Richmond Canoe Club
Richmond Canoe Club was founded in 1944. Today, the club concentrates on sprint and marathon racing and recreational paddling, both in canoes and kayaks.
The club runs a variety of courses and training sessions for all ages and abilities. (See Paddling at Richmond & Training)
As the only racing canoe club 'on the tube' (ie:within easy reach of London Public Transport System) it has been for many years the base for many top foreign paddlers living in London. Australians, Kiwis, South Africans, Irish and more have all made Richmond their training base in England.
For many years now, Richmond Canoe Club has been the base away from home for a large number of foreign paddlers, many of whom paddle at international level.
Reason for this are varied but it certainly helped by the fact that Richmond is the only big racing club within the 'Tube'', London's urban underground railway system. In practical terms this is the only club where someone working in central London could train everyday. Even for weekend paddlers, being able to get out regularly without needing a car continues to be a big attraction.
Richmond Canoe Club would like to extend a particularly warm welcome to overseas paddlers. If you're visiting the UK for any length of time and will be based in the London area, get in touch or drop by. We'll try to help you make your stay in Britain a memorable one.