Events


Weekly Activities

DaySessionTimeMonthsSuitable for beginnersPaddling GroupAdditional Cost
TuesdayPolo Pool Session21:00 - 22:00October to AprilYesPolo£6 - VKC Full Members, £12.50 - Non members using own kit, £19 non member - club kit
WednesdayClub Night Paddling18:00 - 20:00All YearYes*ALL
WednesdayRacing Section18:00 - 20:00All YearYes*
WednesdayPolo Section (River)18:00-20:00April - OctoberYes*
WednesdayClub Night Social19:00 - 22:30All YearYes
ThursdayStar Rowing Club Night
Star have exclusive use of the car park on Thursday evening
18:00 - 22:30All Year
Alternate FridaysGeneral Pool Session20.15 - 21-15October to AprilYesALL welcome£6 - VKC Full Members, £12.50 - Non members using own kit, £19 non member - club kit
Alternate FridaysPolo Section (Pool)20:00 - 21:00October to AprilYes*Youth, Women, Newcomers£6 - VKC Full Members, £12.50 - Non members using own kit, £19 non member - club kit
SaturdayPolo Section10:00 - 12:00All YearYes*
SundayRacing Section10:00 - 12:00All Year

*after completing 1 star or paddlepower

Key Dates

Jun
22
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

national ranking slalom
Catch up with slalom at Viking on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/groups/VKCSlalom

Online entries here

Jul
20
Sat
Bedford River Festival 2024
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day
Aug
31
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

national ranking slalom
Catch up with slalom at Viking on Facebook here

Online entries here

Nov
12
Tue
AGM 2024 Deadline Notice @ Clubhouse
Nov 12 all-day

The deadline to propose member resolutions in advance of the meeting is the 12th November 2024. These should be submitted to the Secretary in writing (this can be by email).

Nominations for elected positions should be submitted to the Secretary in writing, duly proposed and seconded by the 12th November 2023

secretary@vikingkayak.co.uk

Nov
27
Wed
AGM 2024 @ Clubhouse
Nov 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The deadline to propose member resolutions in advance of the meeting is the 12th November 2024. These should be submitted to the Secretary in writing (this can be by email).

Nominations for elected positions should be submitted to the Secretary in writing, duly proposed and seconded by the 12th November 2023

secretary@vikingkayak.co.uk

Dec
26
Thu
Boxing Day Roll @ Etienne Stott White Water Arena
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Boxing Day roll will take place at the Etienne Stott White Water Arena at 11.30.

Paddlers meet at the club at 10.30 to ensure that you are on the water for 11am.

The Roll will take place at 11.30am precisely

Meet at the club after for a post-roll drink.

Video from a previous year:

2024 Events

Apr
28
Sun
Bedford Marathon 2024 (70th) @ Viking Kayak Club
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Courses are situated on the River Great Ouse in Bedford on a 4.3 km circuit. Races to suit Elite, Intermediate, Novice and Lightning divisions.

Catch up with racing at Viking Racing on Facebook here

 

May
6
Mon
Come & Try It @ Batts Ford / Sovereigns Quay Area
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come and Try Kayaking or Canoeing.
📆 Monday 6th May
⏰ 10 am – 3pm
📒 No need to book, just turn up
£5 for 30 minutes.
Jun
22
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

national ranking slalom
Catch up with slalom at Viking on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/groups/VKCSlalom

Online entries here

Aug
31
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

national ranking slalom
Catch up with slalom at Viking on Facebook here

Online entries here

Dec
26
Thu
Boxing Day Roll @ Etienne Stott White Water Arena
Dec 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Boxing Day roll will take place at the Etienne Stott White Water Arena at 11.30.

Paddlers meet at the club at 10.30 to ensure that you are on the water for 11am.

The Roll will take place at 11.30am precisely

Meet at the club after for a post-roll drink.

Video from a previous year: