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Celebration time

Celebration time

Our annual awards evening celebrated our outstanding paddlers and their achievements from the person winning the most points for the club at regional competitions to the person who had clocked up the most swims during the year. Other hotly contested awards included...

The Rocket heads to Banbury

The Rocket heads to Banbury

On Saturday, our GS paddlers set off from the club in our Rocket K4 for a 10 mile paddle to Banbury and back. This is no mean feat for our youngest of paddlers, especially as the temperatures dropped considerably at the weekend. They were well supported by coach Paul,...

Racing at Banbury

On Sunday 29th October, 160 paddlers from the Southern Region and beyond took to the Oxford Canal in Banbury Town centre for our own home race.   It was a fabulous day on the water with 119 boats competing, ranging from those racing at elite level down to...

Dingbats 2023 Answers

We were really pleased to have had a large number of entries for this year's Dingbats quiz at Fairport. The winner with 59 points was A Smith, with runners up K Read, S Kay and A Myers with 58 points. They should receive their cheques shortly. Here are the answers.

Hasler Finals 2023

Having raced hard all season, Banbury & District Canoe Club finished 3rd in the Southern region to qualify to compete at the Hasler Finals this weekend, which were held at Worcester Canoe Club. We took 32 paddlers to the finals on Sunday 24th September where we...

Devizes to Westminster 2023

Devizes to Westminster 2023

Banbury paddlers, Joe Petersen and Shaun Harte (now based at Falcon Canoe Club), took on the ultimate kayaking challenge of the Devizes to Westminster race.  Held over the Easter weekend, this non-stop senior doubles event sees paddlers race overnight in a...

Easter Family K2 Paddle

Easter Family K2 Paddle

During the Easter holidays, many of our junior members were joined by family for a K2 paddle. A lovely couple of hours was spent on the canal, with a compulsory stop to refuel on chocolate, before heading back to the club to meet up with some of our very smallest...

Open Day – Monday 29th May 2023

Open Day – Monday 29th May 2023

Have you seen our recent adverts for Beginner Courses or seen us on the canal and wondered what we are up to? Join us on Bank Holiday Monday (29th May) between 10am and 2pm to find out more about what goes on at Banbury & District Canoe Club where you will be able...

Stratford-upon-Avon to Cropredy Challenge

Stratford-upon-Avon to Cropredy Challenge

In the pre-dawn twilight of Saturday 18th March, kayaks and paddlers could be seen on the water of Stratford-upon-Avon marina. What was going on? The infamous Stratford-upon-Avon to Cropredy relay, that's what. By road, the distance from Stratford-upon-Avon to...

BDCC 2022 Awards

BDCC 2022 Awards

On Saturday 21st January, Banbury Canoe Club gathered at Cropredy Village Hall to celebrate the club's achievements in the 2022 racing season. We were very pleased to be able to welcome the inspirational para athlete Jon White as guest speaker at our awards evening....

Cropredy to Oxford

Cropredy to Oxford

Whilst most of us were still recovering from Christmas and eating the last of the mince pies and chocolate a small gang of mad paddlers decided to paddle the 35 miles from Banbury Canoe Club down to Falcon Canoe Club in Oxford. Well done all, amazing effort from the...

Christmas Relay

Christmas Relay

The hotly contested annual Christmas relay had to be delayed this year as the canal was frozen in the weeks before Christmas. We were finally able to run it on New Year's Eve, burning off some excess energy before our parties later on. Unusually this year even with...

Back to racing at Banbury

Back to racing at Banbury

On Sunday 30th October over 140 kayakers from the Southern Region and beyond took to the Oxford Canal for our Hasler race. It was wonderful to see so many paddlers on the the water after the club had been unable to run the race for the past two years due to Covid and...

Banbury Hasler 30 October

Banbury Hasler 30 October

Banbury Marathon is fast approaching….. 30th October will see lots of paddlers taking to the canal. Will you be one of them, or will you be on the towpath cheering them on or watching the sprint finishes from the Tom Rolt Bridge? There is something for everyone with...

Busy Times

Busy Times

Our paddlers have been spread out recently. Summer, Millie and Henry, some of our juniors, headed to Nottingham for a Rocket K4 training day, with Summer and Henry being joined by Becky S at Reading the following day to take part in their K4 Race, along with a...

Dingbats Decoded

Dingbats Decoded

Here are the results from this year's Dingbats competition. Congratulations to all those who managed to crack them, and winners' cheques will be sent out soon. Dingbats 2022 - Answers and Winners

Lockdown #2 Guidance

Lockdown #2 Guidance

During this second lockdown period the club is closed again.  This time, however, paddling is allowed as outdoor exercise.  This should be done locally and either alone, in a household group/bubble, or with one other. As there are no club activities at this time,...

No Training This Weekend

No Training This Weekend

As most of the club will be at the National Marathon Championships this weekend, there will be no training at the club. If you want to see what it's all about though, come and join us at Reading, and see the top marathon paddlers in action.  We'll even have cake at...

Give It A Go!

Give It A Go!

Kayaking is a great sport for everyone and anyone – here’s your chance to learn with one of the top clubs in the country.