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Welcome to the Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

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

Canal Closures

We have been made aware of upcoming canal closures due to maintenance, which may effect your paddling.
The most recent is at the Heathvale Bridge (by the Swan Pub) 15/1/24 - 26/2/24.
Details can be found here and here.

We are still paddling

Yes its a bit cool, so dress well and always bring spare clothes with you just in case.
Tuesday and Sunday morning paddles are still occurring including racing training.
Please ensure you register your attendance via Spond.
Some sea peer paddles are happening. If you want to join, please let Rick Covell know.

New B3C Spond app
We are on Spond. The new way of managing regular events, such as race training, touring trips and social events. Sign up for Spond to receive invitations to events, select attend or decline, ask questions, receive reminders and see who is going. Contact the b3c.secretary@gmail.com to join B3C Spond today.

We have launched a B3C Strava Club all members are welcome to join in, just request to join using the link.
Any kayaking you have recorded in strava will be shared in the club, it will be a great way to find out what everyone is getting up to and to get more involved.
Recording your paddling somewhere else? Strava has many ways of syncing those activities [usually automatically].
Find out how to upload your Activities to Strava.
If you are not already on Strava you can sign using your email, Facebook or Google account.


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. At times, due to high demand, we may be unable to offer membership to beginners.
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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.
Find out more

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 and children’s courses from our base in Mytchett. See our training page for details.
Find out more


Featured Events

Mar
3
Sun
2024
Thames trip Putney – Tower Bridge @ Putney Embankment
Mar 3 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Seeing the city of London from a different perspective i.e. from a Kayak. This is a round trip of 17 miles although there will be a lot of tidal assistance. Paddlers must be experienced in moving tidal water and waves, spray deck competent, and deep water rescue competent. Paddlers should ideally have been on some club sea trips within the last year and be at or near Explore Level. Paddlers must be able to dress appropriately to the conditions. This is initially a peer paddle (unless I get a coach to come) therefore at your own risk. Unsure then ask me Rick.Covell@ntlworld.com

Apr
7
Sun
2024
River Hamble Trip
Apr 7 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Experience the wonderful River Hamble from Lower Swanwick to  Botley Mill, the Horse and Jockey at Currbridge and all being well a magic ride back on the tide. A good first estuary trip and introduction to the sea with a little moving water. Paddlers should be Spray deck and deep water rescue competent working towards Explore Standard

Apr
13
Sat
2024
Taster Session @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club
Apr 13 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Experience kayaking in White Water/Play Kayaks, general purpose Touring Kayaks, Racing K1 kayaks, or Canoe if you enjoy it then its a first step to joining the club, taking a course, and stepping into a whole new world of Paddling.

Apr
27
Sat
2024
Discover Course Kayak Adults weekend @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 28 @ 3:30 PM

Discover Course held on Saturday  and Sunday 10, 11 June 09:00 -16:00 at Mytchett.

Both days need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins, B3c.Courses@gmail.com

Discover Course Kayak Juniors weekend @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 AM – Apr 28 @ 3:30 PM

Discover Course held on Saturday  and Sunday 10, 11 June 09:00 -16:00 at Mytchett.

Both days need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

Apr
30
Tue
2024
Discover Course Kayak Session 1 @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Apr 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Discover Course held on Tuesday evenings 30th April  – 28th May 18:00 – 20:00 at Mytchett.

All 5 sessions need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins, B3c.Courses@gmail.com

May
7
Tue
2024
Discover Course Kayak Session 2 @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
May 7 @ 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Discover Course held on Tuesday evenings 30th April  – 28th May 18:00 – 20:00 at Mytchett.

All 5 sessions need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

May
11
Sat
2024
St Patrick’s Stream
May 11 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

An excellent first step away from the canal to experience this backwater off the Thames. We may include the Hennerton back water on this trip making the launch at Henley

May
14
Tue
2024
Discover Course Kayak Session 3 @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
May 14 @ 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Discover Course held on Tuesday evenings 30th April  – 28th May 18:00 – 20:00 at Mytchett.

All 5 sessions need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

May
18
Sat
2024
Taster Session @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club
May 18 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Experience kayaking in White Water/Play Kayaks, general purpose Touring Kayaks, Racing K1 kayaks, or Canoe if you enjoy it then its a first step to joining the club, taking a course, and stepping into a whole new world of Paddling.

May
21
Tue
2024
Discover Course Kayak Session 4 @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
May 21 @ 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Discover Course held on Tuesday evenings 30th April  – 28th May 18:00 – 20:00 at Mytchett.

All 5 sessions need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

May
25
Sat
2024
River trip River Wey Guildford Loop
May 25 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ideal for the first time away from the canal, enjoy the quite surrounds of the river and the contrast of the navigation.

booking as usual on Spond

May
28
Tue
2024
Discover Course Kayak Session 5 @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
May 28 @ 6:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Discover Course held on Tuesday evenings 30th April  – 28th May 18:00 – 20:00 at Mytchett.

All 5 sessions need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

Jun
22
Sat
2024
River Hamble Trip
Jun 22 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Experience the wonderful River Hamble from Lower Swanwick to  Botley Mill, the Horse and Jockey at Currbridge and all being well a magic ride back on the tide. A good first estuary trip and introduction to the sea with a little moving water. Paddlers should be Spray deck and deep water rescue competent working towards Explore Standard

Discover Course Kayak Adults weekend @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Jun 22 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 23 @ 3:30 PM

Discover Course held on Saturday  and Sunday 22. 23 June 09:00 -16:00 at Mytchett.

Both days need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins, B3c.Courses@gmail.com

Discover Course Kayak Juniors weekend @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Jun 22 @ 9:00 AM – Jun 23 @ 3:30 PM

Discover Course held on Saturday  and Sunday 22nd/ 23rd June 09:00 -16:00 at Mytchett.

Both days need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins B3c.Courses@gmail.com

Jul
13
Sat
2024
Discover Course Kayak Adults weekend @ Basingstoke Canal Canoe club
Jul 13 @ 9:00 AM – Jul 14 @ 3:30 PM

Discover Course held on Saturday  and Sunday 13th 14th July 09:00 -16:00 at Mytchett.

Both days need to be attended to qualify.

Bookings are made on Just Go.

In the first case contact Steve Atkins, B3c.Courses@gmail.com


Upcoming Events

Feb
27
Tue
2024
Tuesday social paddle
Feb 27 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

9:30 for 10:00 on the water

social paddle with other club members tends to finish with coffee at the cafe

Mar
3
Sun
2024
Thames trip Putney – Tower Bridge @ Putney Embankment
Mar 3 @ 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Seeing the city of London from a different perspective i.e. from a Kayak. This is a round trip of 17 miles although there will be a lot of tidal assistance. Paddlers must be experienced in moving tidal water and waves, spray deck competent, and deep water rescue competent. Paddlers should ideally have been on some club sea trips within the last year and be at or near Explore Level. Paddlers must be able to dress appropriately to the conditions. This is initially a peer paddle (unless I get a coach to come) therefore at your own risk. Unsure then ask me Rick.Covell@ntlworld.com

Sunday Social Paddle @ mytchett
Mar 3 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

9:30 for 10:00 on the water

A social paddle on the canal with other club members, good place to ask questions about equipment, technique or places to go.

Mar
5
Tue
2024
Tuesday social paddle
Mar 5 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

9:30 for 10:00 on the water

social paddle with other club members tends to finish with coffee at the cafe

Mar
10
Sun
2024
Sunday Social Paddle @ mytchett
Mar 10 @ 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

9:30 for 10:00 on the water

A social paddle on the canal with other club members, good place to ask questions about equipment, technique or places to go.


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.


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.
Find out more about membership benefits

Have any questions?

Visit our FAQ page or contact us today and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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