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Well done to our B3C paddlers who took part in the Devizes to Westminster Challenge over the Easter weekend.

The exceptionally warm weather and low river flow were a challenge to the paddlers.
Amazing performance by all who took part in this endurance challenge:

Liz Murnaghan and Vicky Metcalfe (PAN), First Ladies C2;
Bethan Davies, first Senior Single Ladies;
Nick Hobley and Chris Davidson completed in the straight through Senior Doubles;
David Everest and
Graeme Harding completed in the 4 days Senior Singles;
The Junior Doubles camped over the weekend with Lord Wandsworth College achieving 4th fastest school team.

Commiserations to Sarah Francis and Steve McCluskey (PAN), Jonny Oliver and Jacob Polden, and Rob Ames who had to retire.

It is with great sadness that we share with you the news of a competitor who died on the final day. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends.
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2 weeks ago

Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

This is aimed at walkers, but you could also litter pick from a boat.This Saturday 1-3pm join us for the Big Spring Canal Clean and help us tackle plastic pollution!
We have two groups meeting at 1pm so you can chose where you’d like to start. The first group will meet at St Johns canal bridge and the second group will start at Sheerwater canal bridge. Both will walk towards Woking town centre where they’ll meet at 2:30pm in front of WWF UK
We will also have a stand at Mercia Walk between 1-3pm if you prefer to join us there.
Fresh air, community spirit, a sense of accomplishment and a tangible difference to your local beach. Protecting the environment has never been so rewarding 🌱🌎
#plasticfreecommunities #basingstokecanal #bigspringbeachclean #wearewoking #welovewoking #makeachange #plasticfreeliving #wokingshopping #summittosea #wokingnewsandmail #eagleradio #surfersagainstsewage
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2 weeks ago

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Free training (and biscuits) tomorrow night. Book your space now.The event is FREE however to ensure there are enough tea and biscuits please book your place online.

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Navigation update from the BCA
There are currently about 10 navigation and towpath blockages. Most of the trees are down between Queens Ave bridge Aldershot and Eelmoor bridge. There are also trees down near Blacksmiths bridge in Hampshire and also upstream of Reading Rd bridge in Fleet and downstream of Ash Wharf. The team are out now clearing the towpath as a priority, however it is likely to be at least the rest of the week to get all these cleared as we are also trying to juggle finishing off winter works in Deepcut.
Picture by Kellie.
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Slightly different competition this week. Can you come up with a suitable name for a new care home in Basingstoke and explain the meaning behind it in 50-100 words? All the Care UK homes are named after people, places and things that are part of local history. Entry forms from Liz on b3cmembership@hotmail.co.uk Competition closes on 15th March. The winning name gets £250 for the club. ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

Something to try in the summer

Canoe Sport
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