Tim Jones Challenge – the Worcester Ring

Entries are now open for the Tim Jones Challenge on Saturday 3 July. This is our 20 mile circular event through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. It is open to canoes, kayaks, SUPs and anything else you may care to paddle (although we think K4s are too long to get round the corners…). It’s a varied, interesting circular course on mostly canals with some river.  It’s fully marshalled with food and water stops, hot food and showers at the end (covid permitting…) And a challenge, definitely a challenge.

If you have any queries just ask Julian or email worcesterring@hotmail.com

And we are open again (more or less)

Happily, club activities resume on the river on Monday 29 March. We will have access to the boatshed to store boats (but not to the changing rooms until mid-April).

We are hoping to start some introductory taster sessions for beginners in April 2021 (river level dependent), if you are interested in joining a session please see getting started and then email coachingcoordinator@hotmail.com. Everyone welcome (as long as you don’t mind getting wet), we have specific sessions for juniors (under 18s).

The Canoe Club is Back

We reopened at the end of May for members to resume paddling. There is socially distanced access to the boathouse, but unfortunately for health and safety reasons, the gym, changing rooms, showers and social area cannot be used.

We are not currently running any beginners courses but it is possible we may be able to by the end of the Summer / early Autumn (it gets too cold after that). If you are interested you can contact us at coachingcoordinator@hotmail.com. If you are an experienced paddler who would like to join or have any other queries, please contact worcestercc@yahoo.co.uk

Julian, Chairman

The club is closed until further notice

We regret that the canoe club is closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus crisis. The club is now locked so your key card will not open the doors (Fess and Julian have the keys).

It is most unlikely the May Hasler event will go ahead, although we are hopeful for the Worcester Ring in September. We have no current plans to run beginners’ sessions this Summer.

Best wishes,

Julian
Chairman

Tim Jones Challenge – the Worcester Ring

The Worcester Ring Challenge is back. Now named the Tim Jones Challenge, this year’s will be on Saturday 19th September (bit later than usual, should still be decent weather and the swans will be more relaxed…). Hope to see you there. More details at https://worcester-ring.org/

The Worcester Ring is our 15 or 20 mile circular event through the beautiful Worcestershire countryside. It is open to canoes, kayaks, SUPs and anything else you may care to paddle (although we think K4s are too long to get round the corners…). It’s a varied, interesting circular course on mostly canals with some river.  It’s fully marshaled with food and water stops, hot food and showers at the end. And a challenge, definitely a challenge.

Wildlife and walls

With thanks to Robin, some photos of the local turtle / terrapin / sea monster*. Any suggestion for names? Apparently this was taken at some risk, possibly of being viciously snapped.

It has been around for a few years now, and can be found sunning himself by the banks in the Summer. Presumably it hibernatates in the winter.

And finally, the building works on the retaining wall are well in progress:

*I am a canoeist not a zoologist.

Bryan Harrison

The Club are sorry to hear of the passing of Bryan Harrison, who has  died after suffering a long illness.  He was the early member who introduced the club to Slalom & owned the canvas folding kayak in the stair well.   We will circulate further details when they are available.