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WASHBURN TRIP 20th/22nd October 2017

Sorry for the late notice, but I have just noticed that the Washburn is running on Sunday 22nd October. This is a great little, grade 2/3, dam-release river in North Yorkshire. This could be combined with a trip on the Saturday on the Tees (section dependent on the group, but could be the section from High Force to Low Force - grade 4 or from Barnard Castle to Winston Bridge - grade 3) or perhaps a run on the Wharfe (grade 2/3/4). Incidentally, it's only about an hour and a half to the River Kent from this area.
If it doesn't rain at all, there is a whitewater course at the Tees Barrage. It runs from 10am to 5pm and I think it is only £8.75 for the day. It has a travelator and you could use a playboat all weekend then.
Please let me know, by email, if you are interested. I need to know as soon as possible so that I can book a bunk house.


Simon Cowell and Vladimir Putin share a birthday today.  Coincidence?  Has anyone ever seen them together at the same time?  Something to discuss at the pool session tomorrow!

Exe-llent Opportunity to Paddle!

Did I use that joke last year?  Sorry!  The Exe & Barle trip is coming up next weekend (13th - 15th October) - a fantastic intro to easy moving water, with a campsite opposite the finest hostelry in Devon where you can tell your tall tales in the evening - contact Geoff and sign up!

Gym Tidy

Please leave the gym as you'd hope to find it - weights put away, etc.   Thanks!

3 star kayak touring course

3 star kayak touring course at Yalding on Sunday 22nd and Sunday 29th October.  There are only 3 spaces  - left contact me on or see me at the club.

New Parking Terminal

So, this may be the final chapter in the long-running Saga of the Parking Terminal!  

We now have, courtesy of ParkingEye, a shiny new touchscreen parking terminal.  Please do NOT use the paper pads any more, they are unlikely to be accepted.  You will need to put your registration in every time you visit - it's upstairs, where the old one was.  Please let me know in case of problems, and the gym should be able to sort out any remaining unfair PCNs.

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Last of the Summer Courses ...

A couple of photos from the river this morning, where Mike L & Geoff O were running the final beginner course of the season!  Enter your email here (or follow us on Facebook or Twitter) to be notified of next year's dates!

Cuckmere Next Weekend

Come and join us on the tidal Cuckmere, where, with luck, the 10-mile paddle will float past as we catch the tide!    This should be a really nice paddle next Sunday (8th October) - more details here.