Kit + Training

Value for money….

Start kayaking in the cheapest way!

The quality and quantity of kit that we offer is the best deal you will find anywhere. Our club aims to meet the student budget and provide everyone the opportunity to start our brilliant sport!

As a part of your membership, we give you access to all of our kit! Given that the average costs of boats are £850, paddles £250, helmets £120 and buoyancy aids £200, a price of £110 for all of this is a bargain!

Where do we store our kit?

We have a space called ‘the cave’ on campus, located in the sports park on campus. We share this space with other societies so we ask our members to respect this space and be mindful of other valuable kit stored there too. When we go on trips or competitions, we usually meet here to load our bus and travel to the location. All members help with this process as it makes it a lot faster to organise everything! Once a year we have a ‘cave clean’ to ensure all our equipment is maintained at a good standard and kept tidy and accessible. Our Kit Sec will repair damages throughout the year so members have the best quality!

How do we transport kit to and from trips/competitions?

This is our club bus!

We use this on all our trips and competitions as it is easier to transport all our kit! Several members are insured on it which makes trips accessible. Our new roof bars mean that we can load boats on the roof as well as in the bus. Look out for our bus on campus which is kept in the sports car park.

What kit do I need to bring on trips?

We provide most of your kit that you need on the river but you will need to bring…

  • water and food for a day of paddling
  • spare clothes
  • towel

If you have any of your own paddling gear feel free to bring this along too!

We have an assortment of boats, paddles, buoyancy aids and helmets. There are also wetsuits, waterproof cags and some watershoes for members to borrow.

What does your membership include?

Within your membership, you have access to three pool sessions a week which includes 1 to 1 training on key skills as well as time to individually work on improvements in paddling. We have a very inclusive environment in this since we learn from, and support one another. Whether you have never sat in a kayak before or you’ve been paddling for years, there is something in pool sessions for everyone.

This is St Luke’s pool, on campus, where we have our pool sessions.

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