Welcome to the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

We are based in Mychett, Surrey with members from all across the south. We offer a whole range of kayak and canoe activities, including flatwater racing, training courses, and trips & expeditions. Find out more below...

White Water and Touring Trips are happening check out the Calendar and book now

Good barn cleaning session last Saturday. Thanks to all those that gave a hand. it was a rare sight to see nearly all the boats out whilst modifications were made to the scaffolding in the hope of making things safer

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Qualifying for the Hasler Final 2022

Pangbourne on 12 September
Click here for Summer 2021 Training Program


OUR CLUB

We’re based at the Basingstoke Canal Centre in Mytchett and love to get involved in all forms of paddling.
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JOIN THE BCCC

Membership of the BCCC provides various benefits for both experienced and newer paddlers. Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to offer membership to beginners at the moment.
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CLUB CALENDAR

Take a look at the events happening this month, including trips, training courses, shindigs and more…
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FLAT WATER RACING

One of the our main activities is marathon racing and we enter regional events (called Haslers) throughout Spring and Summer.
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TRIPS & EXPEDITIONS

All the latest updates on our upcoming trips, down rivers, across the sea and through the rapids.
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TRAINING COURSES

We offer a wide range of adult & children’s courses from our base in Mytchett. See our training page for details.
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Featured Events


Upcoming Events

Sep
18
Sat
2021
B3C Hare and Hounds @ Canal Centre, Mytchett
Sep 18 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

2, 4 and 6 mile courses

Sep
26
Sun
2021
Yat Whitewater Fun/Intro/Refresher Day Trip 5 (updated date) @ Symonds Yat
Sep 26 all-day
A day trip at the Yat suitable for both youngsters and adults as an intro to white water (must be confident capsizing kayak with a deck), plus experienced paddlers wanting a chance to brush the cobwebs away or refresh their skills in a familiar environment. You will have fun and need to be happy to get very wet.

Hopefully we will be able to run this trip without having to keep to any specific covid guidelines.

Please let Paul know as soon as possible if you are interested in this trip. Numbers are limited but Paul may be able to arrange additional coaching or leaders if you let him know in advance.

For more information contact Paul Jeffs.

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Barle River – whitewater day trip (updated date) @ River Barle
Oct 16 all-day

Our first planned grade 2 whitewater day trip down the Barle this season.  This is an ideal follow-on trip for paddlers after the Yat or Shepperton, for anyone wanting to refresh skills, blow the cobwebs away or enjoy a day on the river in fab scenery. Contact Paul Jeffs for more information.

Please let Paul know as soon as possible if you are interested in this trip. Numbers are limited but Paul may be able to arrange additional coaching or leaders if you let him know in advance.

As always depending on water and weather conditions we may choose another river or postpone the trip at short notice.


Take a look at our Club Calendar for more upcoming events


BCCC Mission Statement

The Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club is a family club offering a broad base of disciplines within canoeing and kayaking. The club encourages paddling for all ages and abilities.


Frequently Asked Questions

I’ve never paddled before – can I join the BCCC?

Aspirant paddlers with no experience or minimal experience (ie: a few days on a sit on top on holiday) will need to gain some training, preferably in a closed cockpit kayak. This may be possible with our club, although, as demand for beginner's courses currently far outstrips our capacity, it may be much quicker to gain basic skills, preferably in a closed cockpit kayak, at one of our neighbouring commercial centres:
Hawley Lake Sail Training Centre:
https://www.hawleylake.org.uk/catalogue/categories/adult-kayaking-taster-courses#listings
Horseshoe Lake Activity Centre: https://horseshoelakeactivitycentre.co.uk/product-category/training-courses/
You should then join the club for an introduction and be assessed, which will include a supervised capsize in a closed cockpit kayak.
Experienced paddlers or those with a degree of competence can simply arrange an introduction / assessment. You will then gain access to club facilities. Contact either b3cmembership@hotmail.co.uk
or
B3C.bookings@gmail.com.
Find out more about our training courses.

I'm only interested in “x” type of paddling – can I join?

Of course! Our members’ interests range from racing to sea kayaking and touring, open canoe and whitewater paddling. We’re cetain that you’ll find some like-minded people to tackle the water with.

Do you rent out your boats?

Unfortuately we don't provide a rental service, but our friends at the Basingstoke Canal Authority do. However, our members are entitled to use our boats once they fulfil some basic paddling requirements.
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Still have questions?

Visit our FAQ page for more answers or contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!


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