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"Helping and Inspiring people to go canoeing”

Set up in 1936 to send a team to the Berlin Olympics, the British Canoe Union (BCU) is the lead body for canoeing and kayaking in the UK. Since then the organisation has grown considerably, and the range of canoeing opportunity has increased tremendously.

The BCU is the umbrella organisation for Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Canoe Association of Northern Ireland and the Scottish Canoeing Association.

You can contact the British Canoe Union at:

    British Canoe Union HQ (also the offices of Canoe England)
    18 Market Place
    NG13 8AP

    Tel: 0845 370 9500 or 0300 0119 500
    Fax: 0845 370 9501

This is also the British Canoe Union's registered office address. It is registered in England and Wales with company number 152 54 84  VAT number 347 364 441.     

Canoe England
18 Market Place, Bingham, Nottingham, NG13 8AP
Tel: 0845 370 9500 Fax: 0845 370 9501 e-mail   
Office Hours 8.30am - 5.00pm Monday - Friday.

Scottish Canoe Association
Caledonia House, South Gyle, Edinburgh EH12 9DQ
Tel: 0131 317 7314 Fax: 0131 317 7319 
e-mail   http://www.canoescotland.org or [email protected]

Canoe Wales
Canolfan Tryweryn, Frongoch, Bala, Gwynedd LL23 7NU
Tel: 01678 521199 Fax: 01678 521158  e-mail    www.canoewales.com

The Canoe Association of Northern Ireland
Unit 2 Rivers Edge 13-15 Ravenhill Road Belfast BT6 8DN
Tel: 02890738884 [email protected]    www.cani.org.uk
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30 – 4.30

Officers of the BCU
President                                Albert Woods OBE
Vice President                        David Gent
Vice-Chairman, BCU Board    Albert Woods OBE
Secretary of the Company     Paul Owen