Wight Trash

Wight Trash is an Isle of Wight skateboard company. Run by the legendary John Cattle, the company has a flagship shop in Ryde High Street, as well as an online shop.

JC also runs the John Cattle Skate Club all year round for all ages, from micro-shredders to those with access to a free bus pass.

Below are some of the articles mentioning Wight Trash.

Wight Trash adapt Matt Hancock’s slogan to ‘Where the Isle of Wight rolls, Britain follows’ for new T-shirts

rolls wight trash t-shirt - matt hancock slogan

Matt Hancock may have said Where the Isle of Wight goes, Britain follows, but IW skateboarding brand prefer this version. Pre-order yours today and a percentage goes to a new charity set-up to help local community groups

Friday, 8th May, 2020 2:49pm

By Sally Perry with 7 readers' comments

Free maze puzzles from Wight Trash drawn by World Record holder

wight trash maze

The two maze puzzles were drawn by a world record holder and are free to download. The perfect activity for a rainy day

Friday, 17th April, 2020 12:23pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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

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

Eight-year-old skateboarder’s speech about concrete skatepark dubbed ‘illuminating and inspirational’ by Mayor

martha reading her speech

The eight-year-old skateboarder's speech on the benefits of a concrete skatepark was dubbed by the Mayor of the town council as "very illuminating and inspirational". Watch here.

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 6:18pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

74 Isle of Wight athletes, from eight to 80, now part of Council’s Talented Athlete Scheme

Talented athletes

From an eight year-old skateboarder to an 80-year-old athlete, 75 gifted sportspeople are being supported by the Talented Athlete Scheme this year.

Thursday, 11th April, 2019 5:18pm

By IW Council Press Office

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

Isle of Wight scooterist lands deal with Halfords for his latest products

Blake Extreme Island

When Blake Nash was riding scooters at the skate park during his school years, he says he was mocked by others. A few years later and he has a growing scooter business with nationwide chain, Halfords, being the latest stockist of his products. He says that when things get tough, "you’ve just got keep going".

Sunday, 27th January, 2019 5:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

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