Baldock & District Canoe Club is a friendly, relaxed club where you'll find a welcoming group of warm, open minded people here to help guide you in the right direction or for those more experienced, ready to huck off the next big thing!
For once it looked like we would have water in the rivers with rain earlier in the week and more to come, sadly we were to be disappointed with rivers reaching their highest levels on Friday and then dropping off over the weekend. Having met at Bristol for breakfast, with the exception of Justin and Sarah who were running on welsh time we head down to Devon to meet Max and paddle the Dart Loop. On the journey down Andy rang to say that he, Rob, Craig, Dave and Graham were going to paddle the Upper Dart. This left myself,… Read More
Thanks to the vision and efforts of Chris Price BDCC is exhibiting at Letchworth Festival this Sunday, 21st June. Chris has mobilised the whole Club around this event and promoting canoeing as an awesome sport, which is why I wanted to hear more from Chris.
What is it about the Festival that caught your eye?
"We were contacted by the organisers of the Letchworth festival inviting us to participate. This is the first year that the sports clubs in Letchworth have been included.It seemed important that we got involved, seeing as our regular weekly session in the pool is in… Read More
The weekend took off to a great start when 5 of us met up at the old JJ's in Llangollan and spent the whole afternoon playing about in the river. Thanks to Craig's never ending enthusiasm [probably brought on by the Haribo sweets he'd bought at the services] we all got to body surf down a drop and glide across and back. Great fun!Read More
Having camped at Southwold many times before, I felt it was the ideal destination for a social weekend and paddle for our club.
17 of us descended on the campsite during Friday afternoon and evening. Some from as far as West Wales!
Although I knew the harbour well, I had never studied the river Blythe before and realised when you look at water through a paddlers eyes it's quite a different entity.
There was the tide to consider, plus swirls, boils and under currents.
Saturday morning, the sun shone and the water beckoned with the incoming tide, as… Read More
Everyone else having traveled to North Wales Friday night, Dave and I decided as there was no water in North Wales we would head to the Cardiff International White Water Center, a pumped course guaranteed water, paddle there for the day and then head to N. Wales to paddle with the rest of the group on the Sunday.
Arrived in Cardiff and filled in all the paper work, got changed watched the course start to fill with water and had a look at the features. Then got on the water and warmed up and waited and waited, only 1 pump… Read More
Report on the Interclubs Competition held at Cardington on the 6th/7th September by Brian Mccusker.
This weekend saw Baldock and District Canoe Club competing at the National Interclub Slalom finals taking place at Cardington.
With over 20 of the top clubs from across the United Kingdom competing and competitors across all divisions from those just starting out in competition to World Champions the quality of completion was extremely high over the two days!
First on the water for BDCC were the combined Team of Patrick Tomkins, Colin Tomkins and Terry Griffiths in the Division 2/3/Veteran Kayak Team. They were the… Read More
When it was discovered that the organised annual trip from Sudbury to sea was already booked up. Jon, our club member and keen supporter of the River Stour trust, having spent many hours on restoration and preserving the river, was eager to lead us down on a trip of our own.Read More