London’s kayak club for paddling on the Thames, on white water, pool training and sea kayaking. 

We are a friendly London canoe club who welcome all those interested in canoeing and kayaking; from beginners to experienced paddlers, paddling fanatics or just warm weather fans. We are probably London’s most active kayak club for paddling; on the Thames, sea kayaking, rivers and Lea Valley Olympic white water course.

We have weekly pool training sessions for those new to the sport, or wanting to improve.  Paddle trips are organised all year round from our base by the river Thames.
Follow these steps to join us.

1. Sign up to the email list to receive weekly notices about our London kayak sessions and our other Club events.

2. As a newcomer to the Club first come along to our weekly pool session. If you are a beginner you will be taught basic safety drills and rescues. Normally 3 sessions is sufficient for you to become competent. If you have prior kayaking experience this will be quicker

3. After completing the above safety drills you can advance to paddling on our Saturday morning Thames trips. You are allowed to try 2 Thames sessions with the Club before joining.

4. Once you are used to paddling on the Thames, progress to paddling on white water rivers, sea kayaking and surfing.

The Club has everything you need to go touring on the Thames; you just need to bring suitable clothes. 

But don't forget to return to the pool to acquire and improve on skills such as for eskimo rolling. paddle techniques and advanced rescues.
The club has members from all over London, as well as from the local areas of Putney, Fulham, Hammersmith, Wandsworth and Chelsea. 
We are always keen to welcome new members and are BCU affiliated.

Putney Bridge Canoe Club

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