Pro skater Lucien Clarke is sponsored by some of the biggest names in the game including Palace Skateboards, Stella Supply Co., Slam City Skates and Autobahn Wheels. Early parts include one in Ian Passmore’s Hello Coco (2004), as well as appearances in the first Square video No Place Like Home from 2005, edited by Sebastien Raban and Benoit Copin, and in the DVS films Summer Bailout Package and Dudes Dudes Dudes from 2008.
In 2010, he got us all excited with his part in Chris Mulhern’s independently-released This Time Tomorrow, and in the same year he spent the day riding around London with Sidewalk, for the magazine’s ‘Through The Eyes Of…’ feature. More recently, he had a shared part with old buddy Steph Morgan in Slam City Skate’s first full-length video City of Rats – the pair’s differing yet complementary styles made for great viewing.
Lucien was born in Jamaica and lived in New York City for six years before moving to London when he was 11. He had never skated before moving to the UK’s capital but was inspired after seeing skaters in action at the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park, and over the next 15 years, he developed into perhaps the best British skateboarder since Benny Fairfax.
An integral member of Supra’s premier skate team, Lucien joined the ranks of KR3W’s European team in early 2013 and spent much of the year on an extended European tour with his new teammates. Notable for his laid-back American skate style, Lucien remains chilled out and down-to-earth, despite all his recent success.