Small Steps Forward

As lockdown is gradually lifted step by step, so we are slowly getting back on the water, paddle by paddle.  Obviously we are unable to run full club sessions, and the clubhouse remains closed.  However, we have some small coaching groups up and running, and members...

Celebrating Success

We recently held our annual Awards Evening. Starting with the usual level of BDCC over-catering (practically a whole pudding per person), we then had an excellent and inspiring talk from Olympic medallist Guin Batten, about taking on challenges – particularly...

Christmas Training Camp

There was no rest for the club over the holidays. We had a two day training camp for juniors (and the not-so junior). It was run by Dan Golder and there was a good mix from those yet-to-race to our Div 1 paddlers, all able to train together. With a run, a paddle and...

The Big Race

Just before Christmas we had the annual BDCC Christmas Relay – the most bitterly fought contest of the year. Over 70 paddlers took part from Lightnings to our Div 1 internationals, and we even had some visitors from other clubs who werebrave enough to get...

Cherwell Trash

Banbury paddlers spent the last weekend of the year taking a break from usual training. Led by Dom, a group of intrepid adventurers (and a dog) took to the wild, unchartered waters of the mighty Cherwell, hacking their way through jungle, before returning exhausted,...

This Girl Can … Canoe Monday 28 May

Our annual This Girl Can … Canoe Day is on Monday 28 May from 10 – 2. This year – in addition to the opportunity to have a go at kayaking, we have so much more, and so many prizes and giveaways – hoody, base layers, vouchers for Boudavida and...