Here is the SOBA membership form for 2010. Membership not only means becoming part of an amazing club, but also includes other great benefits, such as racing as part of Team SOBA, wearing the SOBA kit, joining in the socialising and other fun events, not forgetting our exclusive SOBA Wednesday’s with riding for members only!
This year is going to be another fantastic SOBA year, so if you haven’t done so already, (you can Download the Form Here!),then simply complete it and bring it along to Haredown and become one of the TEAM!
Why Join SOBA?
In joining SOBA you instantly become a part of a wide range of mountainboarders, of all sizes, ages, and abilities. You receive a newsletter/ welcome letter giving you all the information you need for the year. This includes important boarding dates for your calendar, as well as your membership card and also information on the perks and major discounts of SOBA. Some of the dates planned for this seasons SOBA riders include ramp and rail sessions, the infamous SOBA fun weekend, and much more has been planned. The small fees for joining SOBA are as followed:
- Under 16’s: £8
- Over 16’s: £12
- Family Membershil (2 Under 16′s & 2 Over 16′s)
Once joined you can instantly start reaping in the benefits from becoming a SOBA member with major riding discounts at Haredown, along with discounts with some retailers. To join SOBA you can pick up a form from Haredown, or alternatively if you see any of us riding just ask and we can sort something out.
What you “get” when you join SOBA –
- Membership Card
- Cheaper Riding at Haredown
- Discount on goods purchased from Haredown (and Boardology)
- Lots of bruises
- And a great time…
Riding - Once you have joined SOBA, a major perk is our SOBA Wednesday sessions at Haredown. On a Wednesday you can ride from 5.30 – 8.30 ish with tractor lifts to the top of the hill at only £5 for the evening. During these evenings we ride all we like. Sometimes we may also work on the tracks at Haredown and do the odd bit of perfecting, but this is completely voluntary. Plans are also being thought of for some free ride evenings off in the woods, but this still is to be confirmed.
The SOBA network is full of helpful and out going people who are always happy to try and help with your problems and queries. We meet up once a fortnight for organised evenings but many of us board together other nights/days as well. New members are always welcome and invited to any event we are holding. Just come and talk to us, we don’t bite…much.
Supporting the National Comps - The English National Mountain Boarding Competitions are held every year by ATBA-UK. They take place all over England at many different centers. They are broken down into 5 different rounds and each round includes one day of boarder-x racing and one day a freestyle competition, sometimes this can become slope style (see riding types for information on these events). The ATBA-UK is a non-profit making organisation that is growing every year in the increase in popularity of the beautiful sport that is mountain boarding. It is there to provide the recognized forum to represent and promote mountain boarding in the UK. It does this by putting our interests (the riders interests) first, it promotes safety within the sport, it helps sanction events, in some places provides training and also it communicates their actions and decisions to its members and also sources funding for all the above. It is a large part of the boarding community and holds these competitions incredibly well, supporting all riders and competitors, as well as organising it all.