The FIRST EVER Hold Tight Riders blog post

Hello. Welcome.

It seems as though you’ve landed yourself onto my blog, which – at the time of writing – is a fairly blank page with some text boxes littered about. I can assure you, however, that by your next visit there will be a generous splooge of rollercoaster on offer. I’ve been threatening to create one of these for some time now, so in the words of Ant and Dec – let’s get ready to rumble.


“Tell us about yourself?”

I like rides.


Yep. Bit of ride geek.

Captured at a young age by the smell of diesel and hotdogs, I was destined to spend a lot of my life at the fun fair. Being brought up with an equally enthusiastic father meant that a maximum amount of pure ride-geekery would unfold.


But the story didn’t end there… (Bonus points to anyone who can tell me where that reference is from!)
Theme parks entered my life pretty big time about six or seven years ago. Kind of.. They have always been an interest of mine, as is proven in many-a-family video documenting days out to Drayton Manor and the like, it’s just that it wasn’t until I was 14 that I decided that I wasn’t a wuss anymore and actually rode my first ‘proper’ coaster – Rock N Rollercoaster in Paris. The main reason for this was of course a good ol’ dose of peer pressure… But all shitting myself aside, I’ve not looked back since.

“What can I expect from your blog, huh?”

Essentially, I realised that I enjoy reading people’s opinions/reviews/general chitchat about this kind of stuff, so I thought I’d give it a go myself.. maybe I can even make you laugh whilst you read it.

Here’s some bullet points, partially to make it easy to see what you can expect, but mainly because everybody loves a good bullet point.

  • Theme Parks
  • Fun Fairs
  • Photos of rides looking all sexy
  • Running out of bullet point ideas, realised it’s best to put them all in one point:


Anyway, my dear reader. It is now 1.50am, and whilst I am glad that we’ve finally begun our blogtastic journey together, I should probably head to bed. I look forward to speaking soon.

Thanks for reading.