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05 June : Night Kayaking along The Thames to Big Ben

  • Jun 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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IMPORTANT NOTICE

DUE TO A TECHNICAL ISSUE OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL ATTENDEES WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY CONFIRMED A PLACE WITH PAYMENT HAVE BEEN DELETED FROM THIS EVENT. IF YOU DO NOT APPEAR ON THE RSVP LIST. PLEASE ADD YOURSELF TO THE WAIT LIST AND MESSAGE THE EVENT ORGANISER THANK YOU FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING


The Thames really is at its most beautiful as the daylight fades, and London's reflection shimmers on its dark waters. This trip is planned around the tides, allowing you to glide down river to see Albert Bridge , the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament in all their splendour before returning to our base at Chelsea on the new flood tide.

We run this trip in highly stable boats, so no experience is required, and our expert guides will help you master the basics of boat control during your journey.

Check out the photos from our last event

Duration

Roughly two and a half hours, including briefing time and kitting out

 

Cost

£36.05

Includes initial tuition, all specialist equipment, including appropriate illumination.

Payment is by paypal when you RSVP

Remember that you should be aware of and accept  any risks as you are responsible for your own safety and you should not undertake anything beyond your abilities. It is also your responsibility to be correctly equipped for the weather and activity you have chosen to participate in.
Everyone in the group has to obtain appropriate insurance.
: http://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/Policies.aspx

The BMC offer excellent policies for all outdoor enthusiasts at competitive rates.

Timings

7.00pm Meet at Cremorne Riverside Centre, Cremorne Gardens, SW10 0QH

Facilities exist to get changed prior to hitting the water.

Briefing, kitting out and pairing up ready to depart in your two person kayak

9.30pm Approx finish time

Those requiring liquid and food refreshment afterwards can join us at a local bars afterwards. Details to follow.

 

I have reserved space for post event drinks & food if requied

Details to follow..


HOW TO FIND CREMORNE RIVERSIDE CENTRE

Based inside Cremorne Gardens on the junction of Lots Road and Cremorne Road.

By Bus – Best option – it’s a five minute walk from Battersea Bridge, or the Worlds End stop on the Kings Road.

By Overground - Imperial Wharf overground station is around a 7 minute walk, and can be reached via Clapham Junction or Shepherd’s Bush mainline stations, or by changing from the London Underground system at West Brompton (District Line).

By Tube - Fulham Broadway and Sloane Square tube stations are both around a 15 – 20 minute walk away.

By Bike - Cyclist can lock their bikes within the facilities grounds.

By Bigger Bikes - Motorcycle parking bays exist within Kensington & Chelsea, some are free other marked Resident require a permit. So check.  At the time of writing there is a bay located on Lotts Rd at the junction of Ashburnham Rd.

By Car – Drivers, Car Parks near here aren’t nearby so I’ll leave you to research that one. On street parking exists. Pay and Display bays exist and require payment between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm.  Outside this time they are free to park in Pay & Display bays and possible Residents bays but check locally.

I have included a link http://www.park-up.com/Parking.aspx for drivers to locate parking info. Just enter Lotts Road into the address and you will see the parking options.

PARKING IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY – CHECK LOCALLY WHEN PARKING TO AVOID FINES


WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING ON THE DAY

Footwear. Shoes that don’t matter if they gets wet or muddy or both. Ideally an old pair of trainers. Open toe shoes are not recommended, unless your toes have a high pain tolerance.

Clothing. Track suit, running trousers or hiking trousers work well. Garments made of manmade fibres that don’t hold moisture like cotton will keep you warmer if you get wet.

Warm hat if the weather looks like it will be cold or you have no or little hair!!

Fleeces and thermal tops are ideal. Avoid wool and cotton tops.

Towel & shower kit

Dry clothes to change into after the session

Sense of humour

Capsizes are rare as the boats are very stable, and you should stay dry, but splashes are common!

You might also like to bring some water, snack and waterproof camera.  The center do take out a waterproof camera and will provide me with photos afterwards which I’ll post.

The consumption of alcohol prior to the event is unwise and dangerous for you and your kayak partner and the center will reserve the right to refuse people under the influence of alcohol.



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  • Judy

    Great event, really enjoyed it - thanks Mike!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • Depesh

    Was a fun experience! Thanks for organising Mike!

    June 6, 2013

  • Gu H.

    Mike, thanks for organising the event. Had a great time! :)

    June 6, 2013

  • Olivia

    Really fun experience - a great way to spend a lovely summer evening in London

    June 6, 2013

  • Mike H

    Thanks to everyone that turned up promptly. Im sorry we had a delayed start but Im sure we all benifited from the extra work out on the paddling!

    June 5, 2013

  • Irteza

    I guess at this point it is safe to assume that no one else is backing out :((

    Oh well, hope you all have fun. Btw it's quite windy today ;p

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to struggle to make this now. Would anyone like to buy my ticket? Please email or post me. Thanks

    June 2, 2013

    • Brian D.

      Thanks Karen/Mike. Karen, can you email me your bank details and I will transfer the money straight away. All the best, Brian

      June 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for all interest. Spot is now sold to Rohan. Have fun!

      June 3, 2013

  • Susana

    Really keen to do this!! No one ill/busy... ;)? If so please contact me, [masked], and I'll transfer the money straight away! Cheers

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • siddhant a.

    I m looking for 3 tickets plzzz

    June 2, 2013

  • Colin

    I can't make this now either. If someone wants to buy my place, please email me.
    Many thanks,
    Colin

    May 27, 2013

    • Colin

      Mike,

      1 · May 30, 2013

    • Colin

      Mike thanks for sorting transfer - Sahil/Nikita enjoy!

      1 · May 30, 2013

  • Raja

    Hey, I paid for this a few weeks ago and emailed you about it. But am not on the list?

    May 29, 2013

  • Clive

    Not sure I can make this. Does anyone want to buy my place?

    May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      a friend of mine would want to join & id like to buy the ticket from you. Can u please send your paypal e-mail details on [masked]?
      i'l send you the payment via paypal.
      cheers!

      May 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi clive, Payment sent. This is for a friend called "shreya sharma" who is on the waitlist. please confirm her seat. thanks.

      May 27, 2013

  • Jeremy

    I can no longer make this so please reply if you'd like to take my place.

    May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      hi jeremy,its confirmed. you can send me the details.
      im on [masked]
      this,i assume is for one ticket.
      however,we are looking for more tickets so if there are any last minute cancellations,please put it up on the group folks. thanks.

      May 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks jeremy. i have sent you the payment via paypal.
      this is for a friend - sanchi arora who is on the waitlist.
      cheers!

      May 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    In case of last minute cancellations,if any, please post it here folks..
    a few friends of mine are looking for tickets. I will keep a watch on the thread. thanks. looking forward to the event. cheers!

    May 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I think I RSVP'd and paid for this. Is this the last session of this?

    May 23, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi Mike, I just sent you a email. Thanks

    May 22, 2013

  • Mike H

    Apologies for clogging your inbox with yet another email.

    Due to the problems with the meetup site that we have experienced I'm still trying to identify those that have paid for this trip. I have emailed everyone who originally paid and dealt with the replies I have received. However I still have places on the meetup unallocated as the profile names of those whom I have on the wait list and those email of people who have paid do not match.

    If you are on the wait list and have paid please advise the email used by your PayPal account. This will quickly resolve this issue.

    If you are on the wait list but bought you a space from someone else please let me know who you bought it from?

    Hopefully we should have this sorted before the event and thanks again for your patience.

    Regards

    Mike

    May 22, 2013

    • Mike H

      If you are on the witlist already and should be on the RSVP Yes lis then e-mail me to advise me your paypal e-mail address or forward an e-mail that shows you exchanged places with the person who originally paid. Thanks

      May 22, 2013

  • Chris

    Hi, I was in this event and paid before, please help to check

    May 21, 2013

    • Mike H

      Chris, Can you e-mail me your paypal e-mail details or who you purchased the spot from..

      May 22, 2013

  • Olivia

    Hi, I'm paid up for this one from before the group closure. Hope I can still come along!

    May 17, 2013

  • Olivia

    My first meet up with this group - looking forward to it!

    April 5, 2013

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