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Bookings now been taken for the Lee Valley Club Paddle!

Books are now been taken for the Lee Valley Club trip. Make sure you are signed into the website before making your booking! Check out the "whats on" pages and find the Lee Valley event on the 29th September! Please indicate if you need to borrow any club kit and what...

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Additional Help Needed At The Pool

The Monday night pool sessions are becoming more popular with our growing youth membership.  This means that the 8pm to 9pm session has a large number of youth members paddling and using the swimming lane. We are asking club members to help out with a 'Green shirt'...

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Monday Night Youth Session Update

As you probably noticed it’s been really busy in the Monday night youth session so we’re going to change our approach slightly for the next few weeks up to the school holidays when we traditionally have a lull in numbers.  This is to try to make it fairer for everyone...

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Safety Advisory: Defective Throwlines

A product warning has been issued by The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) into defective throwlines supplied by Riber Products Ltd. It has been found that a number of throwlines have been made in sections where the polypropylene rope has been fused...

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Friday Night Chipstead Paddle – 22nd June

NON-MEMBERS - you must let us know if you are coming so we can organise enough - please email treasurer@bromleycanoeclub.org.uk.  Don't forget, Friday night is Chipstead Lake paddling night for opens and kayaks. Meet at 6pm and get out on the water for a relaxing...

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Well done to the LYG Team!!

Well done to all those who took part in the London Youth Games last weekend.  We came 4th in the Sprint and 11th in the Slalom.  And a big thanks to the coaches and parents for getting everyone there and organised!! Top effort everyone 🙂

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Good Luck To The LYG Team!

This Saturday, the London Youth Game Sprint and Slalom team are competing at the Royal Victoria Docks. Good luck to all the youth members taking part and the volunteers who are supporting the team! Results to follow!

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Thanks to the Chipstead Team

A massive thank you goes to the team who took part in the paddling taster sessions at Chipstead Sailing Club today. With a massive 28 degrees of sunshine and over 100 people on the water in just over two hours, the day was a great success! We hope to see as many new...

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Taster Sessions Taking Place At Chipstead Sailing Club

On Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, the club is offering new participants the chance to try canoeing and kayaking at Chipstead Sailing Club. Sessions are running between 12:00 and 2:00pm with everyone welcome to try paddle sports and experience what BCC has to offer! Club...

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Friday night Chipstead Paddles Dates

The dates for the Friday night Chipstead Lake paddling sessions have been released.  All club members are encouraged to come down to Chipstead Lake and enjoy a Friday evening paddle and enjoy the end of the working week. Coaches are also encouraged to volunteer their...

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Medway Cleanup – 29/04

Meet 10.00 at Hartlake Bridge, Tonbridge. We as a club are clearing from there down toward Yalding. The organiser, Andy Garlick has provided us with large onion sacks for the rubbish, which will be collected by the Environment Agency at Yalding. I will bring...

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Easter Monday

Please note, there is no pool session due to the Bank Holiday Monday (2nd April 2018). We will return to the pool on Monday 9th April! See you then!

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Exe & Barle Images

Our latest trip to the Exe & Barle was a little on the brrr side, check out some of the photos on the link below. If you went on the trip and have more photos please let Rob know and he'll upload them. Exe & Barle 03 2018...

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Pool Closed Tonight

West Wickham Leisure Centre have just informed us that, because of technical issues, the pool is closed. As a consequently there will be no pool session this evening. We will advise later in the week should this not be a one-off closure and of any further developments...

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AGM – Update

Thank you to everyone who attended the AGM on Saturday 24th February. A massive thanks goes to everyone who prepared the food and all the arrangements for the night. Minutes to be available soon!

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Exe and Barle White Water Weekend Trip

The Exe and Barle trip is now open for booking. A trip to a favourite venue with special encouragement to our younger members and those new to moving water. Grade 2 suitable for those new to whitewater, but not new to paddling (as always dependant on water conditions...

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Annual General Meeting – 24th Feb 2018

24 February, 2018 @ 18:30 - 23:00 Updated - Bring all your old kit, boats, equipment for the AGM bring and buy sale.  Also, don't forget to bring a bottle(s) for the social side of the AGM! The General Committee of Bromley Canoe Club would like to invite all club...

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New Pool Rota Duties Are On DutyMan

Look out for your duty allocation from DutyMan. New duties for the next six months have been sent out. Please remember to 'confirm' yout duty if you can attend.  It makes life much easier when we everyone knows the pool duties are confirmed. If you cannot make your...

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Yellow Shirt Training Session

A massive thank you to all the club members who took part in the Yellow Shirt Training session on Monday 29th January. We now have a strong team of members ready to support the pool sessions on a Monday night. Please look out for your Duty Man email with the dates of...

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Chipstead Evening Paddle – Friday 25th August

25/08/2017 - 18:00-21:00A gentle paddle on Chipstead Lake. Very relaxed!We will generally go to the Bricklayers Arms Pub after for dinner or snack.• Please let the organiser know if you are going to the lake• If you require any equipment please let the organiser know...

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London Youth Games Results 2017

Bromley Canoe Club send their congratulations and many thanks to all participant, parents and supporters for their input to this years games and the outstanding results that have been achieved. The Results are: Kayak Slalom ;- 5th - Junior (m) - Josh Lyddon 9th -...

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Foundation Safety & Rescue Course

16th, 23rd & 30th June We are glad to announce that club Members Nick and Craig are able to offer club members the British Canoeing Foundation Safety and Rescue Training course. This course will be run at chipstead lake over three Friday evenings 16th, 23rd & 30th...

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Extra Chipstead Paddle

Friday 26th May Who else fancies a paddle at Chipstead Lake this Friday (26th) evening? An extra Chipstead Lake paddle this Friday has been organised, same time, place & cost. Please let Tony/Bridget/Rob know if you need any equipment. See you on the water. Click here...

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Overnight Medway Expedition

24th - 25th June 2017 Meeting at Tonbridge at the start of the Medway Canoe Trail, we will have a leisurely paddle down to Yalding, where we will camp the night with a BBQ in the evening. Sunday we will continue our journey down to Allington Lock, the end of the...

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B’s Birthday Bimble

Sunday 26th February Meet at 10.30 at Hartlake Road, Tonbridge TN11 Short leisurely trip down the Medway River from Hartlake Bridge down to Yalding which will include three shoots. Helmets required. Meet at Den at 9am for kit and car share. Please let me know if you...

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North Yorkshire Trip 

3rd – 5th March 2017 Whitewater Intermediate Grade 3/4 Whitewater Rivers: Rivers to be determined on the weekend, subject to weather conditions. Possible rivers are the: Kent Lune Clough Ribble Tees (if desperate for water) (As always suitability is dependent on water...

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New Year’s Paddle

Monday 2nd January Not Quite, New Year’s Day Paddle Flat Water Paddle River: River Wey, GUILDFORD. Meeting Points (Equipment Collection or Get-In): We will be meeting at Sparrows Den at 09.30 or at the Row Barge Inn in Guildford at 11:00 – postcode GU1 1LW. This pub...

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Christmas Party 2016

Saturday 10th December The committee are please to announce the long awaited details of our 2016 Christmas Party, As a change to our normal Christmas dinner on our December trip we have decided to hold a family friendly Christmas party at Chipstead Sailing Club. Our...

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Lake District Weekend Trip

3rd - 4th December This is our annual December/Christmas trip, bad jokes expected and silly jumpers are a probability. Unlike our normal Christmas trip we will NOT be having Christmas Dinner on the Saturday night, as we have a separate Christmas event planned at...

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Exe & Barle Trip Report

22nd - 23rd of October A small group of paddlers set off to Exmoor for the weekend knowing that there was not much water and no rain expected. Water levels were the lowest we had seen them for a long time, but that did not put a damper on the weekend. Most people...

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BCU Level 2 Coach

Bromley Canoe Club have a new Level 2 coach..... Congratulations to Nikki King on passing her BCU UKCC Level 2 coaching course. Looking forward to seeing you in action.

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Malcolm Mathews

It is with much sadness we heard that Malcolm lost his battle with cancer on Wednesday 17th August. As a long standing club member since August 1992, he will be much missed.  ...

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Dragon Boat Racing – Chipstead Lake

Bank Holiday Monday – 29th August 2016 Participate in this fun event which is being held at Chipstead Lakes on the Bank holiday Monday in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability and other charities.We will be participating in at least 4 races and maybe more if we progress...

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River Wey

24th July 2016 River Wey 2016 By Rob Hole-Thomas A few of the members went on a paddle on Sunday 24th July on the River Wey. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, with only a couple of "casualties" one being a dog getting to close to the edge and slipping in. The...

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Training Opportunities

Dear members, We have some structured coaching taking place over the summer! The courses, venues & participate numbers are as follows: Chipstead Lakes (6 participants per day): Saturday 6 August - Paddlepower. For youth members aged up to 12 years old Sunday 7 August...

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BCU UKCC Level 2

Bromley Canoe Club have a new Level 2 coach..... Congratulations to Bridget Huggett on passing her BCU UKCC Level 2 coaching course. Looking forward to seeing you in action.

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Balfour Beatty London Youth Games

After nine months of intense competition, this weekend the Balfour Betty London Youth Games came to an end and we are excited to announce Team Bromley came…. FIRST PLACE!!! After a nail biting final Team Bromley were able to secure 5 gold medals, 2 silver & one bronze...

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Pool Sessions At West Wickham Leisure Centre

To all members: West Wickham Leisure Centre is going to be completing some much needed improvements to the pool changing facilities over the next few weeks, to both the female & male changing areas.  The pool and the changing areas will remain open for the duration of...

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Letter from the Mayor

We received the following letter from the Mayor of Bromley for our participation in the 2016 London Youth Games. Well done all that were involved!!! May I take this opportunity to congratulate you and the members of the Bromley Canoe Club, for the excellent results at...

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BCU UKCC Level 1

Bromley Canoe Club have some new Level 1 coaches.... Congratulations to Donna Rivers, Sue Daragon, Kim Storey, John Merrett and Tony Rivers on passing their BCU UKCC Level 1 coaching course.  Looking forward to seeing you in action. 

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Summer BBQ 2016

This years club BBQ will take place at Chipstead Sailing Club on Saturday 25th June 2016. Therefore the committee would like to invite all members and their families to join us for a paddle round the lake followed by the BBQ. Paddling will be available from 4.00pm...

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Course Bursaries 2016

To all club members, we have an amazing opportunity that has been kindly given to us from our paddling buddies over at Surry Canoe Club. They have a limited number of bursaries for the following courses: 4 Star Sea Assessment | 21st-22nd May | Barrow- in- Furness |...

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Sprint Boat Session – Cancelled

***Plans for our sprint training session today (Sunday 03/04/2016) have been cancelled*** We're going to run another sprint session on Sunday, at Chipstead. It'll be sprint boats only.. Meet from 3.30pm for a 4 start. We should have the changing facilities - but...

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Important Notice from British Canoeing

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Following Storm Katie over the Easter weekend the water levels in all rivers in the South East region have risen. Advise to all paddlers is to stay away from rivers in the South East until water levels return to normal, then exercise caution & go...

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Trip Dates for 2016

Head over to our Events page as we have potential trip dates for the rest of 2016!!! Keep checking the website for up-to-date news on each trip, as dates/times/locations may change in the lead up to the trip.

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We Have Launched A New Website!!

After several years we thought it was finally time to retire the old Bromley Canoe Club website and replace it with a slicker, more advanced responsive website. So what’s new? We've refreshed the website content, as well as introducing a "Latest News section", so that...

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Dartmoor

20th-21st February 2016 Weather was a little iffy, rain was in the air and the wind was biting! Temperature for this time of year was quite mild, however being used to warmer temperatures made the few who dunked in the water gasp! With the 28 paddlers, smaller groups...

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