Blackwater Valley Canoe Club is operating in accordance to the latest Government guidance, see our COVID-19 Guidance and Operating Procedures for details.
Hire for Official Club Activities
Equipment is always available for use at official club activities, however not all of our venues have equipment stored onsite.
We understand that when you are new to the sport its unlikely you will have your own roof rack and if this is the case, the best thing is to let us know as soon as possible before your chosen event, so we can help buddy you with a volunteer who does!
|Venue||Equipment Storage/Collection Details|
|Aldershot Lido||Equipment is available on site|
|Hawley Lake||Equipment is available on site|
|Yately Indoor Pool Sessions||Equipment available on site but limited types/sizes, so indicate on your booking if you need to use kit and where possible bring your own if you have your own|
|Canal Sessions||Sometimes we can borrow from local sites (if this is the case we will put it on the event details), however otherwise the collection shall always be on the last lido/indoor session before we transition sessions. As canal sessions run for a few weeks, we encourage that where you have your own roof rack and appropriate storage at home that you take the equipment home each week|
|Trips/Expeditions||We very rarely will have equipment on site for trips/expeditions so we ask that any equipment collection should be done on the last available Wednesday session before the trip|
IF YOU CAN’T TRANPORT KIT YOURSELF OR CAN’T MAKE THE COLLECTION DAY – LET US KNOW AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE – WE SHALL TRY OUR BEST TO BUDDY YOU WITH A VOLUNTEER WHO CAN HELP YOU!
We strongly encourage that if a volunteer is helping take kit to and from sessions for you that you help support them with any collection/loading/unloading and let them know if you are coming or not so they don’t load the kit unnecessarily for you.
Hire for Personal Use
The priority for the club is always to protect the health and well being of our members and for that reason there is a whole section in our Latest Hire Terms that is dedicated “Safety and Good Practice” requirements that you should ensure you are familiar with.
We also expect members to take responsibility for ensuring they are ready and equip to be safe on the water, which can be done through holding appropriate safety qualification for the proposed remit you intend to paddle or at a minimum completing the British Canoeing Introduction to Paddlesports eLearning and watching the following British Canoeing Safety Video.
If you wish to hire for personal use please get touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.