Events

Weekly Activities

DaySessionTimeMonthsSuitable for beginnersPaddling GroupAdditional Cost
TuesdaySlalom Section18:30 - 20:00All YearNoIntermediates - Advanced
Peer Paddle
TuesdayPool Session21:00 - 22:00October - AprilYes£5 Members / £10 non members
WednesdayClub Night Paddling18:00 - 20:00All YearYes*
WednesdayRacing Section18:00 - 20:00All YearYes*
WednesdayPolo Section (River)18:00-20:00April - OctoberYes*
WednesdayPolo Section (Pool)21:00 - 22:00October - AprilNoSenior Teams£5
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
FridaySlalom Section16:30 - 18:00Ad hocAskIntermediates - Advanced
Peer Paddle
FridayPolo Section (Pool)20:00 - 21:00exc SummerYes*Youth, Women, Newcomers£5
SaturdayPolo Section10:00 - 12:00All YearYes*
SundaySlalom Section14:00 - 16:00October - MayYes*Beginners – IntermediatesMembers: FREE
Non-Members: £10/day
SundayRacing Section10:00 - 12:00All Year

*after completing 1 star or paddlepower

Key Dates

Nov
27
Wed
AGM 27th November
Nov 27 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Save the Date The club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the clubhouse on Wednesday 27th November.

Please arrive by 7.15 pm for a prompt start at 7.30 pm.

Elections The following positions will be up for election:

Chairman – Malcolm Craig has stepped down after his move away from Bedford.

Captain – Richard Evans will be stepping down.

Treasurer – Mike Carter was elected in 2017 for a two-year term.

Youth Leader (under 18 on 1st October)

During the AGM the committee will propose that this role is voted on during the awards night on 4th Dec which more youth members are likely to attend.

The following words are taken from the constitution which you can view here: Nominations for officers of the Club should be with the Secretary in writing, duly proposed and seconded at least two weeks before the A.G.M. These nominations will be posted by the Club Secretary on the Club notice board as soon as possible. Nominations by email will be accepted at secretary@vikingkayak.co.ukalong with a separate email from the respective seconder. The deadline for nominations shall be Wednesday 13th November.
The committee will also introduce resolutions for the following: To amend the constitution to introduce a new “Trustees” section as discussed at the 2018 AGM. To agree a new CIO constitution.

These documents can be viewed here. Queries should be sent to secretary@vikingkayak.co.uk.
If you are interested in how the club works or getting involved come along on a Wednesday evening for a chat with officers & committee members before the AGM.Either just turn up or ask secretary@vikingkayak.co.uk for guidance

Dec
4
Wed
Club Awards Night
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Arrive at 7 for a prompt start at 7.30

Come and celebrate what we’ve done during the year

We have many trophies to award to members for their success & contributions during the year

Bring a plate of food to share & a prize for the raffle if you can

Dec
11
Wed
Club Christmas Meal @ Pizzeria Santaniello
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pizzeria Santaniello

www.pizzeriasantaniello.com

Dec
26
Thu
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

May
3
Sun
68th Bedford Marathon 2020 @ Viking Kayak Club
May 3 all-day

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

 

Dec
26
Sat
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Sun
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Mon
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Tue
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Thu
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Fri
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Sat
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Sun
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Tue
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

2019 Events

May
5
Sun
67th Bedford Marathon 2019
May 5 all-day

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

Information for 2019:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tm81awexignwp1i/67th%20Bedford%20Marathon%202019_Info.pdf?dl=0

Results from 2019:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wz8i793h959qkfp/Bedford%20Hasler%202019%20Results%20%28provisional%29.html?dl=0

 

May
6
Mon
Come & Try Session @ Viking Kayak Club
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Come along to have a go at kayaking and canoeing.
£5 for 30 minutes. Minimum age 8 years old.
All canoeing equipment provided
Bring clothes & shoes you can get wet

Viking Kayak Club
Batts Ford
Commercial Road
Bedford
MK40 1QS

www.vikingkayak.co.uk

Jun
22
Sat
Cardington Slalom
Jun 22 – Jun 23 all-day

National Ranking Division 2/3/4 slalom competition

info: cardingtonslalom@vikingkayak.co.uk
Entries: www.canoeslalomentries.co.uk

Aug
31
Sat
Cardington Slalom
Aug 31 – Sep 1 all-day

National ranking competition Division 2/3/4

Info: cardingtonslalom@vikingkayak.co.uk
Entries: www.canoeslalomentries.co.uk

Sep
7
Sat
National Slalom Interclub Championships @ Cardington
Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Sep
29
Sun
Regatta London @ Central London
Sep 29 all-day

For one amazing day, Rowing, Canoe Kayak and SUP will take over the River Thames to be centre stage in the world’s greatest city! This is the first of our updates letting you know how and when you can take part…

Excitingly, our website will be launching in early June. When the website goes live, so too will entries for Canoe Kayak and SUP.

We’re reinventing paddle sports! In our race classes, we’ll be pushing our mixed events right to the top as our blue-riband events. We will also be introducing non-racing challenge classes so you can enjoy the sport and the venue for what it is – fun!

The Canoe Kayak race classes in this year’s event will be K1, K2, C2 and K4, or you can paddle in other challenge classes. However you choose to take your spot on the start line, you’ll enjoy a stunning 12 mile paddle along a closed River Thames, taking in the capital’s landmarks!

Register your interest here: https://regatta.london/

Dec
26
Thu
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

May
3
Sun
68th Bedford Marathon 2020 @ Viking Kayak Club
May 3 all-day

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

 

Dec
26
Sat
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year:

Dec
26
Sun
Beds Canoeists – Boxing Day Canoe 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 last year: