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An Evening with Jo Moseley

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An evening with Jo Moseley

All tickets are sold out and there will be no tickets available on the door.

For those with advance tickets, could you please do a covid test before coming to the event.

Thank you

Shilpa Rasaiah

Breakfast Paddle

Gorgeous breakfast paddle today – we had fabulous sunshine! It was a good opportunity to discuss kit – one of my favourite topics at the moment – footwear, car key holders, gloves/ poggies. Stopped at the island and cooked breakfast before speeding back with the flow – the river levels were high but it was absolutely fabulous.😊#shepaddles

Shilpa Rasaiah

CANAL CLEAN UP- SATURDAY 15TH MAY

Recently one of our members, Angie Whitmore has been appointed Young Peoples Project Coordinator at the Peter Le Marchant Trust in Loughborough.One of her first projects is to involve young volunteers to collect rubbish on the canal. This will be part of the Surfers Against Sewage, ‘Million Mile Beach Clean’.The clean up will involve volunteers from Loughborough University, Sea Cadets and Peter Le Marchant Trust amongst others. It would be good if some our younger members and families could also be involved. SBC Paddlers will supply our own boat and kit and some of our older members will offer support and organise the logistical side.Apart the obvious benefits of helping the environment, the event will provide the opportunity:

  • to meet other young people interested in the water
  • practice paddle skills
  • paddle in a different environment
  • will add something to you CVs 
  • tick off miles for Surfers Against Sewage

If you are interested please contact myself through the usual channels.PS We need to send a team considerably younger than the one in the photo!

Shane Morgan

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Summer Season 2021

Following tonights government announcement, we can confirm club sessions will restart on the week commencing, Monday April 12th. These will be coordinated by Graeme and details will follow. As we ease back, the sessions will members only (including those who have recently applied and been accepted).British Canoeing Guidelines allow for groups greater than six paddlers. The total number of paddlers in our groups will be determined by the group organiser and what they feel safe with. So you may see groups of varying sizes going out. In any case, all sessions will have to remain Covid secure, with social distancing and each paddler responsible for cleaning their own boat and kit. So its not all rules and regulations here is a taster of some early day events to look forward to:

  • Loughborough Loop
  • Shardlow Loop via Weston on Trent
  • River Clean Up Normanton

Shane Morgan

River clean up

SBC Paddlers in Normanton on Soar have completed a river clean up this weekend to take part in the Surfers Against Sewage Autumn Beach Clean- Summit to Sea.Armed with 28 litter pickers, 17 paddler members and 11 prospective members ( in groups of 6) ranging from 10-70 years of age jumped into canoes and kayaks supported by British Canoeing and Rushcliffe Borough CouncilAfter several hours over two days, the team covered 26km of the River Soar collecting eight sacks of rubbish plus a bike frame, styling head, flipper and foot pump from Zouch to the Eleven Arches including the junction with the canal at Loughborough. SBC paddlers have worryingly noticed the progressive build up of plastic bags caught up and shredded into the trees and bushes on the riverbanks and became increasingly concerned for the impact on the river wildlife. Members put a focus on these ‘plastic trees’ and dedicated time to freeing the plastic and removing the litter to support the nesting wildlife.At the beginning of lockdown, as a Club, we noticed a big increase in the plastic and rubbish left on the river banks and in the river. One positive from this clean up is that the quantity of rubbish collected this weekend is half the amount compared to the 17 bags collected on the same stretch last year!It was a very interesting weekend, and we will be continually working on the river to make sure it stays safe, beautiful, and free of pollutants and plastics!A massive thank you to all 28 members who got involved this weekend! We couldn’t have achieved it without you! #ClearAccessClearWaters#surfersagainstsewage

Laura Brookes