Skateboard shop opens in Stroud

Stroud News and Journal: Pete Blythe (centre) juggles outside his new shop Ripcord Stroud on Stroud High Street, pictured with Toni Wootten (right) and Kai Gwynn (4484540) Pete Blythe (centre) juggles outside his new shop Ripcord Stroud on Stroud High Street, pictured with Toni Wootten (right) and Kai Gwynn (4484540)

DOZENS of shoppers rolled out to the opening of a new skateboard shop in Stroud.

Ripcord Stroud, which opened last month, sells a range of skateboards, scooters, helmets and circus items such as unicycles and juggling equipment.

It hosted an official launch day on Saturday, March 8, with jugglers in the High Street and special offers in the shop.

Owner Pete Blythe, who also owns Cornflower and Calico, said: "I feel that Ripcord Stroud will be a great asset to Stroud’s already diverse and independent High Street."

Ripcord Stroud also sells a range of birthday cards and gifts.

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