If you have any questions, please get in contact with our membership lead, which you can do via our contact page.
Three things to know…
1. You must register before you come along for the first time
Before you can come along, you need to register with JustGo . This is a membership system provided to us by British Canoeing. It’s important to know that you DON’T have to buy a British Canoeing Membership to join our club, you only have to register on the British Canoeing website and then linkn to Bromley Canoe club. We have put together a quick guide here – here.
We then provide you with a taster membership which lasts for 4 weeks where you can join us at West Wickham Leisure Centre or at our Chipstead lake sessions (Summer only). The cost is £7 per session. This lets you find out if you like us before you join. When you become a member, this reduces to £5 per session. If you already know all this, you’re welcome to join us straight away (£30/24 for adults, £20/16 for children, please see below).
To give you an idea about what our sport is all about, and to introduce some of the basic safety advice, Britsh Canoeing have an Introduction to Paddlesport page on their website. We strongly recommend you read it first – you can find the pages here.
2. Where we meet
Our main meeting place is at the swimming pool in West Wickham Leisure Centre, Station Road, West Wickham BR4 0PY.
The Centre is the best place to join us for the first time as we have to take you through some safety drills in a safe environment.
We meet every Monday evening (except bank holidays) from 8pm until 10pm.
8pm until 9pm is reserved for youth members and their parents to paddle (15yrs and under)..
Those 16 and over can join us from 9pm til 10pm.
3. Paddling with us for the first time
You must book on an induction session with us by contacting email@example.com.
We need to train you to do a capsize drill and show us you can swim two lengths of the pool. This applies to everyone, irrespective of ability or age.
On arrival for your first time, please introduce yourself to the person sat in the open area of reception who will tell you what to do when you get into the pool.
Any questions? Please head over to our Committee page for contact details for our membership secretary
Our membership costs
No British Canoeing membership:
- Adult – £30 per annum
- Junior – £20 per annum
- Family – £50 per annum*
With British Canoeing Membership:
- Adult – £24 per annum
- Junior – £16 per annum
Free of charge for four weeks (restricted to access to our pool and lake sessions)
*BC discount is not available for family membership
For each paddle we ask for a fee, this includes Monday nights at the Leisure Centre or any Chipstead Lake paddle & any trips that are organised.
- Monday night at West Wickham Leisure Centre £5 (£7 taster membership)
- Chipstead Lake Paddle £5 (£7 taster membership)
- Weekend Trip £35-£50 (only available to Members. Non-members can come along if there are spaces available by direct application to the trip organiser for an additional £10 per person)
*The day & weekend trips vary due to location and time of year.
If you don’t have the right equipment for one of our trips?
Talk to us, you can borrow a boat, buoyancy aid, paddle, spray-deck and helmet from us for the trip. Wear and tear costs are:
- One Day – £5
- Weekend – £10
- Week – £25