Basingstoke Canal Canoe Club

A family club which introduces families to canoeing. It is affiliated to the British Canoe Union

“The BCCC was formed in 1979 by boating enthusiasts in Fleet. We offer a wide variety of canoeing to people of all ages. Our first newsletter had articles organising training, racing, slalom, an introduction to sea kayaking, pool sessions at RAF Odiham and canoeing holidays on French rivers. We still offer these and much more.
We support people at all levels of ability in the sport whether they enjoy recreational paddling; the thrill of white water rivers; surfing on the sea or the cut and thrust of competitive canoeing. Several of our members have represented Great Britain in competitive events including Helen Reeves, the Athens 2004 Ladies Olympic slalom bronze medalist, who started her career with the BCCC and was for many years a member with the rest of her family.
In 2003 we moved our base to the Canal Centre, Mytchett to gain better facilities and boat storage. This has enabled us to improve our training resources and the ability to offer canoeing to all the family. The BCCC has received Canoe England’s Club Mark accreditation which recognises the quality management and coaching provision for young people that we provide.”