King of the hills!
If you're one of the many people who, upon first sight of snow, grabs something plastic and heads for the hills, we want to hear from you. We've all got our top sledging spot, so why not share the knowledge and get some ideas at the same time?
How to have a super sledge!
1) Develop an unhealthy interest in weather forecasts...
2) Wait for those magic words: 'tomorrow, Saturday, your day off, you will wake to find the whole land covered in six inches of snow"
3) Prepare your clothes. You will need: tights / long johns, three pairs of socks, trousers, a vest, a long sleeved top, a jumper, gloves, a wooly hat, a scarf, and waterproofs.
4) Dig out your sledge - it'll be under the blow-up dinghy in dustiest corner of your garage. If you don't have a sledge, gather some plastic bags - these work just as well, though you're more likely to bruise your bum this way!
5) Make a large pot of hearty soup - you'll need this after your sledging session.
6) Get a good night's sleep.
7) Wake up, throw open the curtains, be dazzled, and celebrate the joy of life!
8) Go forth and sledge!
Here in the BBC Radio York office, where the BBC North Yorkshire web team works, there's always a TV switched on - for news and programming purposes you understand. And just before Neighbours, it's the weather forecast...
Now when Paul Hudson comes on and starts talking about great blizzards heading our way, it soon becomes apparent which ones amongst us are keen sledgers - we're the group clustered around the telly, swapping tales of packed snow, great speed, and awesome views.
This year, with several good sledging suggestions between us already, we thought we'd share them with you...
Well, we've given you our suggestions - now it's your turn! Let us know about your top sledging spot - where is it? Is it a well-known place or a well-kept secret? What's so good about it? Any ideas you have for 'alternative sledges' (bags, tea trays, etc) are also welcome!
last updated: 14/12/2007 at 11:00
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