It started with a plan on the back of an envelope; as all great plans do! Truro Canoe Race Club wanted a challenge which any of their members could take part in and the British Canoeing Three Lakes Challenge fitted the bill perfectly.
British Canoeing launched their newest Challenge Route at the end of April and within no time two adventurous folk were the first to get their names on the leaderboard.
Channel the spirit of champions on a challenge route to the heart of Olympic glory. Head out on the water this weekend and try the latest British Canoeing Challenge Route; the London Legacy Loop.
As 2017 draws to a close we wanted to celebrate some of the great people who have got involved with Go Canoeing challenges this year.
Our latest adventure seekers; Chris Moore and Ilona Ulme, chose to take on our Three Lakes Challenge with a four legged friend for company.
We are excited to be celebrating the release of our new challenge route! The Worcester Ring Challenge has existed as a yearly event, run by Worcester Canoe Club, for the past few years. Now you can also take it on, independently and in your own time.
Up until April this year Caden Horsley had been the youngest person to paddle our Three Lakes Challenge. The mantle has now been passed to Tobey Percival who, at nine years old, completed the challenge, over three days, with his Dad, Darren.
British Canoeing would like to congratulate Lizzie Carr, who became the first female in history to solo paddleboard across the English Channel.
Richard Sainsbury and his brother, Glyn, are currently training to take on the Go Canoeing Three Lakes Challenge in 24 hours. As part of their preparation they spent their Easter break training, including taking on another of our challenge routes; The Trent Loop Challenge.
Early in January the Slea Paddlers decided to get as many members as possible to attempt all of the British Canoeing challenge routes during the year. For the first challenge it was decided to keep it local and take on the new Trent Loop Challenge.
A short notice trip to Nottingham proved fruitful for three canoeists this February when they shot to the top of the Trent Loop Challenge Leaderboard.