Club Status

2021 BCCC Hasler Race - Cancelled.

BCCC is open, subject to strict processes, until further notice.

Sadly and reluctantly the BCCC committee has decided to cancel the 2021 club Hasler race, scheduled for 16th May 2021, for the second season. We have every intention of running out Charles Hicks Challenge in November 2021 and our usual Hasler race in May 2022. Very sorry for any inconvenience.

Click here for the latest edition of BCCC Matters!.
Click here for the latest BCCC Covid Rules and Processes.
Click here for the BCCC Covid Risk Management Plan.
Click here for the latest communication from British Canoeing.

BCCC 2020 AGM Process Proposal

Click here for the proposal.

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...


We’re based at the Basingstoke Canal Centre in Mytchett and love to get involved in all forms of paddling.
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Membership of the BCCC provides various benefits for both new and experienced paddlers - new members are always welcome.
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Take a look at the events happening this month, including trips, training courses, shindigs and more…
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One of the our main activities is marathon racing and we enter regional events (called Haslers) throughout Spring and Summer.
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All the latest updates on our upcoming trips, down rivers, across the sea and through the rapids.
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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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Latest News

B3C Committee Nominations

19th July 2020

Ahead of the next AGM in November the Committee is pleased to invite nominations for the coming year. Given the current environment the Committee is assessing the safest and most practical way to hold the AGM and will communicate this shortly. There are expected to be a number of vacancies on the committee and we would really like to encourage a diverse mix of members to run for the coming year.

As a reminder the only requirement is to be a club member and you can have any level of experience in paddling or none at all! Coaches, Paddlers, Parents and anyone else are welcome and encouraged to stand and bring new fresh ideas, experience, expertise and, most important, person-power to the club.

The nomination process takes less than 2 minutes and can be completed here.

July H&H

Check out the results.

Virtual H&H

Check out the virtual Hare and Hounds.


Friday 29th November 2019 at the Mytchett Centre

Minutes will be published soon.

Book Meal | Menu | Agenda & Proposals | Poster

BCCC 10th Charles Hicks Challenge

Sunday 3rd November 2019.

A massive thank you to participants, volunteers and organisers of the 10th Charles Hicks Challenge.  The clue is in the title of the race.  It was a challenge.  But we counted them all out and we counted them all in, no retirements out of 44 boats!
Download all you need here:

Paddler Briefing | Race Rules | Organiser Brief | Risk Assessment

BCCC 2019 Hasler Results

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BCCC 2019 Hasler Results


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Featured Events

Upcoming Events

B3C Hare and Hounds @ Canal Centre, Mytchett
May 15 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM


2, 4 and 6 mile courses

Yat Whitewater Fun/Intro/Refresher Day Trip 1 @ Symonds Yat
May 16 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 wet.

Paul will be running this trip within BC and club covid guidelines but will still make it fun. You should be able to transport yourself and equipment as car sharing is not  allowed yet. We also have a short list of covid do’s and don’ts to help keep everyone safe.

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.

Touring trip to St Patrick’s Stream
May 22 all-day

St Patrick’s stream off the River Thames, launching from Wargrave. A good starter for getting away from the canal.

Interested? contact for more detail. I can only take 5, and you should be able to transport yourself and equipment, I may be able to help with the odd kayak but car sharing is not yet allowed.

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?

Absolutely! We welcome aspiring paddlers as well as seasoned pros. We run training courses throughout the year to help new paddlers get to a competent level, then after that the water’s the limit.
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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