For those of you who are interested in trying canoe/kayak camping or looking to practice/enhance your skills, I’m organizing a one night local camping trip on Friday 3rd April (Good Friday). The plan is to paddle from Riverside Centre at Pershore to a campsite at Strensham, camp overnight, then paddle on down the river on the Saturday, with a get out at Tewkesbury (subject to arrangement). … read more?
Hi all. With the upcoming WWSR Course I have been asked by some people to do some practice & preparation. I have a plan for Saturday 28th February at Nafford Weir at 9am till 12 noon (ish).
If you are interested let me know, I am aiming this at people who are going on the WWSR course but if I have enough helpers I am prepared to open it up to a few more people. So if you are interested let me know.
Please find attached a form for the club garments. To order, fill in this form either electronically and return to
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The chart and entry form is now updated ready for 2015. It’s a bit more automated so let me know if you have any problems. Find the chart and the form in the usual place …
OK, another First Aid Post. – Following the recent course I am now looking to organise 2 more courses. … read more?
John Gregson, our WKCC Chair has made me aware of a new initiative to raise the profile, and raise funds for the Pershore Riverside Centre.
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Chapter 1 – Brrrrrr its cold
A cold start in Worcestershire, although it was nearly 1°C by time we drove into a sleepy Llangollen with a respectable coating of fresh snow on the ground. We had decided to meet in the town so that we could spend some time inspecting the falls from many, many, many different angles and realising how difficult it is to spot, explain and more importantly remember a good line. Jonah tried to convince me he wasn’t cold through chattering teeth; I didn’t believe him for a moment so we piled up to the start and then down (that is an important bit) into the Chain Bridge Hotel car park.
A quick change into paddling kit for me and then a long wait for everyone else to flaff about with lots of layers. Apparently when I put dry(ish) trousers on it causes a slight apprehension on how cold its going to be.
So on to that important bit. Graham effortlessly demonstrated four wheel drive, three litre, traction controlled German engineering prowess as he pulled out of the car park in the snow. Matt effortlessly demonstrated why barely legal tyres don’t really work in snow while Roy demonstrated how if you drive fast enough at a hill you will eventually get up it.
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We held our winter social at Pershore river side centre on Saturday the 10th of January 2015. In told 70 members came for the event. We had delicious pork rolls, salads and desserts. This evening also included our awards ceremony.The titles were given to the following. Most Improved Juniors: Ethan Barthorpe and Jonah Morgan. Most improved Female: Sue Tadman. Most improved male: Kev Badham. Coach of the year: Sue Cunliffe. Most approved new comer: Ryan Cotterill. Club award and Mistake Of The Year: went to Adam Hall. Best chauffeur service: Roy Nutbeem. Brave and determined paddler: Emma Bullen. Most waves caught and fish of the year: went to Matt Soley. Adam also received an award from the juniors, for his efforts in coaching the juniors through their 3 star award. The prize for this was a handmade paddle made by John Heath. Emma Witherford received an award for all her outstanding efforts and contribution to free style. The prize was a very rare mug, presented by John Heath. Lu and Sue organised some entertaining and challenging games. The night was a huge success. More attendees than ever. Tremendous hard work was demonstrated. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
October Weekend 2015, Llangollen Hostel, Friday 9th – Sunday 11th October.
This year after having discussions with numerous people we will be having a change of place for our October weekend paddling.
Some of our club members have already been here and have given it the thumbs up. There are different places to paddle depending on the weather and paddling ability. … read more?