Paddleboard Tuesdays is a regular summer event that we have set up to gather all the local stand up paddlers around for a paddle, BBQ and good company! This event caters from novices all the to veterans. for our last seasons attendees we have now change location for this years club. Give us a call to find out more about the club and book your spots for this amazing event! We are now at the Trout Inn Lechlade from 6pm on Tuesday evenings.
We have been out paddling on the river Thames and spotted some other paddlers that use the waterway but don’t often come in to contact with other paddlers. So to help people meet up and to let new riders try out Paddleboarding we decided to start a Summer SUP club over the holidays. River paddling with a SUP is so much more fun than lake or flat sea paddling as you get to see the lovely Oxfordshire countryside from a position not many see. Plus Stand Up Paddleboarding is great exercise and great fun on the river especially with a pub at the end of a long paddle.
If you have all your own kit then please just join us on the river for free. We aim to meet every Tuesday at 6.00pm until dark. We have many new paddleboards available to demo for experienced riders. But If you don’t have your own gear then please give us a call and book a rental board and basic lesson. An evening rental is £15 per person/board and includes basic instruction and safety brief. Please call ahead to book a board though as space is limited and don’t want to disappoint you. If you end up buying a paddleboard after trying it then your evening rental is refunded in the sale. We also run a BBQ for the evening which is just £3 per person if you have your own kit and are joining us. BBQ is included with Hire, please let us know if you want BBQ and if Veggie etc on our Facebook Group, email or call us.
We have a range of Paddleboards in our Shop and generally have each available to try at the club so you can find the ideal board with our advice and test it out.
– If you have your own kit then free, (If you want BBQ food then £3 – please book for numbers).
– Hire kit for evening £15 per person/board
– Please Buy a Drink or support the Trout’s charity for letting us use the carpark.
Date and Time:
Every Tuesday Evening from 6.00pm till dark through June, July and August.
We are currently meeting at the Trout Pub Carpark between Lechlade and Buscot from 6.00pm although some paddlers with their own kit arrive earlier. Head into the overflow carpark and in the back corner there is a slipway which we launch from. Please support the Trout by buying a drink or popping a donation in their charity pot for allowing us to use their site for the club. A map link for the location is here.
Notes for Paddlers with their own boards:
Please support the Trout Inn by buying a drink or popping a donation in their charity pot for allowing us to use their site for the club.
Do you need a licence to paddle the Thames? – Yes you need a waterway licence otherwise you can get prosecuted if checked by lock keepers or other officers.
I think the best way for most people to get a licence is to join British Canoeing that is only £3.90 more than just the Thames per year for a single adult (£45) but then gives licence for all canals and rivers in UK. Plus is cheaper for families and couples etc.
If you want just Thames access then you use this form: