Thameside 1 – Update 2

Entry to this year’s Thameside 1 is very high, this will put pressure on both start and finish sites. To help things run smooth we are putting a couple of additional measures in place that we need you to follow:

Schedule

The start window has been increased so slower boats should start earlier. We will run 3 briefings to accommodate people starting across the window

The finish doesn’t open until 12:30 so if you finish before then you won’t get a time, and certainly not a prize.

09:00 Check-In opens
11:00 Check-In closes
09:30 Briefing 1
10:45 Briefing 2
11:00 Briefing 3
09:45 Start window opens
11:45 Start window closed
12:30 Finish window opens
15:00 Prize giving

Parking
Therefore, where possible, please car share and remember to always park legally and considerately. This is very important to the future of this event.

Butts Inn
The Butts Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use their car park for this years race. The following has been requested:

We start parking our cars at the back of their car park
No shuttle cars are left the during the race
We are clear of the car park before they open (12:00)

Finish Parking
The Warren (road outside RCC)
The road is narrow so parking carefully is mandatory
We will cone off a passing area mid way along the road. Please don’t block this space.

Overflow parking (see map for directions)
Albert Road, which is short walk from the club.
Rivermead Leisure Centre, on the opposite bank to RCC, a canoe ferry will be in operation

Check-In Procedure
When you have paid your race entry fee online you will be able to see you race number.

On race day you must tell your number to the check-in team who will confirm your name and then give you a South Region number board to use

No other number boards are acceptable. Remember – no online payment – no number – no race

British Canoeing membership
Everyone racing is required to present their BC card at check-in or pay for day ticket.

So, remember to
Bring your BC card (this is not a Hasler Race)
Bring & wear appropriate kit
Park legally and considerately
Take your litter home

Thameside 1 – Entry Closed

Due to unprecedented demand and the concern of the impact this will have on facilities at the start and end of the course, we have closed entries for Thameside 1.

It is fantastic that we have such high interest (almost double some previous years with over 300 seats!) but need to manage congestion in order to avoid any potential negative impact on permission to run the event in the future.

You are still able to log in to the site to check details and complete payment.

Thameside 1 – Update

Early bird entry close Friday 24-Feb 12:00

Entry to this year’s Thameside 1 is very high, this will put pressure on both start and finish sites.

Therefore, where possible, please car share and remember to always park legally and considerately. This is very important to the future of this event.

Aldermaston – Butts Inn
The Butts Inn has been kind enough to allow us to use their car park for this years race. The following has been requested:

We start parking our cars at the back of their car park
No shuttle cars are left the during the race
We are clear of the car park before they open (12:00)

Overflow finish car parking
Please use Albert Road, which is short walk from the club. Please see map for directions.

The Warren (road outside the club)
Due to width restriction of the road parking carefully is required, we will cone off a passing area mid way along the road please don’t block this space.

Everyone racing is required to present their BC card at check-in or pay for day ticket.

So, remember to
Bring your BC card (this is not a Hasler Race)
Bring & wear appropriate kit
Park legally and considerately
Take your litter home

Check-In Procedure
When you have paid your race entry fee online you will be able to see you race number.

On race day you must tell your number to the check-in team who will confirm your name and then give you a South Region number board to use

No other number boards are acceptable. Remember – no online payment – no number – no race

Thameside Online Entries – Now Open

As with previous years entry is online, however this year entry is only online. You will NOT be able to enter or pay on the day!

You will be able to enter online & pay* until 14:00 the day before the race

Thameside 1
Aldermaston to Reading 26 Feb-2017
Early bird entry close Friday 24-Feb 12:00
Last entry close Saturday 25-Feb 14:00

Thameside 2
Reading to Marlow 12 Mar-2017
Early bird entry close Friday 10-Mar 12:00
Last entry close Saturday 11-Mar 14:00

* Only online payment can be received on Saturday before the race. If you are posting cheque it needs to arrive at the latest Friday before the race.

Request to help out community canoeing in Abingdon

Message from Abingdon CC…

Securing a future for paddlesports in Abingdon – vote for us now in the Aviva Community Fund

https://www.avivacommunityfund.co.uk/voting/project/view/16-1882

Our friendly canoe club has introduced hundreds of people of all ages to paddling, inspiring them to enjoy the great outdoors. Many have then gone on to make it a lifetime activity. Setting up this new riverside base is essential for us to be able to continue.

We are being evicted from the site from which we have operated for the last 25+ years and as a result there is a very real danger that the club will be unable to function and cease to exist.

We have been working flat out to obtain a new site and have just received planning permission for a modest facility near Abingdon Lock. This is, however, still going to cost something in the region of £40,000, money we do not have at present. We are able to part fund from money we have saved over the years but are nowhere near the total cost,

In order to part fund this we have applied to The Aviva Community Fund. In order to stand a chance of receiving some funding we have to obtain votes from the general public for our project.

This process involves going onto the following site and registering. Once the voting process opens (from this Friday 21st October until 18th November you have 10 votes which we hope you will give all to our project.

In order to stand a chance of receiving the funding we so desperately need, we would probably have to have 500 + people each registering their 10 votes for us. This is quite a challenge, so all involved are spreading the word amongst friends, community groups and anyone who believes in what we are doing ,and is willing to register and vote as well as spreading the message amongst their contacts. If , in addition, you feel able to pass this on to any others you feel would be willing to vote that would be fantastic.