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About Us



About Us

 

Thanks for visiting our skate shop. Loco is made up of a team of passionate professionals who love to rollerblade. We have a physical shop in Eastbourne, Sussex; near Brighton, on the sunny south coast of England where we do in-store fittings, run the website and drink a whole lot of tea. We have one of the most comprehensive range of skates in the world (made up of aggressive, inline skates & roller skates) and we specialise in worldwide delivery. We are recognised internationally as 'Blade shop of the year' [ONE magazine 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018] and 'Best Shop' [BeMag awards 2018].


Loco Crew, 2017


Loco was founded by skater Jake Eley who continues to run the shop and website today alongside the rest of the small onsite team; Gaston, Harry, Max and Joe. Jake is best known for his committed involvement in the organisation of UK rollerblading events, for his exposure endorsing K2 skates in the early ‘00’s, his accolade of British Inline Champion in 2002, his creation of the Go Project brand and more recently his appearances on the Loco Youtube channel.



Jake - 360 Gap
 

The LocoSkates idea arose in early 2004 and we opened our first shop in December of the same year. Proudly flying the Skater-Run flag; we ran some really dodgy magazine adverts and stocked some even dodgier clothing.

 Loco - 10 Station Parade, 2011

In 2012 we moved 5 doors up the street to a larger shop but we were soon tripping over boxes and needed offsite storage. In 2017 we initiated 'Operation Get Legit'. We moved to a warehouse property (still in Eastbourne), built a spacious shopfloor area to continue to accommodate our walk-in customers (who travel from miles away, thanks!) and started work on the modernisation of our website and stock system.

Locoskates 2016
Loco - 15 Station Parade 2016



Loco - Redward Business Park, 2018


Loco - Redward Business Park, 2018


We completed Get Legit in early 2019. We now work with the best systems in our industry which allow us to provide a truly unmatched international online shopping service.

 
Loco has been a popular resource for the core rollerblading scene due to our grasp on what’s current in rollerblading and pedantic product knowledge whilst  being popular amongst those who are new to the sport for our competitive prices, easy to use web-interface and straight-to-the-point advice. We hope that we're recognised as being heavily involved in event sponsorship, tours, contests, media, skater endorsement, product manufacturing and generally setting the standard for being the most pro-active skate shop in the UK.
 
Thanks to everyone who supported from beginning to current day. xx
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