To support the launch of the new Tony Hawk: SHRED video game, the crew over at Frank PR have actually unearthed Britain’s oldest skateboarder, 70 year old Alfred Simmons. The images below were taken at the skatepark in South London, one of the many skateparks Alfred visits to keep fit and show the kids a trick or two. Truly the grand-daddy of skateboarding, Alfred still enjoys the four wheeled extreme sport which he took up over 30 years ago as a way of keeping fit and agile: “Now I’m retired I can do the things I enjoy. Some of my friends and family think I’m a little crazy doing what they think is an extreme sport, but I’d rather be pulling off an ollie than sitting at home watching tv”.
Tony Hawk: Shred was released on the 29th October on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii and you can win one, complete with balance board simply by telling us:
What console do you have?
You can either use the poll on the SkaterGirl website and leave your name in the comments section, or you can simply leave a comment below the video game picture in our facebook photo album.