UK Independent Vert Series

UK Independent Vert Series

The Home of UK Vert Skateboarding

Welcome to the UK Independent Vert Series

This is the UK Independent Vert Series official website. You’ll find all the details of the year’s competitions, results after each event, news updates and all you need to know about sponsors and prizes.

Keep checking this site and the supporting social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to keep up-to-date with all things going on in the UK vert series.

To read news for past years, check the News Archive.

Mount Hawke Vert Jam 2017

The Mount Hawke Vert Jam went down at the weekend and considering we had lower numbers than usual, it was a wall-to-wall trick fest! It was nice to have a slightly more relaxed schedule due to not needing any qualifiers – we went straight to finals with 8, 7 and 10 riders in A, B and Masters groups respectively.

The competition marks the seventh and final time that Ben “Fresh Air” Liddell will be organising this contest, so watch this space to see who will be taking the reins next year. So, a massive thanks to Ben for keeping the Cornish leg of the series going all this time and enjoy putting your feet up for the next one! Also, thanks to all the people who supported this contest in so many ways including Jake Anderson for getting sponsors together, Elliot Mallinson for filming, Manfred Kutz for surface maintenance, Jon Nixon and Jim Langran for continuing to provide solid judging skills. All the staff at the skatepark were on top form keeping us comfortable and well equipped throughout.

The competition was live-streamed on our Facebook page so you can watch it back here:

Here’s the top 3 results in all groups. Visit the results pages for the full table.

B Group
1. Logan Dell
2. Kieran Waterton
3. Harry While

1. Chris Hudson
2. Richard Styles
3. Mat Marlow

A Group
1. Jesse Thomas
2. Jim Langran
3. Jake Anderson

By | September 4th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Skatepark - Mount Hawke, Skateparks|0 Comments

Summer Shredding!

Top day in the scorching sun! Thanks to all who sacrificed a bit of skate time to help out, and thanks to our sponsors Vans187 Killer padsProTecSCUK and Speedlab Wheels.
Well done to Southsea Skatepark for hosting this event for the second year in a row

Here are the TOP 3s… click here for full results.

1. Lucio Oliveira
2. Dan Baker
3. Noddy Rands

1. Jussi Korhonen
2. Chris Hudson
3. Dave Allen

1. Matty Carlisle
2. Jesse Thomas
3. Jim Langran

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Skatepark - Southsea|0 Comments

Seaside Session results

Well that was rad! The usual levels of gnar were on display and fun was had by all. Thanks to all the (many) people involved in organising and judging. The comps wouldn’t happen without you. Thanks to all the riders and spectators who travelled to Blackpool and made it such an awesome show.

Top Results (click here for full results)


  1. Dan Baker
  2. Logan Dell
  3. Kieran Waterton
  4. more…


  1. Chris Hudson
  2. Paul Atkins
  3. Doug Nelson
  4. more…


  1. Matty Carlisle
  2. Jesse Thomas
  3. Jim Langran
  4. more…
By | May 30th, 2017|Categories: 2017, Results, Skatepark - Ramp City|0 Comments

Seaside Session May Bank Holiday

Blackpool has taken the May Bank Holiday spot this year so it’s oop North to the seaside for another shralp on the Ramp City vert on 28th May. Usual timings apply so be there at 10am for practice or Saturday if you can make it.
There will be camping available at the park, more details to follow.

Seaside Session event page
By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News, Skatepark - Ramp City|0 Comments

2017 gets underway at Adrenaline Alley

In a bit of a shuffle with comp dates, Wheels of Steel started this season off at Adrenaline Alley. The third event under this name was the best yet. 40 riders! And everyone going home with a prize bag.

Full results now available on the 2017 score sheet but here are the podium places.

A Group

  1. Chris Spencer
  2. Matty Carlisle
  3. Jim Langran


  1. Jussi Korhonen
  2. Dave Allen
  3. Christopher Hudson

B Group

  1. Kieran Waterton
  2. Lucio Oliviera
  3. Callum Waterton
By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News, Skatepark - Adrenaline Alley, Skateparks|0 Comments

Round 1 – 2017 – Wheels of Steel

Wheels of Steel III is nearly here, and it’s coming in style. With a massive haul of sponsors backing the comp, now in it’s third year, it promises to deliver the kind of radness we are accustomed to expect from the series.

More info on Wheels of Steel event page.

Along with Vans, Protec and 187 Killer Pads as series sponsors, the following brands have stepped up to support the comp with very generous prize packages.

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News, Skatepark - Adrenaline Alley|0 Comments

The last confirmed date of 2017!

Yes! 7 contests for 2017 – a repeat of the 2016 calendar, just slightly shuffled around.

We’ve now confirmed that the “Steve Bayless Vert Session” at St Neots will be going ahead on Sunday 30th July. This will be run by Joseph Gacon and Sam Curtin with the usual crew around to get in the way and trip over cables.

Click here for more info on the Steve Bayless Vert Session event page, download the event from the vert calendar here or subscribe to the facebook event here.

By | February 12th, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News, Skatepark - Riverside Park|0 Comments

Shop re-opened for 2017

The shop has now re-opened to sell Wheels of Steel t-shirts. Just a small run of 20 t-shirts so far so get in there quick if you fancy one.

We accept credit cards via Stripe or PayPal. You don’t need to be a member of either of these to pay in our shop.

Go to the shop
By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News, Shop|0 Comments

Remember all the dates? Are you joking?

Ok, so it’s a bit of a trauma to try and remember all 6 or 7 competition dates across the year. Well, no more thinking required for your poor little tired brain.

Just click this button and download all the dates into your calendar – BOOM!

Ok, it’s not a trauma, and “boom” is going a bit far, but do it, you’ll feel better.

Add all competition dates to my calendar


  • visit the calendar page and revise it with your eidetic memory
  • wait for your mates to tell you the day before and realise you have to work
  • wonder why the saktepark is empty when we are all in Cornwall
  • watch the live feed in tears when you stumble out of bed at 2pm, 200 miles from the action

 Vert Calendar:

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: 2017, General News|0 Comments

2017 confirmed dates

Here are the dates we have so far for 2017 vert competitions across the UK. These dates are confirmed by each organiser and park but they are always subject to change as the vert calendar fills up with other events such as festivals and other comps, so please keep checking here and our social pages for any changes.

If we stay at 6 comps, scores will be the total of the best 5, if we have 7 (Steve Bayless Vert Session at St Neots is still TBC) then it will be best 6.

  1. Wheels of Steel
    Adrenaline Alley, Corby
    2nd April 2017
  2. Seaside Session
    Ramp City, Blackpool
    28th May 2017
  3. Shut Up & Skate
    Southsea Skatepark, Southsea
    18th June 2017
  4. Steve Bayless Vert Session
    River Road Skatepark, St Neots
    30th July 2017
  5. Mount Hawke Vert Jam
    Mount Hawke Skatepark, Cornwall
    3rd September 2017
  6. Mancunian Meltdown
    Beast Rampz, Manchester
    24th September 2017
  7. Blockless Combat
    Creation Skatepark, Birmingham
    8th October 2017


Click here for results

Series Sponsors

Competition Sponsors

Competition Dates & Venues

Adrenaline Alley, Corby

Sunday 2nd April, 2017
6 Priors Haw Road
Corby, Northamptonshire
NN17 5JG
01536 202049

Event Info

Ramp City, Blackpool

Sunday 28th May, 2017
Cropper Road
01253 699005

Event Info

Southsea Skatepark, Southsea

Sunday 18th June, 2017
Clarence Esplanade

Event Info

River Road Skatepark, St Neots

Sunday 30th July, 2017

Riverside Park
River Road
St Neots
PE19 7SB

Event Info

Mount Hawke, Cornwall

Sunday 3rd September, 2017
Gover Waterworks
01209 890 705

Event Info

Beast Rampz, Manchester

Sunday 24th September, 2017
Beast Rampz Skate Park
Unit 2 Matthews Street
M12 5BB

Event Info

Creation, Birmingham

Sunday 8th October, 2017
582 Moseley Road
B12 9AA
0121 449 8000

Event Info