Full on White Water Rafting at the unique London 2012 Olympic venue.!
Friday evening - 16th May 2014 - £58 (including all rafting costs, equipment and £10 towards your snacks)
Get set for an unforgettable evening of adrenalin pumping white water rafting at the best and newest white water centre in the world! Upon arrival you’ll be kitted out with a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, helmet and boots. Your raft guide will then take you outside and run through a safety briefing followed by some flat water exercises on the lake – it’s here that you’ll learn the secrets of navigating the world class white water course.
From a calm first run – a fast paced top to bottom descent designed to get you used to the feel of the boat, the fear factor will be stepped up a few gears for each run of the course. By your final run you’ll be surfing, high siding, spinning and nose dunking with the very best! Make sure you allow half a day for your experience.
* Price covers the full White Water Rafting experience including wetsuit and boots plus £10 towards snacks after
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Total time on the water will be 2-3 hours including practising on the lake & running the white water courses!
Where to meet & when!!
For those making their own way there..
Meet at the venue's ( click here for map & address) main reception for 6:40pm
For those coming through Central London meeting at Liverpool Street station..
Gather at Liverpool Street Station (next to gate for Platform 6 at 5.40pm to get tickets then catch 5:56pm train to Waltham Cross, arriving at 6:21pm for 10-15min walk to the venue, ready to meet those making their own way there ;-)
*Check for updates on www.NationalRail.co.uk
** Full details/maps/directions by all modes of transport available here!
What should I expect?
We’ll take good care of you from the moment you arrive. Please get to Lee Valley White Water Centre 15 minutes before your booking to register. Once registered, one of our qualified members of staff will kit you out with all the equipment and clothing you’ll need and introduce you to your raft guide and group – now’s the time to make friends as team work is key if you want to stay aboard your raft!
Your raft guide will run through a full safety briefing and provide the basics in rafting techniques before taking you onto the lake where you’ll take part in some flat water exercises. While on the flat you’ll learn the secrets of safely navigating the world class white water course, whilst making the most of your experience. From this point on it’s action all the way!
Due to the speed of the rapids, this exhilarating experience is not suitable for anyone under the age of 14.
What do i need to bring?
All equipment is provided – just bring your swimmers and a towel. We’ll provide wetsuits, buoyancy aids, helmets and wet boots. However, if you’d prefer to bring your own wet boots, and/or wetsuit please feel free to bring them along – we encourage you to bring a pair of old trainers if you’d prefer this to wet boots, but please ensure that they’re clean and have good grip. Open toe shoes such as sandals are unsuitable for this activity.
How many runs down the course will we get?
The raft guide will tailor sessions so each group will get the very best experience possible. Some people may prefer straight top to bottom runs, while the hardier may prefer to get stuck in and play on the stoppers and waves. Dependant on the type of group and duration of run you should expect at least four runs down the course.
How long will it take to go down each course?
It will depend on the ability of the paddlers and at what level of difficulty the course is set at. This can be changed to suit people’s requirements, along with what activities they are participating in. For example for the Games obstacles and gates will be set ensuring that the course is a real challenge for the Olympians.
15m3 of water per second on the 300m Olympic standard competition course (this would fill a 25m swimming pool in around 30 seconds!)
10.5m3 of water per second on the 160mTraining course
Do i need to be fit?
A reasonable level of fitness is required to take part in any physical activity.
Our group may have mixed experience. Can we still all go together?
Yes, the raft guide will tailor the session to meet the collective groups expectations.
How many people can go in a raft?
A raft can take upto a maximum of 9 people.
What happens if i fall out?
You will get wet! You will be briefed on what to expect and how to safely exit the water.
What are the two courses?
Between the two courses and the lake, the centre has a full range of white water grades from 1 to 4. This allows opportunities for all levels of paddler to access the facility with opportunities to develop their skills.
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