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…
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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


Friday 29th November 2019.

Following the normal AGM (7:00 to 8:30), this year we will also be having a meal afterwards to celebrate the club’s 40th anniversary (8:30 onwards). There are limited tickets remaining for the meal, so try the RSVP link below if you still want to book. If you are unable to get a meal ticket, or do not wish to stay for the meal, all members are still welcome to attend the AGM.

RSVP | Menu | Agenda (coming soon) | Details

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!
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Paddler Briefing | Race Rules | Organiser Brief | Risk Assessment

BCCC 2019 Hasler Results

Download the results here:

BCCC 2019 Hasler Results


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Featured Events

Upcoming Events

B3C Hare and Hounds @ Canal Centre, Mytchett
Nov 16 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM


2, 4 and 6 mile courses

Barle River – Whitewater Day Trip (rescheduled) @ River Barle
Nov 17 all-day

Our rescheduled grade 2 whitewater day trip down the Barle – the first for most 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.

Ross Warland Memorial Canal Challenge
Nov 24 all-day

The race is held in memory of Ross Warland and other young people who did not have the opportunity to reach their full potential in life. Ross, who died of bone cancer in February 2000 at the age of 21, was an active and popular member who first joined the club when he was 8 years old. When no longer able to paddle he devoted his time to coaching and training the club members. His attitude and courage towards his illness was an inspiration to all those that met him. Classes K1 full distance (20 miles) K2 full distance (20 miles). K1 relay teams. No more than 2 paddlers per team. K2 relay teams. Two pairs per team. Note: paddlers under 16 years of age may compete only as part of relay teams. Race Details. Distance: 20 miles, 12 portages. Timetable Booking in will be from 8 am. The first start time will be at 9-30am, for unranked and divisions 7-9 and 10-00am for divisions 1-6. Paddlers will be set off at regular intervals there after; with the last start time being 11am.The finish will close at 2.30 pm. Paddlers will need to base their start time on their calculated paddling speed. For those paddlers who will record slower times please ensure that you are on the start line early in order have your finish time recorded. Start: Banbury Canoe Club, Cropredy Wharf, Cropredy OX17 1PG. Four miles north of Banbury. Follow A423 Southam Road from Banbury. Signpost pointing right to Great Bourton and Cropredy. O/S map 151 ref. (468, 465). Turn point: Nell Bridge, Aynho Lock at 10 miles. O/S map 151 Explorer ref (484, 342) Finish: Banbury Canoe Club, Cropredy Wharf, Cropredy, OX17 1PG. Changeovers. There is the possibility of 2 designated changeover points depending on the distance that the relay team wish to paddle at in one go ie 4.5 miles or 10 miles. Banbury Lock near the Spiceball Sports Centre & Castle Quay Shopping Centre at 4.5 miles from Cropredy. O/S map 191 Explorer ref (458, 408). Nell Bridge at Aynho Lock at 10 miles. O/S map 151 Explorer ref (484, 342). Rules As per the Racing Yearbook 2019. All division 7, 8 and 9 paddlers must wear approved buoyancy aids. Team Leader to decide on juniors outside these divisions. Banbury Lock portage situated in Castle Quay Shopping Centre. In the interests of public safety there will be no running this portage. Marshals will be on hand to observe and if necessary penalise those paddlers that are irresponsible. However in order not to impinge on the race itself we will allow a light run/jog on the portage but no sprinting or irresponsible running please as the portage cuts across a footpath used by shoppers including children. How teams use the changeovers is down to them. Each team may need a support team to transfer their boats between stages. Competitors and team leaders should note that competitors participate at their own risk, and that Banbury and District Canoe Club cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury to person or property however caused. Suitable footwear advisable. The organisers will reserve the right to refuse access to the water to paddlers that they deem are not wearing sufficient clothing for the conditions of the day. All paddlers may be required to wear buoyancy aids if the organiser deems it necessary due to the prevailing conditions. Junior teams must have a support crew in attendance.

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.
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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?

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