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"Helping and Inspiring people to go canoeing”

Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the British Canoeing (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. Since then the organisation has grown considerably, and the range of canoeing opportunity has increased tremendously.

The British Canoeing is the umbrella organisation for Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Canoeing Association.

You can contact the British Canoeing at:

    British Canoeing
    National Water Sports Centre
    Adbolton Lane
    West Bridgford
    Nottingham
    NG12 2LU

    Tel: 0845 370 9500 (Please note calls to this number cost 7 pence per minute plus your telecoms companies access charge)
    or 0300 0119 500
    Fax: 0845 370 9501
    email

This is also the British Canoeing's registered office address. It is registered in England and Wales with company number 152 54 84  VAT number 347 364 441.     

Canoe England
National Water Sports Centre, Adbolton Lane, West bridgford, Nottingham, NG12 2LU
Tel: 0845 370 9500 (Please note calls to this number cost 7 pence per minute plus your telecoms companies access charge)
Fax: 0845 370 9501 e-mail   
Office Hours 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

Scottish Canoe Association
Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ
Tel: 0131 317 7314 Fax: 0131 317 7319 
e-mail   http://www.canoescotland.org or general.office@canoescotland.org

Canoe Wales
Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7NU
Tel: 01678 521199 Fax: 01678 521158  e-mail    www.canoewales.com

The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Unit 2 Rivers Edge 13-15 Ravenhill Road Belfast BT6 8DN
Tel: 02890738884 office@cani.org.uk    www.cani.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 – 4.30

Officers of the BCU 

Chairman Mohamed Elsarky
President Albert Woods OBE
Vice Presidents David Gent
Alan Laws
David Green
Tim Brabants
Duncan Winning
Malcolm Kerry
Roger Fox
Alan Baker
Company Secretary Paul Owen