed getting your entry in last week the good news is that we've borrowed some extra transponders so more places are now available.  Go to our race entry page and sign up now - it will close at 2200 on Friday 15 July and there will be no entry on the day.


Roller ski race results - LRNSC team sprints

Click for the results and lap times for today's team sprints. 

Well done to the winners of their respective categories and thanks to everyone for supporting the event.