John Cattle

John Cattle is well-known across the globe as a legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder.

He founded Wight Trash Skateboards in 2004 and now has a popular online shop, bricks and mortar shop in Ryde, a skateboarding team that competes in competitions around the country and skateboarding lessons through his skateclub.

Below are some of the articles featuring John Cattle.

Isle of Wight council show their support for the skateboarding community

Skate Safe leaflet cover

The number of children, young people (and not so young!) who are taking up skateboarding on the Island is growing.

Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 8:35am

By IW Council Press Office

£55k grant from Biffa to ‘Wrap up the skateboarding barn’

Before work starts at st marks barn

The Barn which houses John Cattle's Skateclub, also welcomes birthday parties, Morris Dancers and groups for children and the elderly to meet in a warm, comfortable environment to enjoy activities, conversation and fellowship.

Friday, 30th August, 2019 5:40pm

By Ed Hopper

East Cowes councillor apologises for getting it wrong over Wight Trash branding (updated)

Karl Love

Cllr Love said it was never his intention to "cause harm to young people or our community which I deeply care for and work for the better good".

Thursday, 6th June, 2019 8:18am

By Sally Perry with 10 readers' comments

Town councillors effectively block free skateboarding for kids, objecting to Wight Trash branding (updated)

wight trash kids at skateclub

Two councillors in East Cowes have effectively now blocked free skateboarding sessions for kids as they say they don't like the 15-year old Wight Trash name. It's never been an issue in previous years.

Wednesday, 5th June, 2019 12:32pm

By Sally Perry with 17 readers' comments

Isle of Wight skateboarding legend latest to feature in Isle Create series

john cattle

Up next in the Isle Create series of short documentaries highlighting the Island's creativity is John Cattle from Wight Trash Skateboards.

Friday, 24th May, 2019 9:16am

By Sally Perry

8-year-old Isle of Wight skateboarder breaks leg in five places – Even before op she’s looking up new tricks

martha wight trash skateboarder with leg broken in five places cropped

Martha's response to breaking her leg in five places whilst attempting a 360? What competitions am I missing and when I get back on the board what tricks can I learn?

Thursday, 4th April, 2019 8:19pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight skateboarding brand Wight Trash 15 years old and still going strong

john cattle with martha and bam margera

Legendary Isle of Wight skateboarder, John Cattle, founded Wight Trash back in 2004. 15 years on and the brand is known around the world, he's running skate session five days a week and will be celebrating five years of having a shop in Ryde this summer.

Monday, 1st April, 2019 8:29pm

By Sally Perry

Pub Quiz for John Cattle’s Skate club

bart simpson on a skateboard with a smartphone

Gather your friends and head to Wootton on Friday night for the Pub Quiz which sees all money raised going towards new equipment for the skate club.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 5:51pm

By Sally Perry

Free skateboarding sessions thanks to Newport and Carisbrooke Parish Council

john cattles skateclub poster

12 to 16-year-olds in Newport won't be able to say they've got nothing to do this half term, as John Cattle's Skate Club offer a range of free skateboarding sessions, supported by the parish council.

Friday, 8th February, 2019 2:22pm

By Sally Perry

2019 could see the first modern concrete skatepark for the Isle of Wight

ventnor skatepark - gravity skatepark design

This year could be the one that sees a permanent concrete skatepark built on Ventnor's seafront. Who knows, with skateboarding now added to the 2020 Olympics, an Isle of Wight concrete skatepark could be the making of future Olympians.

Thursday, 3rd January, 2019 6:22pm

By Sally Perry

Watch: Lauran Hibberd’s latest music video features Isle of Wight skateboarding stars

lauran hibberd and martha

The track was recorded in a former water tower on Queen Victoria's estate on the Isle of Wight and the music video recorded at John Cattle's Skateclub. We love it!

Friday, 26th October, 2018 6:37pm

By Sally Perry

Skateboarding legend to conquer fear of heights for sponsored skydive

skydive by celineo

Every pound donated will make a difference and help towards the goal of getting an awesome concrete skatepark built in Ventnor by Spring 2019.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 9:42am

By Sally Perry