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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Featured Events

Upcoming Events

Longridge Hasler
Aug 24 all-day

The race will be part of the 2018/2019 racing season. It is run on the River Thames near Marlow and depending on river conditions, is suitable for paddlers of all abilities. It is a ‘standard’ Hasler race with laps of approximately 6 kms. Divisions 1-3 will do 3 laps and 3 beach portages, Divisions 4-6 will do 2 laps and 2 portages and Divisions 7-9 will do 1 lap and no portages. Lightnings and Hody races will consist of a partial lap and no portages.

BCCC Canoeing Taster Sessions! @ Canal Centre
Sep 7 @ 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

First Saturday of the month from May 2019.

An introduction to forms of Kayaking (and potentially Canoeing).  Sessions will include getting on and off the water safely, moving the boat in a straight line and lots of games.  The aim is to give you a introduction to the sport using the British Canoeing Start award (see https://www.britishcanoeingawarding.org.uk/new-personal-performance-awards/ for details) giving you a good overview of the sport. Sessions will be approximately 45 minutes on the water.  When you register, we’ll email you with further details.


What can I bring into the event?

You need to bring suitable clothing for the day.  You should wear clothes you don’t mind getting wet and old trainers (or wetsuit boots).  The club will provide you with all other kit.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, just tell the organiser your name when you arrive.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, as long as you provide us with their details.

If I like canoeing / kayaking at the end of the course, can I join the club?

Of course! and to encourage you to join we’ll even subject the course fee from your first years membership!


Pangbourne Hasler
Sep 8 all-day

A circuit race on the River Thames between Whitchurch and Mapledurham Locks. Portage is a beach and bank run Suitable for all levels .

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?

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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