Archived News

30th August 2014 Another fun trip to Matlock on this day, although the water levels were a little low due to the dry summer. Hopefully we'll get some rain in autumn and this trip will be entirely different... See the trip report written by the first swimmer of the day. Dave's making a habit of being the first swimmer which means he's the only one trying!
20th August 2014 Unfortunately, due to a recent fuel spillage into the River Don and the subsequent pollution the Sheffield Raft Race on the 30th August has been cancelled. Despite the best efforts of members of the club to clear the pollution from the river the condition is still not suitable for paddlers or the raft race. The raft race will return next year though, check here for the latest news
26th June 2014 Entry forms now available for download for the Sheffield Raft Race on the 30th August. For the self build entry form click here. To hire a raft click here. Enter soon to make sure you don't miss out!
22nd June 2014 A fun trip to Matlock was enjoyed by all who went on Saturday. Nice weather, plenty of water, and fun on the waves! Check back soon for the trip report by the first swimmer of the day.
20th May 2014 The One Big River event has now been re-arranged for the 31st May and 1st June. This is a unique opportunity to experience a guided catamaran canoe trip along the River Don, complete with a talk on the history of the area. Full details and booking information can be found here. Let's hope we have more luck with the weather this time!
10th April 2014 Details are now available for the Kelham Island History river trip we're running on the 10th & 11th May as part of the One Big River event. This is a unique opportunity to experience a guided catamaran canoe trip along the River Don, complete with a talk on the history of the area. Full details and booking information can be found here.
6th April 2014 The date for this years Sheffield Raft Race has now been confirmed as the Saturday 30th August 2014! To make sure you don't miss out check here again at the end of May to download the application form.
6th April 2014 Follow our new twitter feed here for the latest news of club trips and events
5th April 2014 Our new YouTube channel is now up and running. Check back regularly for the latest videos of club trips and the adventures of club members.
28th March 2014 Fun video of Neil proving once and for all that he leaves his sense of self preservation on the river bank. Don't try this at home!
27th March 2014 New photos in the Gallery for the River Idle trip in February. With all the rain that month the name of the river proved to be ironic... Fun though!
2nd March 2014 Work continues on the bank improvement project down at Kelham Island ready for the summer events. See the Gallery for photos
16th February 2014 Steve, Neil, Chris and Dave ran the Don from Deepcar to Oughtibridge in fairly high water. Chris did an interesting sideways descent of the step weir including a newly invented 'handstand roll' on his way down!
2nd February 2014 On a sunny morning Steve, Kevin, Louise, Lee and Angel paddled the Don from Deepcar to Oughtibridge in high enough water to miss most of the rocks. Apart from Angel, who hit more than she missed!
15th January 2014 The photos are now uploaded to the Gallery for the New Years Day paddle. Only 1 swimmer this year, with Tony the chairman kindly demonstrating a wet exit :-)
5th January 2014 The photos are now uploaded to the Gallery for the Boxing Day paddle. And before you ask, yes, that's a photo of someone paddling a Mini.
28 November 2012 With the level of flood damage to our site this sundays paddling session has been cancelled but a clean up party is needed if you can give a few hours of your time, there is the christmas market at kelham island which you will have free entry to for your services.
24 November 2012 Congratulations to Rachel Furmidge, one of our junior paddlers who last night performed her first roll in a most elegant fashion.
24 November 2012 Due to the heavy rain forecast over night the session at kelham will be cancelled tomorrow although a work party will be there if you can help out. next weeks session will be on as usual but due to the kelham island christmas market parking will be restricted and cars must be left at the fat cat pub.
3 November 2012 As the festive period approaches the club has already finalised the details for this years Christmas social and its to be at the Fat Cat pub in Sheffield, places are limited so please book early to avoid dissapointment.
6 September 2012 This month sees Sheffield City Kayak club involved with the Down By The Riverside event, which will this year coincide with the opening of the new pocket park on Nursery Street, to celebrate the occassion the club will be running Sheffields first raft race from Kelham Island to the new pocket park on Sunday. On Saturday Go Paddling will be the focus of the day for the club at Kelham island with taster sessions being held in amongst the festivities that will surround the museum for the day. Details can be found for the whole weekend here.
16 July 2012 Due to the hard work of some of our members the river is now open as usual and the disruption that the recent floods caused has been kept to a minimum. Thanks Everyone see you all at the next river session.
8 July 2012 Due to recent flood damage the clubs river sessions will be cancelled until further notice, work parties will be set up to repair the damage over the next few weeks so if you are available please check back for details.
15 Jun 2012

Hello every one 

I have bad news, sadly Steve Sargison has passed away.

He has had cancer for the last 9 months. Steve died at home in Turkey.

Our condolences go to his wife Heather.

Steve was a man that had achieved many things in his life. Least of all for a lad from the back streets of Sheffield to become a master mariner, was no mean achievement.

I personally had a lot of time for Steve, as I am sure you all did.

We will all have some very nice memories of times spent with Steve and Heather on and off the water.

Steve always made me smile and that’s an achievement in its self.

His memory will live on with the boat that was named after him 2 years ago 

“Big Sarge”


Tony Canning

1 May Thursday nights session will unfortunately be cancelled this week, The sunday session will be on as normal though if you wish to paddle please contact Steve Cheetham to comfirm.
28 April Due to the heavy rain this week the River Don is running at a very high level which would prevent the safe running of our normal sunday session, therefore we have decided that an open & touring boat session is to be held at the canal basin down to meadowhall locks. Please contact Tony for details and to book. We will be meeting at Kelham Island at 8.30am so we can collect boats and make our way down to Victoria Quays for a 9am start.
12 April Dont forget our summer evening sessions start tonight, please remember that these sessions start at 6.10pm to allow us to be on the water for 6.30pm.
23 March This Sundays session has had to be cancelled due to the installation of the new flood gate at Kelham Island, dont forget though that there is a trip to Matlock, if you are interested then contact Steve to discuss your suitability.
15 Feb Rod from 1st Wet & Wild is organising a trip down to Symonds Yat over the weekend of 28th & 29th of April 2012, it sounds like a fantastic weekend for anyone who is interested. Details can be found here or contact Rod for further information or to book. Please note that this is not an official club trip as our coaches are otherwise engaged so cannot attend.
1 Feb The trip to the Ancholme has been cancelled due to the icy weather that is forecast to hit the UK over the weekend. This will be postponed till a later date.
31 Nov This Sundays session (4th December) is cancelled due to Kelham Island holding their annual Christmas Market.
10 Nov Today we have recieved a very kind offer from 1st Wet & Wild (SHEFFIELD CITY KAYAK CLUBS official supplier) of vastly reduced prices on boats & equipment - Have a look at it all on sale here.
8 Nov Congratulations to Sean Waine, age 10, for gaining promotion to Div 2 by achieving 1st place, 5 seconds clear of his nearest rival, in the Men’s K1 Div 3 Slalom event at Sowerby Bridge on 16th October. This is an excellent result, particularly for someone of Sean’s age, because at this level he has been competing directly against teenagers and adults who all have a good set of paddling skills, and have one sole aim - Div 2!    Well done Sean!
28 Oct Well Christmas is nearly upon us once again and as is tradition SCKC will be gathering for our festive social - this year we have booked Uncle Sams american diner in Sheffield. They have kindly said that they will open the diner after hours exclusively for us after our regular pool session on the 9th December from 10pm. Places are unfortunately limited so please book early to guarantee that you can sample some of the finest cheese sauce in the world ever. Contact Lee to let him know how many places you require asap.
16 Sept

Yesterday saw a landmark in the clubs history with the delivery of our new container. This purchase reflects just how far the club has progressed over the last couple of years and a massive thanks must go out to all our club members who have been involved in raising the funds to enable us to to this. Thank You.

12 Sept The next club events for your diary will be our annual twilight paddle on the 22nd of September (our final summer evening session) where the candlelit paddle will be complimented by hot jacket potatoes and cake (please book with Tony so we know who'll be there) and also the Down by the Riverside event on the 24th September held at Kelham Island, details can be found by clicking here for the official event flyer.
6 Sept Dont forget the mock tests for all 2* participants are on Sunday at Victoria Quays in Sheffield. Please make sure you confirm your place with Tony so equipment is available.
11 Aug Due to coaches holidays clashing the next few club sessions are cancelled and will resume on the 21st August - please email Tony to make sure equipment will be available for you on his return. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
8 Aug Once again one of our members Dave Stannard is digging deep with his efforts to raise money for the childrens charity Bliss - this time by running from London to Sheffield a not so small distance of 160 miles over 8 days, if you could find it in you to support Dave in his mammoth efforts then you can donate at his just giving web page here - or if you would prefer to pass a contribution on to our Chairman who will make sure it reaches him. Thanks and Good Luck Dave.
8 Aug The Kelham to Meadowhall trip was a great success, thanks to everyone who turned up and endured the constant need to keep getting out of our boats due to the lack of water in places. The 6 hour paddle took alot out of us all but we still had smiles on our faces at the end. Massive thanks to those that provided logistical support in ferrying members.
1 Jun The summer is looking good and Sheffield City Kayak Clubs future is looking even better with our new permanent site at Kelham Island Museum - from now on all our sessions will be run from here which means better parking, better facilities and more structured sessions for our members, we meet at the car park at the rear of the museum.
5 May Dont forget that tonights session will part of the Go Paddling programme and will be on the Goyt from 6.30pm to 8pm, Sundays session will also be part of the Go Paddling programme and will be from Ball Bridge starting at 10.00am till 4pm - and its all FREE!!!
16 Apr Please note that due to the Slalom over the weekend our River session on Sunday the 17th has been cancelled, also due to the royal wedding and bank holiday our next Pool session on the 29th has also been cancelled as the Zest Centre is closed. Thanks.
4 Mar Please be aware that this sundays paddling session at the Don has been cancelled, instead the session has been moved to Matlock and will be meeting at Artists Corner car park at 9am, Please contact Steve to let him know if you want to paddle or to discuss your suitability if you havn't paddled there before.
7 Feb Thanks for your patience things are now back to normal with the website.
26 Jan Due to changing internet providers the website will not be updated for the next several days, please check out our twitter page where any important news will be announced, hopefully things will be back to normal shortly.
7 Jan Due to some of the coaches being out of action due to illness Sunday mornings session has been cancelled - hopefully things back to normal next week.