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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
A relatively warm and still November day gave us perfect conditions for our favourite 20 mile race. New race records were set by Tom Lusty (Solihull) and Dan Johnson (Chelmsford) taking the Senior K2 class in a new time of 2.18.09. Albert Hicks (Norwich)...
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 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...
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...
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
High-quality racing and fund-raising
A month of big boats and being brave
Leisurely Thames paddle – with chips
BDCC paddlers continue with their winning ways
Our Boys D Dominate
Racing is Back!
After the last year or so, it’s been good to gradually get back to normal club activities
We’ve been swapping paddles for pickers recently
Training Groups Back On The Water
Getting back on the water
We may have been in lockdown, but we still got together for this special event.
This year it’s a virtual event – please join in.
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,...
We’re opening up
In line with advice from the government and British Canoeing, the club is currently closed.
Banbury paddlers raced at the first of the 2020 wildwater selection races
Prize winners and puddings at our annual Awards Evening
Good results for Banbury paddlers at the first race of the year
Working off the mince pies
Bitter rivalry at the Christmas relay
International paddlers break the records
Paddlers swap club kit for school uniform
Annual Rocket run to Banbury
One last Hasler race and now the long-distance ones
Stop scratching your heads – the wait is over.
Club finishes joint sixth as scratch K2s exceed expectations
End of term for sprints, but new marathon season starts
Come and try paddling
Round up of a busy, successful summer for BDCC
BDCC paddlers have representing GB across the disciplines this year
More podiums and promotions
Another massive long-distance paddle for this crew.
A successful regatta for the club and individuals.
A close 3rd for the club at Falcon, with a number of new faces racing.
Rain didn’t stop play as Banbury paddlers went all over the country.
Another “quiet” weekend!
We’re racing, and in-region
BDCC named as one of 10 sprint clubs to be included in the partnership
Have paddles will travel
Four Banbury paddlers completed the Devizes to Westminster Race this weekend.
Banbury paddlers are racing all over the country over all distances.
Come and learn about flatwater racing
It’s been a while since we posted but we’ve not been sitting around.
A win and a place for Banbury paddlers at the Frank Luzmore Memorial Marathon
Apparently you can sail on a canal!
Banbury paddlers take on the challenging Cherwell
Tour of the North
Big Win for the Home Team
Wildwater Racing in Wales
Hard Work over Half-Term
The wait is over – here are the 2018 answers
Medals and promotions – and gold for Lee and Zoe
Wavehopper Championships at Nene Whitewater Centre
Sprinting at Fladbury and marathon at Henley
Numerous medals at Sobeka and promotions from Pangbourne
Medal haul at the sprint and wildwater championships
Banbury K2s on Form at Longridge
Even without any marathon or sprint races on, Banbury paddlers were still travelling around the country.
The annual Fairport Convention in Cropredy – and we become a café!
Congratulations to Dan and Robin
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...
Sprint, marathon and wildwater racing.
Two Hasler races, some wildwater, a picnic, bbq and plenty of coaching.
A small team racing at Nottingham, whilst Rob takes on the wildwater world.
A record number turned up to the annual This Girl Can … Canoe Day
Div 1 win for Joe at home, whilst Amy and Rob live it up abroad.
World Cup A Final for Amy, as marathon paddlers battle Basingstoke
National Titles for Robin and Silver for Joe
Chris and Ray Win Again!
A free come and try day for women and girls on Monday 28 May with so much more.
A mixed day for the Banbury paddlers who went to Guildford
Kayaking is a great sport for everyone and anyone – here’s your chance to learn with one of the top clubs in the country.
A successful outing for the sprint team at the regatta, culminating in two selections for the World Cups
Free taster session for women and girls on Monday 28 May
Resilient juniors kept turning up despite the weather
Banbury paddlers took on the weather in the DW
Selection for the German National Marathon Championships
Challenging racing for all at RLSCC
We’re raising money through the Tescos Bags for Good Scheme
Successful selection in Scotland
It may be freezing but we’re still racing.
Banbury paddlers battle through the wind to make the podium at Reading.
Banbury paddlers swap the canal for moving water.
Celebrated Chairman Graham’s significant birthday with K2 chaos and cake
Awards for All
Bitter rivalry at the club’s race of the year!