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
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...
Record breaking at the Ross Warland Canal Challenge.
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)...
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 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
Ross Warland Memorial Canal Challenge
High-quality racing and fund-raising
A month of big boats and being brave
Banbury Break Out
Leisurely Thames paddle – with chips
BDCC paddlers continue with their winning ways
Our Boys D Dominate
And We’re Off
Racing is Back!
A Good Summer
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
Ross Warland Online Event
We may have been in lockdown, but we still got together for this special event.
2020 Ross Warland Virtual Challenge
This year it’s a virtual event – please join in.
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,...
Small Steps Forward
We’re opening up
In line with advice from the government and British Canoeing, the club is currently closed.
Selection Season Starts
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
Christmas Training Camp
Working off the mince pies
The Big Race
Bitter rivalry at the Christmas relay
Ross Warland Memorial Challenge
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 Season New Season
End of term for sprints, but new marathon season starts
Open Afternoon Sat 7 Sept
Come and try paddling
Round up of a busy, successful summer for BDCC
Have Paddle Will Travel
BDCC paddlers have representing GB across the disciplines this year
Thames Valley Hasler
More podiums and promotions
Irene and Kirsten Just Can’t Stop
Another massive long-distance paddle for this crew.
A successful regatta for the club and individuals.
Good Form at Falcon
A close 3rd for the club at Falcon, with a number of new faces racing.
Something for Everyone
Rain didn’t stop play as Banbury paddlers went all over the country.
Another “quiet” weekend!
The Season’s Underway
We’re racing, and in-region
We’re a Talent Club
BDCC named as one of 10 sprint clubs to be included in the partnership
Have paddles will travel
The Everest of Marathon Canoeing Conquered
Four Banbury paddlers completed the Devizes to Westminster Race this weekend.
The Silly Season has Started
Banbury paddlers are racing all over the country over all distances.
Give It A Go
Come and learn about flatwater racing
It’s Been A While
It’s been a while since we posted but we’ve not been sitting around.
First Win of the Year
A win and a place for Banbury paddlers at the Frank Luzmore Memorial Marathon
Change of Tack
Apparently you can sail on a canal!
Banbury paddlers take on the challenging Cherwell
Tour of the North
Ross Warland Memorial Challenge
Big Win for the Home Team
Wildwater Racing in Wales
Holiday Training Camp
Hard Work over Half-Term
The wait is over – here are the 2018 answers
Fifth at the Finals
Medals and promotions – and gold for Lee and Zoe
Thrills and Plenty of Spills
Wavehopper Championships at Nene Whitewater Centre
Another Double Header
Sprinting at Fladbury and marathon at Henley
Sucesses Home and Away
Numerous medals at Sobeka and promotions from Pangbourne
National Championships at Nottingham
Medal haul at the sprint and wildwater championships
Bank Holiday Racing and Partying
Banbury K2s on Form at Longridge
No Races but Still Busy
Even without any marathon or sprint races on, Banbury paddlers were still travelling around the country.
Canoe Club Cafe
The annual Fairport Convention in Cropredy – and we become a café!
Two New National Champions
Congratulations to Dan and Robin
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...
Something for Everyone
Sprint, marathon and wildwater racing.
Two Hasler races, some wildwater, a picnic, bbq and plenty of coaching.
Sprinting and Switzerland
A small team racing at Nottingham, whilst Rob takes on the wildwater world.
These Girls Did
A record number turned up to the annual This Girl Can … Canoe Day
Reading, Germany, Switzerland and Brigg
Div 1 win for Joe at home, whilst Amy and Rob live it up abroad.
Great results from Szeged to Basingstoke
World Cup A Final for Amy, as marathon paddlers battle Basingstoke
Masters and Marathon Medals
National Titles for Robin and Silver for Joe
More wins at Worcester
Chris and Ray Win Again!
This Girl Can … Canoe Monday 28 May
A free come and try day for women and girls on Monday 28 May with so much more.
Banbury Paddlers went away to Wey
A mixed day for the Banbury paddlers who went to Guildford
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.
April Regatta and Selections
A successful outing for the sprint team at the regatta, culminating in two selections for the World Cups
This Girl Can Canoe
Free taster session for women and girls on Monday 28 May
Easter Training Camp
Resilient juniors kept turning up despite the weather
Devizes to (Westminster) Wokingham
Banbury paddlers took on the weather in the DW
Joe’s going to Germany
Selection for the German National Marathon Championships
Challenging racing for all at RLSCC
Thank you to Tescos
We’re raising money through the Tescos Bags for Good Scheme
International selection for Rob
Successful selection in Scotland
Waterside and Thameside Updates
It may be freezing but we’re still racing.
Thameside 1 Results
Banbury paddlers battle through the wind to make the podium at Reading.
Rob & George medal at Matlock
Banbury paddlers swap the canal for moving water.
Our Chairman comes of “age”
Celebrated Chairman Graham’s significant birthday with K2 chaos and cake
Awards for All
Club Relay Chaos
Bitter rivalry at the club’s race of the year!
Annual Banbury Paddle
Junior Record Broken
Spanish crews make it an international event
Boys swap club for school
Success for two Sibford School paddlers who train at Banbury
Dingbats – the wait is over
The prize winners and the results.
Lightnings Win At Home
Divisional paddlers foiled by Falcon