Welcome to the 2017 season

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GB Canoeing director looking forward to World Cup

The performance director of Great Britain Canoeing, John Anderson, is eager for the start of the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup, despite it being over two months away.

Taking place in June at the Lee Valley White Water Centre, Anderson is confident that large crowds will enjoy the top international competition at the London 2012 venue.

Many people have taken to the paddle themselves since the Olympics, captivated by Team GB’s success at The Games.

From people in Cheshire canoeing the River Dee for fun, to experiencing the full on white water experience at the Waltham Cross facility, the number of kayakers has risen.

Anderson believes that this sets up the sport for a bright future in the country, saying:

“I was here a few Sundays ago and I think there were over 100 young athletes on the water – it was great sight.

“What we’re also seeing is young athletes from throughout the UK…”

Tickets for the event went on sale one month ago. Anderson is hoping that the take up will be good, continuing:

“The world’s best athletes will be here and I’m sure we’ll put on a fantastic event.

“I hope that we get good crowds.”

With many weather professionals predicting another hot and sustained summer, the outlook for canoers throughout the country looks good.

Experiencing a ride through raging rapids is an adrenalin rush of course. However, first timers will certainly prefer calmer waters to get to grips with the exciting sport for the first time, before watching the world’s best cut through the surf in their bid for gold.