Sunday – Canal Kayak Beginners Session

Total cost £20  for 3 hours includes: coaching, boat, paddle & lifejacket – £10 non refundable deposit at time of booking remaining £10 cash on the day

Session will cover basic paddling skills  along the canal. Dress prepared to get wet….  Rash vest/wetsuit/ideally man-made fibres that don’t hold water, footwear – wetsuit boots or old trainers you don’t mind getting wet. Changing and showering facilities are available if required.

Edge Full members no payment required but contact me via FB to book a place DO NOT RSVP on Meetup.

Nearest tube Boston Manor, nearest train station Brentford from both catch E8 bus exit commerce road/Brentford lock stop https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/e8/

Parking is no longer available on site, parking on Commercial road possible on availability basis

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Wednesday Evening Paddle & Pints – Beginner Friendly.

Total Session price is £15. Pay using the Paypal facility below (if you have any problems paying because you’re using a mobile device, then message me).

Meet promptly at Kew Bridge for 6-30 pm. This is a beginner friendly session which finishes about 8:30 p.m. followed by optional riverside drink. 

In the boat wear sporty clothing that will dry easily if splashed (i.e. no jeans). 
Bring a towel and a change of clothes incase you get soggy.

Nearest train is Kew Bridge. Nearest tube is Gunnersbury. Bicycles can be left in the boat arches. Allow for heavy traffic if coming by car or bus. 
The boat arches are on the northern back of the Thames, under Kew Bridge. If you have any last minute problems call me on 07900 895 237.

See you there, Peter

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UKCC BCU 2 Star training course & assessment

Participants should hold a BCU 1 Star or be of similar standard in both open canoe & kayak

Successful performance at this 2 Star level indicates that the paddler can use fundamental paddlesport skills on flat water to control movement of both canoes and kayaks, and have an understanding of how the paddle, boat, and water interact.

Technical Syllabus:

Personal Paddling Skills – Lifting, carrying and launching, efficient forward paddling, steering, manoeuvring in a confined space, moving sideways, preventing a capsize, turning, returning to the bank and getting out, securing

Rescue Skills – Capsize, swim and self-rescue, rescue a capsized paddlerSafety, Leadership & Group Skills – Personal risk management, awareness of others, an assessed accompanied sheltered water journey

Theory – Equipment, safety, wellbeing, health and first aid, access, environment, planning

https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/course-providers-information/2-star-award/

Dress prepared to get wet….  Rash vest/wetsuit/ideally man-made fibres that don’t hold water, footwear – wetsuit boots or old trainers you don’t mind getting wet. Changing and showering facilities are available if required.

Nearest tube Boston Manor, nearest train station Brentford from both catch E8 bus exit commerce road/Brentford lock stop https://tfl.gov.uk/bus/route/e8/

Parking is no longer available on site, parking on Commercial road possible on availability basis

Total cost £75 – £50 non refundable deposit at time of booking

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Paddle & Pints – Beginner Friendly Thames Kayaking

Total Price for trip is £25, the £10 online payment is the Deposit, pay £15 cash on arrival.

From Kew Bridge we shall paddle up the Thames, past Kew Gardens and Syon Park, to Richmond, take a refreshment break and then back to Kew Bridge again by approx 4:30 p.m. followed by optional riverside drink. 
In the boat wear sporty clothing that will dry easily if splashed (i.e. no jeans). Also a baseball cap or similar is useful if sunny. 
Bring a towel and a change of clothes incase you get soggy.

Nearest train is Kew Bridge. Nearest tube is Gunnersbury. Bicycles can be left in the boat arches. Allow for heavy traffic if coming by car or bus. 
The boat arches are on the northern back of the Thames, under Kew Bridge. If you have any last minute problems call me on 07900 895 237.

See you there, Peter

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