Welcome!

Welcome to the website of Lee Valley Paddlesports Club
Proud to be the resident club at Lee Valley White Water Centre

The Centre opened its doors to us for our first Club Night on Wednesday 7th May 2014 and, with your involvement and support, we continue to develop and deliver part of the 2012 Olympic Legacy.
Our vision is for a vibrant, friendly club offering a full range of paddle sports. Whether you are a beginner, or a world champion, we welcome you to Lee Valley Paddlesports Club!

The Return of Club Nights

We are delighted to announce that Club Nights are due to resume, subject to any national or local changes in the meantime, on Wednesday April 7th.

1)    Guidelines

Once again, there will be strict guidelines in place for participation. These must be followed for everyone’s safety.

Please refer to the current regulations and ensure that you are up to date with the requirements. 

2)    Club Night Sessions

We are planning on running the Legacy Loop at 6:00, 7:00 and 8:00pm, and the Olympic Course at 7:30 and 8:30pm. Booking will be via WebCollect (you must be an LVPC Club Member to access the bookings). Bookings will be available on WebCollect from 1st April midnight (Wednesday night/Thursday morning).

Bookings will be available for rafting on the Legacy Loop 7pm, and the Olympic Course 8:30pm.

For further details on how to make a booking, please go to our ‘Information on our booking system’ page HERE

Initially, all sessions will be for assessed paddlers only. Unassessed paddlers, please see our Coaching Update.

3)    Prices

Paddling fees will remain, in the immediate term, the same as they were in 2020. However, with fewer paddlers being allowed on the course in order to manage social distancing measures, and, the increased costs of water time being charged to the Club, we reluctantly  will have to increase prices in the near future. The exact fee is still to be decided, but it is the Committee’s intention that the cost per hour will remain less than for LVWWC public sessions.

4) Membership extension

Because of the disruption to Club paddling this year, the Club’s General Committee has agreed that the Club Year will be extended to 30th September 2021

There are a small number of paddlers who hadn’t passed the Legacy assessment but had renewed for 2019/20 when the first lockdown happened. As they were not permitted to paddle due to Club guidelines, those members will have their membership extended until September 30th 2022. Our Membership Secretary will be contacting those people personally.

5) Membership Applications

If you are looking to become a member of Lee Valley Paddlesports Club, please contact our Membership Secretary (Pam Phillips) in the first instance, at  membership@leevalleypaddlesportsclub.org  for more details about joining, as our criteria have changed due to the implementation of COVID-19 guidelines. Water booking availability may also be restricted in April/May 2021 for those joining in 2021 to accommodate a backlog of Club Night bookings that were postponed due to the last Lockdown.

Please also be aware that we have adjusted our Club Year to reflect the necessary cancellation of Club activities since March 2020. So do please contact our Membership Secretary to make sure you have the current information on the duration of new memberships and the associated membership fees.

 6) Membership Renewals

Given the impact of the COVID-19 containment regulations during 2020, annual memberships for the year 2020-2021 will now run until the 30th September 2021. Even if you renewed for 2020 back in March 2020 (before the original 1st April deadline), your annual membership will run to 30th September 2021.

The Talent Club Partnership

Read about the new Talent Club Partnership initiative between the Club and the England Slalom Talent Programme of British Canoeing based at Lee Valley.

Full details are HERE or you can see a short overview in our News pages.

We are currently updating this website

Apologies for any inconvenience, but we are currently updating the LVPC website to take account of guidance and our new practices that will enable us to re-commence and maintain our Club Night activities from 7th April 2021.

 

Lee Valley Paddlesports Club Ltd

Lee Valley Paddlesports Club Ltd is a Private Company Limited by Guarantee without a share capital. Registered in England & Wales, Company Number 8905366. As the resident club at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, our registered address is Lee Valley White Water Centre, Station Road, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire EN9 1AB.

Lee Valley Paddlesports Club Ltd is a community-focused club run by volunteers to promote participation in paddle sports and to provide paddle sports opportunities.