Welcome to Solihull Canoe Club
Canoeing is a popular and fast growing sport. It is a great way to get fit and explore the countryside of Britain.
Here at Solihull Canoe Club we take part in both recreational and
competitive kayaking & canoeing. Even if you are a complete
beginner, you are most welcome to come along for a try out under the
guidance of qualified British Canoeing (BC) coaches.
are based at Catherine-de-Barnes on the Grand Union Canal near Solihull and Birmingham in the
West Midlands. For a map and details of how to get to the club; click on Find Us
club is a registered charity with volunteer committee members and
coaches, for more information on who we are; our experience and qualifications; click on People
club meets every Saturday with a performance group in the morning and a
recreational group in the afternoon. If you are a novice or regular canoeist and would like
to come along we would be delighted to see you. If you need any further information see either About Us
. or, if that does not meet your needs, please phone or email us.
Details of Membership costs can be found on About Us
As one of the top Midlands clubs, Solihull Canoe club was
invited to the Hasler finals on the Thames on the weekend! And we did well,
coming second in the Midlands in the points standing. The starts were very busy
with over 50 kayaks in some of the starts and 8 of us from the club had a great
day in the sun on the Thames. And thanks
to the family & friends who came down to support the paddlers. And top marks went to Adam and Ellie
who came second in the Div 8 K2's! It was a fitting end to another good racing
season for the club.
After being fortified by an excellent cooked breakfast, ten of the touring group fought their way through the undergrowth on the Penk and Sow. Thanks to Ian and David who had to saw through a number of branches we made it through! A fallen tree across the Sow was a particular challenge. Once again we were lucky with the weather and the trip was very enjoyable.
The Cooks and
Tom Lusty all excelled in the National Kayak & canoe championships at
Nottingham last weekend. Matthew Cook won the 200m lightning paddleabilty gold
medal. Oliver Cook won the boys U18 200m and 500m canoe silver medals. And Tom
Lusty won all 4 gold medals for being the men's National K1 and K2 500m and
1000m champion, then picked up a silver medal in the 500m K4. To put Tom's achievements into perspective, the
other national men's champion in the picture with Tom is Liam Heath, who is the
current K1 200m Olympic, world and European