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British Canoeing is back with a new series of the Paddlecast

British Canoeing is back with a new series of the Paddlecast, every Thursday from 8pm, with guests from across the paddlesport community.

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Following the successful first series in June last year, host Etienne Stott will be back on your screens, live across our social media channels from 8-9pm every Thursday from 18th March.

Members can send us in their questions in advance of the episode and our favourite questions will be featured LIVE in the episode.

To make the most of this exclusive member opportunity click here and submit your questions.

Olympic gold medallist and environmental activist, Etienne said: “We hope these paddlecasts will keep you entertained in the run up to a full return to paddling.

“We’re really excited to bring you this next series of the Paddlecast where we’ll be meeting lots of interesting people from across the paddlesport community covering topics such as access, #ShePaddles, River Health, the Tokyo Games and much more!”

Viewers will be able to watch via Twitter, Facebook and the British Canoeing YouTube channel. A recording of the show will also be made available online on the Clear Access, Clear Waters website, and your favourite podcast app (Spotify, Apple Podcasts) a few days after the live show has aired.

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EPISODE 1 | SERIES 3

Thursday 18th March 2021

The new series starts with a bang and Etienne will be chatting to renowned author, journalist, TV presenter and paddler Lucy Siegle and, Watchdog presenter, consumer expert and undercover kayaker, Matt Allwright.

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Water Quality Ep

EPISODE 2 | SERIES 3

Thursday 25th March 2021

Join Environmental Campaigners Amy Slack from Surfers Against Sewage and Ash Smith from Windrush Against Sewage Pollution as they delve into the murky waters of sewage pollution in our waterways. Find out just how bad the problem is getting, and what you as paddlers can do to help!

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EPISODE 3 | SERIES 3

Thursday 1st April 2021

Join Etienne for this Tokyo Special. He'll be joined by sprint athlete Liam Heath, slalom athlete Adam Burgess and paracanoe athlete Charlotte Henshaw ahead of the Olympics and Paralympics this summer. 

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EPISODE 4 | SEASON 3

Thursday 8th April

This week's episode is all about the importance of #ShePaddles. Why do we have #ShePaddles? Why is it so important? And why no #HePaddles!? Plus lots of talk around women in paddlesport in general. Our guests are Eilidh Gibson, slalom athlete and founder of the Slalom Inspires programme, and Adya Misra, passionate paddler and trailer blazer in the women's paddling community.

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Mental Wellbeing Ep

EPISODE 5 | SEASON 3

Thursday 15th April

This week's episode covers the important topic of paddling for mental wellbeing. We're joined by Lynne Marie Dale from Black Dog Outdoors, Darren Johnson from Three Piers Watersports and Sarah Coombes from Blue Therapy SUP to talk all about the benefits of paddling and the importance of being around blue spaces as a nation. 

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EPISODE 6 | SEASON 3

Thursday 22nd April

This week's Paddlecast will look at the great part that white water paddling and river running has played in the history of British paddlesport over the last 85 years. From early descents in the 40’s and 50’s of European rivers to an explosion of growth during the 70’s with groups taking on challenges and pioneering rivers that were previously deemed impossible. Joining Etienne we have three legends of the sport to discuss what it was like to be involved at that time. 

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Tresspass Special

EPISODE 7 | SEASON 3

Thursday 29th April

For the final episode in the series, this week's paddlecast will focus on the Countryside Rights of Way Act (CRoW), Trespass laws and all things Access. It's one not to miss! We'll be joined by Kate Ashbrook (General Secretary of the Open Spaces Society), Dr Cath Flitcroft (Access & Conservation Officer at the British Mountaineering Council) and Alison Hallas (Policy and Advocacy Officer at The Ramblers).