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!
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
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
On the evening of Saturday 12 th March, Letchworth Canoe Club polo team were playing in the National League Division 4, South East Tournament, at Stevenage Swimming Centre.
Their first match was against St. Albans. This was a close fought match with Letchworth taking an early lead, thanks to a goal from Paul Stephens. Letchworth held onto the lead until half way through the second half when St. Albans scored an equaliser. Letchworth put St. Albans under pressure to score a winner, but despite several shots on target, were unable to find the back of the net. Final score for… 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
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