What Will I need To Bring With Me?
Good question! The club has all the kayaking equipment you'll need in terms of boats, paddles, helmets and buoyancy aids so there is no need to have your own equipment but you are welcome to bring it if you do. What you will need to bring with you is:
Suitable clothing for going on the river
Ideally we are looking to wear relatively tight fitting clothing such as Lycra running leggings and 'base layer' type tops. These are lightweight, allow for a good range of motion and will help to keep us warm when wet. Wearing multiple layers for your top half will help keep you warmer.
We would advise against wearing cotton based materials where possible as these will hold water, become heavy, and they won't help you retain body heat when wet so you'll feel the cold much quicker.
Please avoid hooded tops as these can present safety issues whilst on the water.
Lightweight trainers or river shoes will be ideal as footwear, any laces on trainers some be securely tucked inside the shoe / under the top-facing laces to ensure they don't present a snagging risk.
A dry change of clothes for after the session
A fun & adventurous attitude!