VANS Shop Riot 2011

Yesterday the annual VANS “Shop Riot” returned for 2011, this time moving back over to Ramp City, Blackpool for a day of skating, waffles and catching up with old friends.

Each and every skate shop in the country is invited to get a four man team together to do battle with representatives from other retail outlets from across the UK.

Manchester’s The Black Sheep took home the first place title for the second time in three years, earning themselves a place at the European finals as well as a nice amount of cash to split up between riders Eddie Belvedere, Rob Smith, Olly Tyreman and Nick Stansfield.

Huge congratulations to our very own ROUTE ONE Skate Team who placed a very respectable second place thanks to some on-form runs from Benson, Avid, Manhead & Doug.

Coming in third spot were last years winners Bristol’s Fifty Fifty.

As always our ever-present team manager Alex was on hand to document what went down so check out the hot-off-the-press edit below: