Weekly Timetable

You’ll find us out paddling on Trentham lake several times a week. Our sessions are by prior arrangement only until you become a Member – please email to find out more.

Please note we’re now in our winter season and recreational paddling is limited. Our Monday Club Nights will return in the spring but why not come along to our pool sessions or find out more about the race group who continue to train throughout the winter.

​Monday 6pm-7.30pm
Coach-led race training sessions (experienced paddlers only)

Monday 8pm-9pm
Pool session at Trentham Community Sports Centre – find out more

Wednesday 5:45pm-7.30pm
Coach-led race training sessions (experienced paddlers only)

Friday   5:30pm Land session
               6.30pm-7.30pm Water session
Coach-led race training sessions (experienced paddlers only)

Sunday 9.30am-11am
Recreational paddling and coach-led race training (when not attending a race event)
We often run paddling trips on Sundays – keep an eye on our News page!

Calendar – 2017/2018

Here you’ll find important dates of races, trips and other canoe club events for the next 12 months.

December 2017
Wednesday 27th – Christmas Trip
Ironbridge. More details available from Graeme/Hadrian.

January 2018
Saturday 27th – Club Trip
Joint Potteries Paddlers trip – River Trent from Hanford to Stone. ​​

Wednesday 31st – TCC Winter Session: The Wonderful World of Fermentation
Come and join one of our fellow paddlers, Emma Cronin; owner and founder of Wild Pickle, to discover the world or fermented food and drinks and how this can help you become a healthier and happier paddler. You will also have the chance to try a few things during the evening. Confirm your attendance on Facebook.

February 2018
Sunday 18th – Club Trip
Shugborough Loop.

Wednesday 28th – TCC Winter Session: Adventures on the Salty Stuff!
Come and join Zoe Robinson tell us about what sea kayaking can be, her experiences and have a chance to hear about some of her amazing adventures. Confirm your attendance on Facebook.

March 2018
Sunday 18th – River Dove Tour
A popular TCC annual trip. Access to the River Dove is restricted to one weekend each year offering an experience never to be forgotten to any paddler making the trip for the first time! The overall trip is 11 miles with lunch normally taken after 5 miles at the first weir. Water is typically grade 1 to first weir then grade 1 – 2 thereafter. All weirs portagable.


Sunday 18th – Weaver Descent TBC

Sunday 25th – Gailey CC Hasler (link)
First local Hasler race of the year (although out of region so not point scoring). Great opportunity to gain some early-season race practice. Held on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal at Gailey just south of Stafford.

Monday 26th – Club Nights restart

Friday 30th to Monday 2nd April – Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race (link)
A challenging marathon race of 125 miles (and 77 portages!) starting from Devizes in Wiltshire and finishing at Westminster Bridge in Central London. The race is a severe test of skill, physical and mental stamina and planning which produces a memorable sense of achievement for those successfully completing it. TCC has never had a team enter this prestigious race so could you be the first?

April 2018
Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th – Club Trip
Ross-on-Wye to Redbrook via Symonds Yat along the River Wye with one night’s camping at Symonds Yat West.

★ Sunday 29th – Trentham Hasler
Our own North West region Hasler event. Details to follow nearer the date.  ​​

May 2018
Sunday 6th – Worcester Hasler (link)
Another out of region (so not point scoring) Hasler race that’s popular with the club. Held on the River Severn adjacent to Worcester Racecourse, this wide river is great for beginners.

★ Sunday 20th – Chester 1 Hasler
A North West region Hasler event and vitally important that we have as many paddlers take part as possible. Hosted by Chester Sailing and Canoe Club and held on the River Dee in Chester. 

★ TBC – South Lakes Hasler
A North West region Hasler event and vitally important that we have as many paddlers take part as possible. Hosted by Duddon Canoe Club and held on Coniston Water in the Lake District. 

Saturday 26th to Sunday 3rd June – National Go Canoeing Week
A week of exciting canoeing activities. If you’re interested in getting involved, please speak to Simon or Tammy.

June 2018
★ Sunday 10th – Macclesfield Adelphi Hasler (link)
A North West region Hasler event and vitally important that we have as many paddlers take part as possible. Hosted by Macclesfield and District Canoe Club and held on the Macclesfield Canal in Cheshire. 

Saturday 16th – Conwy Ascent Race/Tour
A superb canoeing and kayaking race and tour on the Conwy Estuary in North Wales. The Conwy Ascent is an upstream canoeing event taking advantage of the flood tide to start in the Deganwy Narrows and finish at Dolgarrog Bridge approximately 15km away. 

Sunday 24th – Shropshire Paddlesport Queens Head Hasler
Another popular out of region (so not point scoring) Hasler race. Held on the Montgomery Canal nr Oswestry. 

Sunday 30th to Sunday 1st July – Cheshire Ring Race
The Cheshire Ring Race is being run for the 40th occasion in 2018. The 96-mile race uses the canals of Cheshire to pass anticlockwise around the county taking in beautiful countryside as well as the heritage of Manchester, and portages 92 locks and 5 tunnels on route. A long distance challenge for solo, doubles, and relay team paddlers.

July 2018
Sunday 15th – Pete White Memorial Race (Ironbridge Hasler)
Traditional point to point race with the higher divisions going through Jackfield Rapids

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd – National Marathon Championships
To be held on the River Thames in Reading. 

August 2018
Monday 13th to Friday 17th – Club Expedition – Great Glen Canoe Trail
This is a five day open canoe journey along the Great Glen Canoe Trail from Fort William on the West Coast to Inverness on the East Coast and wild camping in tents along the way. 

September 2018
Sunday 2nd – Shrewsbury Sprint Quadrathlon
TCC Members will be competing in this annual event made up of a 500m river swim, 4.5km paddle, 23k bike course and a 5k run. Speak to Simon if you’re interested in joining in!

★ Sunday 16th – Chester 2 Hasler
A North West region Hasler event and vitally important that we have as many paddlers take part as possible. Hosted by Chester Sailing and Canoe Club and held on the River Dee in Chester. 

Sunday 30th – Hasler Final
To be held on the River Yare in Norwich. ​