Newbury Canoe Club is situated on the Kennet and Avon Canal. The clubhouse is on the south bank of the canal, to the rear of the Newbury Public Library. The immediate stretch of water allows paddlers to paddle continuously for 1000m before a portage is necessary. Thereafter it is possible to paddle as far as Bristol to the West and Reading, London and beyond to the East.
Since the completion of the clubhouse in 2017, we have continued to grow as a club, welcoming experienced paddlers and training many new paddlers on our beginners' courses.
Newbury Canoe Club organises the Waterside Series each year - the largest racing series in the country, and has an established history and strong active involvement in sprint and marathon kayaking.
Being registered with British Canoeing and running as a members based club NCC prides itself on ensuring that all members paddle safely and show respect to all other users and wildlife of the waters. Whilst they are not accountable for the behaviours of others, members aim to be ambassaders and positive role models to all users of the waters by abiding by the 'Paddlers code' https://www.britishcanoeing.org.uk/access-and-environment/environment-good-practice
The new building offers an array of amenities, including showers, toilets, secure lockers, meeting spaces, a kitchen, various boats and equipment, exercise machines, gym equipment, informational boards, and educational facilities. The club also hosts exercise classes and activities.
NCC provides a growing selection of boats, paddles, buoyancy aids, and spray decks for members, who often store personal equipment at the club for easy access.
NCC offers affordable fees for the wealth of opportunities it provides.
To join, prospective members must demonstrate safe paddling proficiency, either through assessment or completion of a club run training course.
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Members are encouraged to take their paddling and involvement to the next level, with access to Paddlesport Leader and Coach training through British Canoeing. To learn more about the Pathway to Paddling click here.
By being a member you become part of a friendly, supportive and informative community that carries a full diary of training and social activities.
Weekly paddle, pie and pint (PPP)
K1 training and improver sessions
General paddle skills workshops.
External paddling trips trying out different paddling experiences
Weekly yoga and circuit training sessions
Involvement in campaigns such as the British Canoeings 'big clean up' and #shepaddles
A Whatsapp group where ideas, advice and photos are shared, along with organising paddling sessions between members.
Annual social events at the clubhouse where you get to meet lots of other members on dry land.
For full acces to the events and activities calendar become a member.
Members can find the calendar here
Try out our taster sessions first where you will get to meet some of the members and see if you take to the water.
Affiliated with the British Canoeing Association, NCC offers BCA qualification training. A range of training groups cater to diverse skill levels, and newcomers are always welcome. Additional individual or bespoke coaching sessions can be arranged for members with club coaches.
For full acces to the members training schedule and lots more become a member.