Welcome! We are an active, friendly club for canoeists and kayakers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We do all types of paddling, both recreational and sporting from gentle river trips, playboating & white water, sea & surf, competing in Slalom, Marathon or Polo, or just having fun on the water.
If you'd like to join us, please see the details on our Membership page.
63rd BEDFORD MARATHON 2015
Sunday 3rd May is the 63rd annual running of Viking’s Bedford Marathon race!
Around 200 racing kayaks will be ripping up the river up and down the Embankment which is a great spectacle. There are actually a number of different races for the different divisions over roughly 3km to 30km (3km for the children’s lightning class through to 30km for the very top paddlers)
So make sure you get down the club to:
Help out with the event
Cheer everyone on and just enjoy the atmosphere
Helpers Please See Tony and check the Forum for how you can help
Details of the race and entry form are included here
All the latestest updates will be found in the event folder below.
2015 Key Dates for Your Dairy
Monday - Slalom Training
Tuesday - Slalom Training
Wednesday - Club Night
Polo Pool Training
Thursday - (Star Rowing Club Night DO NOT USE the car park)
Friday - Youth Pool Sessions
Saturday - Polo Training
Sunday - Race Training (every first Sunday of a month will be club time trials)
Slalom Training (Winter)
3 May - Bedford Canoe & Kayak Marathon - VKC Clubhouse, Top River
4 May - Come and Try Canoeing & Kayaking - VKC Clubhouse
23 - 31 May - National Go Canoeing Week
13 - 14 June - Cardington Slalom (Division 2/3/4)
25 July The Canoe Race, Bedford Top River
25-July to 2-Aug - Llandysul Trip
29 - 30 August - Cardington Slalom (Division 2/3/4)
12 - 13 September - Canoe Slalom Interclubs, Cardington
October - Surf Trip TBC
November - Christmas Lights Turn On (No Paddling) TBC
2 December - AGM, Prompt 19:30 start
9 December - Awards Night
16 December - Christmas Meal
24 December - Christmas Eve Paddle Treasure Hunt
26 December - 50th Boxing Day Roll, Duckmill
For more information check the calendar or connect the section rep for details.
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