Photo gallery: Leeds skater boys and girls show off their tricks

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For some skater boys and girls, Heaven is a halfpipe.

And for those who haven’t reached those pearly gates yet, perhaps Woodhouse Moor skatepark in Leeds is the destination for you.

PIC: Tony Johnson

PIC: Tony Johnson

The facility, on Hyde Park Road, is free to use and its colourful, graffiti-tastic surfaces attract skaters of all ages and abilities.

On the day of photographer Tony Johnson’s visit, plenty of skaters were there showing off their moves on the skatepark’s quarterpipes, flat banks and platforms under an overcast city sky.

According to The Skateparks Project website: “This is a nice local park and would be good to visit on a sunny day but the layout is not the most original, however the surfaces are smooth and fast which does count to its advantage.”

Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships, the brainchild of Yorkshire-based poet Glyn Watkins. picture Tony Johnson.

Hold on to your hats - hat throwing champs comes to Leeds