About Nigel Wooltorton

Club chairman.

Canal Clearance

Mercia club members did a canal clearance in April and October. We worked on the 2 miles out to Swan Lane Wharf. In October we collected; 28 large black bags of plastic, bottles, cans, rubbish
1 bike frame
1 shopping trolley
1 sign
1 wheelie bin

Rio Starter Event

The club held a British Canoeing Rio Starter event on 03 September.

Paddlers did a short timed sprint from Bridge 1 back to the club. After a rest they completed a timed run on our mini slalom. The times of each part were added to come up with the results. The slalom boat proved a hit. Two SUP’s did the slalom course!



Malawi Trust

Mercia Canoe Club helped Cardinal Wiseman School raise funds with students completing a sponsored paddle for the Malawi Trust:


The group set off from the Club and made their way out to the Navigation Bridge before hot chocolate and the use of the MacDonalds facilities at Gallagher Retail Park over the road. This also coincided with closure of the footpath for further works. The bank support had to be directed across the City to meet us at the coiled snake pocket park off Harnall Lane. It was a good paddle for all as most had little previous paddling experience.