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Olympians Sebastian Cuattrin and Sebastian Szubski have provisionally smashed the world record for paddling the 198.5-kilometre stretch of the River Thames from Lechlade, Gloucestershire, to London. The pair covered the route from St John's Lock…

Applications are now open for the position of Paddle UK Chair as Professor John Coyne CBE nears the end of his second term of office. People are at the heart of Paddle UK, formerly British…

Paddle UK is saddened to have learnt of a number of fatalities which have occurred in the Alps over the past few weeks. Paddling can take us to some incredible places but we should all…

Paddle UK is saddened to have learnt of the passing of our Vice-President Roger Fox. Roger was one of the founding members of St Albans Canoe Club, where his interest in canoe slalom developed. The…

Paddlers from the Royal Marines have marked the D-Day 80th anniversary by paddling 90 nautical miles across the English Channel overnight to Northern France. Setting off in two-person Klepper folding kayaks on 4 June from…

Paddle UK is saddened to have learnt of the passing of white water kayaking legend Bren Orton. A joint statement from Palm and Pyranha said: “It is with immense sadness that we announce that our…

Paddle UK has announced an extension to its long-term partnership with 2b Graphic Design, to ensure members can select the benefit of receiving discounted print magazines. Founded by Peter Tranter and Anne Egan, The Paddler…

Paddle UK has today launched a new policy to support volunteers and paid employees to follow an agreed set of standards, to create a safer culture and environment within paddlesport. The Standards for Deployment Policy…

Paddle UK, the national governing body for paddlesports is pleased to announce it has teamed up with Noble Marine giving members exclusive discounts on a range of boat and craft insurance products. Paddle UK members…

Quality Club is Paddle UK’s accreditation programme for paddlesport clubs in England. Since its launch three years ago, it has helped more than 50 clubs exceed our minimum standards in governance, safeguarding, and safety. By…

The Paddle UK Board has approved a series of changes to the current membership pricing structure from 1st May 2024. Paddle UK is pleased to announce that existing and renewing members will be able to…

British Canoeing has begun a new era for the organisation with the launch of the new Paddle UK name and brand identity. Over the last five years, the rapid growth in recreational paddling by a…

To support our ongoing commitment to improving the diversity and representation of our imagery, stories and sport, we are introducing a new initiative across our media channels – the Paddler Spotlight. See how your story…

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3 Year Youth Price

Under 15 Years…£115

16 Years…£95

17 Years…£103

3 Year Young Person Price

18 Years…£111

19 Years…£111

20 Years…£111

21 Years…£121

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Under 13 Years…£145

13 Years…£153

14 Years…£153

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