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 the building work in the town centre.

Races ranged from 2miles for the juniors to 12 miles for the elite racers. From the most experienced paddlers to those who only just started this year and took place in their first race on Sunday it was smiles all round, especially when visiting the cake stall after racing. BDCC had a great day putting out a team of 45 paddlers with lots of podium finishes but despite our weight in numbers the club as a whole came third on the day behind Falcon and Reading.