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by quicky
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: bcu 2 star
Replies: 21
Views: 1199

Re: bcu 2 star

if you can't manage that are you sure you want to be a coach / should be canoeing. If your are registered disabled, that is enough for a serious complaint. I am sure that quite a few 'coaches' have no idea what it is like to have a disability. There are also quite a few paddles with disabilities or...
by quicky
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: bcu 2 star
Replies: 21
Views: 1199

Re: bcu 2 star

I have been told that you have to do a self rescue in both canoe and kayak and they have already let me off carrying them to and from the bank as this is a total no go having said that because of my limitations I would never be able to kayak on my own . But once I am in my kayak you can't tell I am...
by quicky
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wood Mill Weir, Itchen River and very angry Fisherman!
Replies: 8
Views: 1813

Re: Wood Mill Weir, Itchen River and very angry Fisherman!

Can you fill in the access map please.

http://access.canoedaysout.com/

Might be an idea to talk to the shop as well
by quicky
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low headroom bridge on Trent
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Re: Low headroom bridge on Trent

There has been an exchange of e-mails with BC Chris Page To Me Today at 3:16 PM Andy I have seen the thread started on Song of the Paddle. Can I request you remove the actual email from this thread? This contains private and confidential information which was intended, for feedback, from the people...
by quicky
Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low headroom bridge on Trent
Replies: 10
Views: 1664

Low headroom bridge on Trent

http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?46160-Bridge-over-the-River-Trent Angry Bridge over the River Trent Inspired by the new logo CE/BC are getting ready to sell us down the river. Catton Estates are proposing to build a low headroom bridge over the Trent effectively blocking the PR...
by quicky
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:31 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's
Replies: 24
Views: 5325

Re: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's

and then...

Richard Witheridge It's not white water active. It's white water tubing uk who merged with Llangollen outdoors. Who technically were mile end mill trust
by quicky
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's
Replies: 24
Views: 5325

Re: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's

I asked on FB.... seems a bit strange... Andy Povey The site is now rented by white water active, who have installed the gate due to "fly tipping" costing £1500 to remove rubbish, and also it was getting used as a "dogging hotspot"... Apparently .....The gate is open till 10pm on a Monday and 5:30pm...
by quicky
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Wales - North
Topic: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's
Replies: 24
Views: 5325

Re: Charging a £3 fee at JJ's

Anyone got any idea who has hired it now and when it is open etc...
by quicky
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy
Replies: 13
Views: 1998

Charity Steam Paddle for Muscular Dystrophy

Just a little bump, http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=110642 Charity Steam Paddle CHARITY PADDLE FOR MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. Llangollen 18th OCT 2014. The idea is to raise over £10,000 on the Saturday 18th Oct 2014 by having a paddle down the River Dee from Glyndyfrdwy to the...
by quicky
Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Throw bag olympics
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Throw bag olympics

For something daft, spin round ten times quickly with your head on a broom looking down and then try to throw a good line to a target person near the end range of the bag.
by quicky
Sat May 31, 2014 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Sorry, another which kayak!
Replies: 12
Views: 1057

Re: Sorry, another which kayak!

Used to surf my RPM with no problems as all in some quite big surf. It all depends what you want to do in it really.
by quicky
Thu May 29, 2014 1:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bouyancy Aids for larger paddlers.
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Bouyancy Aids for larger paddlers.

Hi All, I am trying to locate a supplier of BA close to NW Eng, or NW that would have some for paddlers with larger chest sizes than 50 inches. Quite a few of the manufacturers seem to go up to 50inches but not over and the ones we have seen on the web that are larger like the Kokatat Ronin, you can...
by quicky
Tue May 20, 2014 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Green paper news from fishy forums

Interesting statement from the AT as they say something that John Griffiths does not say....... Looks like they cannot even read his statement....
by quicky
Tue May 20, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Green paper news from fishy forums

From FB http://www.anglingtrust.net/news.asp?itemid=2117&itemTitle=Anglers+Welcome+Government+Decision+Not+to+Impose+Unfettered+Access+to+Rivers+in+Wales§ion=29§ionTitle=Angling+Trust+News "The organisations welcome the commitment to Voluntary Access Agreements, which allow riparian owners t...
by quicky
Mon May 19, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Green paper news from fishy forums

WyeUsk Foundation wrote:We met the Minister in January to press the case for voluntary arrangements such as those we have set up here and so this is very good news. At the same time, it is clear that we should take the opportunity he is suggesting pan Wales to head off the possibility of Welsh Gove...
by quicky
Mon May 19, 2014 3:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Green paper news from fishy forums

Canoe Wales has made a reply to the Minister's statement: http://www.canoewales.com/news.aspx?ArticleID=254 Canoe Wales welcomes the statement by John Griffiths, Minister for Culture and Sport on access and outdoor recreation made on 15th May. It is great to see the Welsh Government underlining the ...
by quicky
Sun May 18, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Llyn Tegid/Bala Lake Fatality
Replies: 1
Views: 781

Llyn Tegid/Bala Lake Fatality

From SOTP More sad news. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-n...wales-27464088 Sadly I have been expecting bad news with Llyn Tegid for some time. Lots of inexperienced folk paddling there at weekends often without buoyancy aids and the water temperature is still low. I have not seen any detail of t...
by quicky
Fri May 16, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Green paper news from fishy forums

Correction: appraently the CW member is no longer on the steering group but others with links are. Would be still interesting to see what has been agreed.
by quicky
Fri May 16, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Green paper news from fishy forums
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Green paper news from fishy forums

http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?44078-BMC-actively-campaign-for-access-in-Wales Wrongangle wrote: Is this the green paper that everyone has been waiting for? http://www.rwga.co.uk/Daily_Reports.html So that’s it for the time being, try again in a couple of years. In the meanti...
by quicky
Mon May 12, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11674

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

8k someone is laughing about that!
by quicky
Sat May 03, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley - assessments
Replies: 58
Views: 5421

Re: Lee Valley - assessments

Going down in a sprint boat would be interesting....
by quicky
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Welsh tourism, Green Paper and Welsh Gov
Replies: 0
Views: 472

Welsh tourism, Green Paper and Welsh Gov

From facebook. How important is activity tourism to Wales? Just the 8,243 jobs and £601 million in expenditure. That's 10% of the total tourism spend in Wales. Now where is our green paper on access to the countryside?? http://www.snowdonia-active.com/toptopic.asp?tipid=866 Outdoor Activity Tourism ...
by quicky
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Good Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 1769

Re: Good Advice

Covering there backs so if someone did jusmop in and tried to sue they could say there was a sign...
Like the American cars which says something crazy about committing sucicide on them....
by quicky
Tue Apr 29, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11674

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

Yep but you were not standing in the office when the kids got the crayons out.
by quicky
Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11674

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

Is nottingham classed as Midlands? Maybe they asked everyone in the office and the cleaners....
paddlers, non paddlers, club members, non club
members, recreational canoeists. That probably covers all the staff.
by quicky
Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11674

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

Anyone admitting to being on the focus groups?
by quicky
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish Dee Access notification
Replies: 1
Views: 615

Scottish Dee Access notification

There is a document on the Scottish Dee which seems to suggest contacting the Gillies when you want to paddle the river. SCA is on it as well so I though I would clarify. SCA said Scottish Canoe Association The SCA has been consulted about the request for large groups and commercial activities to le...
by quicky
Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing
Replies: 123
Views: 11674

Re: BCU Rebranded - British Canoeing

http://www.gbcanoeing.org.uk/gbc/index.cfm/news/olympic-disciplines-competition-review/ Olympic Disciplines Competition Review British Canoeing have commissioned an independent agency, Wharton Consulting, to conduct a review of the competition structures in Slalom and Sprint Racing. The purpose of t...