Events

Weekly Activities

Day Session Time Months Suitable for beginners   Paddling Group Additional cost
Monday Slalom Section 18:30 – 20:00 All Year No Intermediates – Advanced
Tuesday Slalom Section 17:30 – 19:00 April – October Yes* Beginners – Intermediates
Tuesday Pool Session 21:00 – 22:00 October – April Yes £5 Members / £7 non members
Wednesday   Club Night Paddling 18:00 – 20:00 All Year Yes*
Wednesday Racing Section 18:00-20:00 All Year Yes*
Wednesday Polo Section (River) 18:00 – 20:00 April – October Yes*
Wednesday Polo Section (Pool) 21:00 – 22:00 October – April No Senior Teams £5
Wednesday Club Night Social 19:00 – 22:30 All Year Yes
Thursday Star Rowing Club Night

Star have exclusive use of the car park on Thursday evening

18:00 – 22:30 All Year
Friday  Slalom Section 16:30 – 18:00 Ad hoc Ask Duckmil Jets
Friday Polo Section (Pool) 20:00 – 21:00 exc Summer No Youth, Women, Newcomers £5
Saturday Polo Section 10:00 – 12:00 All Year Yes*
Sunday Slalom Section 10:00 – 12:00 October – April Yes* Beginners and intermediates
Sunday Racing Section 10:00 – 12:00 All Year

*after completing 1 star or paddlepower

Key Dates

Oct
7
Sun
Washburn Trip @ Washburn White Water
Oct 7 all-day

This will be a peer paddle – everyone is responsible for their own safety and looking out for each other.

This is suitable for 3 star paddlers (or those wishing to progress to 3 star). Kayak, Canoe, or SOT all welcome.

It is a full day trip, we will have a meeting at the club on Wednesday 3rd October to discuss travel arrangements ect…

Oct
19
Fri
Surf Trip 2018 @ The Gower Peninsular
Oct 19 – Oct 21 all-day
Surf Trip 2018 @ The Gower Peninsular | Wales | United Kingdom

Surf Trip: a weekend of sand, sea, fun, Kayak surfing & probably a bit of swimming.

We are now taking bookings, £48 per person. 19th, 20th, 21st October. Location: The Gower Peninsular, Speak to Mark Wilson

Nov
28
Wed
VKC AGM
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
5
Wed
Club Awards Night
Dec 5 @ 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
12
Wed
Club Christmas Meal
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Pizzeria Santaniello

www.pizzeriasantaniello.com

Dec
26
Wed
Beds Canoeists – 53rd 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:

2018 Events

May
6
Sun
66th Bedford Marathon 2018 @ Viking Kayak Club
May 6 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:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/us6b29zg5dcdd5h/66th%20Bedford%20Marathon%202018_Info.pdf?dl=0

Results:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8cex7wui3sp34by/Bedford%20Hasler%202018%20%28provisional%29.htm?dl=0

May
7
Mon
Come & Try It @ Viking Kayak Club
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come & Try It @ Viking Kayak Club | United Kingdom

Come along to have a go at kayaking and canoeing.
£4 for 30 minutes. Minimum age 8 years old.
All canoeing equipment provided
Bring clothes & shoes you can get wet
Changing Rooms & Showers in the clubhouse

Viking Kayak Club
Batts Ford
Commercial Road
Bedford
MK40 1QS

www.vikingkayak.co.uk

Jun
9
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Jul
14
Sat
River Festival – Come & Try It
Jul 14 all-day
Jul
15
Sun
River Festival – Come & Try It
Jul 15 all-day
Sep
1
Sat
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course
Sep 1 – Sep 2 all-day
Cardington Slalom Competition Div 2/3/4 @ Cardington Canoe Slalom Course | England | United Kingdom

The event is now full, please do not travel expecting to get an entry on the day unless this has been agreed in advance.

Online entries here: https://www.canoeslalomentries.co.uk/year/2018/competition/cardington-september

Event Information can be found in the Info Pack

Get updates on water levels, course opening times etc on Twitter https://twitter.com/VikingKayakClub or search #VikingSlalom

 

Dec
26
Wed
Beds Canoeists – 53rd 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: