Welcome to Solihull Canoe Club
Canoeing is a popular and fast growing sport. It is a great way to get fit and explore the countryside of Britain.
Here at Solihull Canoe Club we take part in both recreational and
competitive kayaking & canoeing. Even if you are a complete
beginner, you are most welcome to come along for a try out under the
guidance of qualified British Canoeing (BC) coaches.
are based at Catherine-de-Barnes on the Grand Union Canal near Solihull and Birmingham in the
West Midlands. For a map and details of how to get to the club; click on Find Us
club is a registered charity with volunteer committee members and
coaches, for more information on who we are; our experience and qualifications; click on People
club meets every Saturday with a performance group in the morning and a
recreational group in the afternoon. If you are a novice or regular canoeist and would like
to come along we would be delighted to see you. If you need any further information see either About Us
. or, if that does not meet your needs, please phone or email us.
Details of Membership costs can be found on About Us
A select team of familiar and new team members battled the traditionally choppy conditions on the Gailey canal and the gusty winds made conditions even more tricky! It was good to see Clive Jones winning Div 4 and wearing Solihull club colours again. And we came away with several other medals including another by Nacho who won by 5 minutes again after racing in the Waterland marathon in Amsterdam the day before! Felicitaciones por tu éxito y que éxito sea tuyo siempre!
Thanks Tomasz Kajjo Je Clipol for the great photos.
Well done team Solihull especially our junior paddlers who excelled in the cold first race Midlands Hasler marathon race of the season. Team Solihull was there in force with 18 paddlers collecting over 200 points for the club. And our secret weapon has been revealed. Nacho won Div 4 by a massive 5minutes and earned himself a 2 division promotion to Div 2!
In the afternoon session on Saturday 13 April seven members did some litter picking to support Surfers Against Sewage’s beach clean up campaign which British Canoeing are supporting. We cleaned the stretch of the canal from the club to CRT’s site and removed 4 bags of plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles as well as a fire extinguisher.