Club trips are now running again with a few COVID related changes. We can’t share cars, meaning circular trips only for the time being, and paddlers must be able to self-rescue by swimming to the side. There’s also a limitation of 5 paddlers per trip or group leader, so with two leaders we can have two groups of 6.
While were taking COVID seriously, we’re still having fun trips!
We run a trip each month for our members’ enjoyment and to allow them to develop their skills on different water. The trips are free to members and are led by coaches and experienced paddlers, who specify the skill level needed for each trip. Trips are usually on the second sunday or weekend of the month so keep this weekend free.
We want our trips to be open to as many members as possible, so if you’re not sure about the paddling skills required, ask a coach to tell you your paddling level and email the trip leader. The trip leader’s email address is on the sign up page.
Boats and equipment can be borrowed at a cost of £5 per day from the equipment officer. The club doesn’t provide transport for trips, so please arrange your own boat transport
and share lifts with other members on the sign up page. If you’re keen on trips and have a car it’s a good idea to get a roof rack – or find someone to give you lifts!
Trips are coordinated by trips officer Matt Greenshields and for questions about individual trips please contact the relevant trip leader by email. Thank you to the trip leaders for giving their time for club members.
PLEASE SIGN UP FOR TRIPS A WEEK IN ADVANCE TO GIVE THE TRIP LEADERS TIME TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS – THANK YOU!
October 11th – River Cam through Cambridge – sign up
Simon Pettifer and Matt Greenshields will lead this trip on the sedate river Cam through the centre of Cambridge with its famous colleges and bridges. Bring a picnic. Expected finish time 3pm. Suitable for those who can paddle 5 miles and rescue themselves by swimming to the side. Maximum 10 paddlers plus leaders.
Matt Greenshields will lead this trip through picturesque Surrey stockbroker belt. Bring a picnic. Expected finish time 4pm. Suitable for those who can paddle 12 miles and rescue themselves by swimming to the side. Maximum 10 paddlers plus leaders.