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Tour 1 of 2016 – London’s Urban Ring: Sunday 8th May


  • Time: 8:30am at RCC
  • Return: 6pm (approx)
  • Length: 12 miles approx
  • Cost: £5pp

 Trip Details

In contrast to our mostly leafy expeditions, this is a loop through London, starting at Victoria Park and taking in the entrance of the mighty Islington tunnel (non-motorised vessels not allowed…)

Usual stuff applies. Meet 8:30am at the club, car sharing and petrol costs (£5pp), bring a picnic and winter woollies (max temp prob not v warm).

Paddle route:

It’s 12 miles and we may get a stop in at a canal side pub or coffee shop in Hackney. But bring usual picnic stuff too.

All emails to Andrew if you’re keen to join this trip (I’m not able to join for this one). Importantly, let him know whether you’re willing and able to drive (roof bars, V bars etc). We need more drivers and V bars this season please if we can. Help is always v much appreciated. You’ll get petrol money, glory and possibly even cake.


We park up on Approach Road next to Victoria Park. E2 9LY area. Free parking on street (CPZ Mon-Fri only)

Driving route from club:,+Richmond/51.5331225,-0.0495902/@51.531889,-0.0627641,15z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x48760c3fa8e5b155:0xcdbb8ad8140d0da4!2m2!1d-0.302926!2d51.4539768!1m0!2m3!6e1!7e2!8j1445160600!3e0


What do I need? NB Please bring your BCU membership card if you have one – ideally we need one per boat

  • Paddling clothes.
  • A change of clothes.
  • A hat, cag and an extra dry layer or 2 – even if it promises to be warm (it doesn’t!) Lunch stop can feel chilly this time of year.
  • Towel
  • Picnic lunch plus snacks and drink for the day. Remember, paddling makes you hungry and thirsty and it will be a long day,
  • Coins unless you have a dry bag.
  • Dry bag if you have one. If not, ask someone if they have space for your extra layer and sandwiches.
  • Suntan lotion (hmm, you never know)
  • Paddles and life-jacket.



Further information

             If you require further information, please contact:

Andrew 07966 549 296

Jules 07712 009 503

Jim 07912 756 492